Be an active member of our community
Congregation Or Atid opens its arms to interfaith families and encourages full integration into our community. Since our founding in 1991, our diverse membership of over 150 families have shared a commitment to making the synagogue experience accessible to each and every member.
Participate fully in your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah
The non-Jewish parent is fully involved with their child during their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Strong efforts are made to find English parts for non-Jewish family members to read during the Shabbat service, so that both sides of the family are actively included.
A Message from one of our interfaith family members:
"Or Atid is a loving, fun, welcoming community of caring people, that has exceeded our expectations. It is a place of support and deep friendships, and is a pillar of our family life. My interfaith background is unnoticed, and I feel valued and respected by Rabbi Finestone for who I am, just as she embraces every single congregant. During our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, my wife and I felt like co-equal joy-filled parents. I stood proudly on the bima with her, blessed her, and participated as much as I cared to. My mother, sisters and cousin read prayers. It was a wonderful day."
Find out why Or Atid is right for your family
Rabbi Finestone would love to talk with you about the possibilities. Call her at 508-358-9623 or email her at [email protected].