A Lifetime of Learning

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Imagine your son or daughter knowing all of the Shabbat prayers, understanding the history and traditions of our people, and comfortably articulating his or her relationship to God. Or, consider tapping intoan exciting array of educational opportunities that satisfy your needs as an adult learner. 


Or Atid's Jewish Learning Lab

It begins with Kindergarten and goes through the 7th grade with family education programs for even younger children. Each Bar and Bat Mitzvah is uniquely personal with one child conducting the service supported by Rabbi Finestone who is actively involved in your child's preparation.  

Special programs for teens

For 8th graders and high school students we offer a unique program called "Telem" which pairs community service with social action and Jewish studies (and can fulfill community service hours required by most High Schools!). 

Adult education

We offer an array of opportunities from weekly discussion groups of the Torah portion, beginning Hebrew and special topical discussions.  Or Atid has also hosted Hebrew College's Me'ah class, an intensive two year study of Jewish History and literature as well as CJP's Ikkarim program which focuses on parenting through a Jewish lens. 

Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Next hosting dates TBA.  

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: TBA.  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. Coordinated through Community Cooks. To volunteer, send email here.

Patient Navigator Service

In conjunction with JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 . Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday. 

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Adult Education

Our classes are complete! Check back here for a new slate of classes this coming Fall.

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