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 into an exciting array of educational opportunities that satisfy your needs as an adult learner. 



Or Atid's Jewish Learning Collaborative

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 Polisson 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 Volunteer Orientations
Sept. 19, 7pm, St Zepharin’s Church, 99 Main St., Wayland
Oct. 17, 7pm, Shir Tikvah, 141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

If you are concerned about the issue of family homelessness in your community and want to make a difference, considering attending one of these volunteer orientations. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 20 We will cook in our own homes. Please volunteers to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. More info here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Oct 6 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

Mindfulness Practice: Meditation, Chanting & Text Study
Sept. 12 (Or Atid), Sept. 19 (Beth El) & Oct. 19 (Temple Israel, Natick)

Join the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community for three sessions focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer. Details here.

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.

 

World Tour of Jewish Music

Thursdays 10/17 & 10/24, 7:30-9 pm, Or Atid
Join Rabbi Polisson for a tour of Jewish music throughout the world and history. Email [email protected] to register. 

 

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