High Holidays Schedule 2018-5779

Rabbi Louis Polisson inspires as he leads us during our High Holiday services. 

Join us as we read from our wonderful High Holiday prayer book Mahzor Lev Shalem. This highly inclusive and accessible resource makes it easy to follow along with the service in Hebrew and English and provides an engaging and relevant in-depth commentary for our modern readers. 

Ordering your tickets

Go here to get complete information about tickets for both members and non-members.

Dates and times 

Rosh Hashanah


Sun., September 9, 2018



Mon., September 10, 2018


Children's services 10:30-11:45am

Tues., September 11, 2018


Children's services 10:30-11:45am




Tashlikh Picnic 

Sun., September 16, 2018 12:15pm    

Kol Nidre


Tues., September 18, 2018



Yom Kippur


Wed., September 19, 2018


Children's services 10:30-11:45am

Afternoon Neilah


Kiddush to break the fast after services
Sukkot Harvest Festival    

Sun., September 23, 2018

11:00am-1:00pm All are welcome!

Sukkot Sunset Services


Sun., September 23, 2018



Wed., September 26, 2018

"Pizza in the Hut"


Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor)


Sun., September 30, 2018



Simchat Torah 


Mon., October 1, 2018



Children's services

Your children will love our special High Holiday services created just for their age group. We conduct a service for children ages 3 to 6 years, and a Junior Congregation service for children ages 7 to 13 years on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These services run just the right amount of time from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

*See Childcare to learn more about care for children 3 months to 4th grade. 


ON STREET PARKING: As we have in the past, after our parking lot and the Peace Lutheran Church parking lot is full, we will have overflow parking on the east side only of Concord Road between Glezen Lane and Plain Road. Below are some import reminders regarding overflow parking:
o No parking on side roads including Claypit Hill Road, Training Field Road and Glezen Lane
o Do not obstruct any sidewalks or driveways, and avoid parking within 75 feet of street corners to allow for proper sight lines

NEW! Lulav and Etrog Orders

New this year, Congregation Or Atid is happy to offer a Lulav and Etrog pick up service from the Israel Book Shop. For more information and to download the order form, go here.



Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Dec. 2 :  Help cook and 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. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Dec. 2: 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.


Adult Education

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage brings special blessings and insights. Or Atid offers a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 

Bad-ss Broads of the Bible:
10-session course, starting Oct. 16, 10am-noon
Metrowest Jewish Women's Study Group will explore audacious female characters in the Hebrew Bible.

Why Pray? Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer:
6-session course starting Nov. 8, 7:30-8:45pm
Led by Rabbi Polisson, come and discover the meaning and power of Jewish prayer!