High Holidays Schedule 2019-5780

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

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Dates and times 

Rosh Hashanah


Sun., September 29, 2019



Mon., September 30, 2019


Super Tot Services (Newborn-K)  10:30-11:30 am
Children's Services (Grades 1-5) 10:30-11:45 am
Youth Discussions (Grades 6-8 and HS) Noon-1pm

Tues., October 1, 2019


Children's services (Grades 1-5) 10:30-11:45am





Sun., October 6, 2019 12:30-2:00 pm Grist Mill, Sudbury  

Kol Nidre


Tues., October 8, 2019

5:45 pm


Yom Kippur


Wed., October 9, 2019


Super Tot Services (Newborn-K)  10:30-11:30 am
Children's Services (Grades 1-5) 10:30-11:45 am
Youth Discussions (Grades 6-8 and HS) Noon-1pm

Minchah (Afternoon Services) and Ne'ilah (Concluding Services)


Kiddush to break the fast after services

Erev Sukkot Sunset Services


Sun., October 13, 2019


Candle lighting 5:48 pm

Sukkot Day 1 Morning Services

Mon., October 14, 2019    

"Pizza & Pasta in the Hut" 

Wed., October 16, 2019 6:00pm  

Erev Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor)


Sun., October 20, 2019



Erev Simchat Torah 


Mon., October 21, 2018

6:00 pm

Dinner and Learning Israeli Dancing
  6:45 pm Ma'ariv
  7:00 pm Hakafot (Dancing with the Torah)

Children's services

Your children will love our special High Holiday services created just for their age group. We conduct a Super Tot Service for children ages newborn to kindergarten, and a Junior Congregation service for children in grades 1-5. In addition to children’s services, there will be discussion groups for middle-schoolers and teens. Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12 will have opportunities to focus on some of the themes of the High Holidays and how they relate to their lives today. See the grid above for dates and times.

*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

Congregation Or Atid is happy to offer a Lulav and Etrog pick up service from the Israel Book Shop. Click here for the order form and more information.



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.


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.