Shabbat b'Yahad ("Shabbat Together")

As an integral part of our religious school program, students in grades pre-kindergarten to 6 participate in a special Shabbat educational program that rounds out their Hebrew school learning. Shabbat b'Yahad meets once a month.

Shabbat b'Yahad Shelanu for pre-kindergarten through grade 1

Shabbat b'Yahad Shelanu brings the Torah alive with our children as active participants. We will pray, sing songs, play games, listen to stories and be creative! And of course, there's a snack! 

Explore Jewish heritage on a deeper level

Shabbat b'Yahad allows students to dig deeper into their heritage by researching and presenting topics of Jewish study based on a common theme.  Students enjoy a Junior Congregation service where they become familiar and comfortable with the Shabbat prayers and play the role of both participants and leaders.  

Interactive seminar format for 6th graders

For our 6th graders, we offer a highly interactive seminar format taught by one of our own member scholars who leads a fascinating discussion about Jewish texts and current news events. 

Learn more

For more information about Shabbat b'Yahad, contact Rabbi Polisson at 508-358-9623 or [email protected].

Social Action.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 28:  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Family Promise

Ucoming dates: Oct. 7 to Oct. 21: Or Atid, in partnership with our next door neighbors Peace Lutheran Church, host homeless families for two consecutive weeks, twice a year. There are many opportunities to volunteer.

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: Oct. 7: 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. 

The Supreme Court & Jewish Life in America:
Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 7:30-9:30pm
Led by Yoni Kadden from Gann Academy. We'll explore 3 US Supreme Court cases critical to Jewish practice and American constitutional law.

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!