Our Congregation

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Warm and welcoming community

Congregation Or Atid  (which means "Light of the future") is a small, intimate congregation tucked away in a beautiful wooded section of Wayland, MA and conveniently located in the Metrowest area of Boston. For over 20 years we have been the spiritual home to over 140 member families.  

Inclusiveness and participation

We are a progressive, Conservative congregation that openly embraces individuals and families from different backgrounds such as Reform, Orthodox or interfaith.  Our shared values support a deep love of Judaism and its traditions in a way that is accessible for all. 

Core values

What makes us truly special is the intimacy of a Jewish community that places great value on joyful connections among our members, caring for each other and bettering the world around us. Jewish learning is at our core and we constantly strive to ensure that our members, regardless of age or stage of life cycle, experience the full breadth of Jewish knowledge and tradition, and expression of personal spirituality. 

To learn more about us

Stop by, give us a call at 508-358-9623 or email our Membership Chairperson, Howard Gold at membership@congregationoratid.org.  We look forward to meeting you.

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. 


Adult Education

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