Welcome to Or Atid

Make your unique mark here 

At Congregation Or Atidyou'll find a community that is welcoming, supportive, intellectually challenging and fun! We have a variety of unique programs and activities to choose from. Come find your special place here.  

Below is just a sampling of the many opportunities to join in:

For the serious and casual learner: 

We have an impressive calendar of study led by Rabbi Polisson and guest lecturers.

Connect with our many interfaith couples and families: 

We offer special support and guidance to our interfaith families.

Join our active Sisterhood or Brotherhood:

This diverse group of men and women gather regularly for social times, intellectual pursuits and social action projects.

Help change the world:

Or Atid's Social Action Committee organizes and mobilizes our members to take part in community service and social action activities

Congregation Or Atid adult social group: 

Join an enthusiastic group of people who share an appetite to experience the joys of Judaism within our adult community. 


We offer the wise elders of our community the chance to gather together on a monthly basis and be a part of special programs, lunches, lectures, and social activities.

Join us!

Click here for a complete list of our programs and groups and who to call for more information. For Vatikim or to learn more about our interfaith community, get in touch with Rabbi Polisson at 508-358-9623 or email [email protected].

Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: Jan 12 Please volunteer to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming date: Feb 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.

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.

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety (JTS) is the JF&CS response to domestic abuse. They provide services for Jewish and Russian-speaking survivors. For more info click here.


Adult Education

[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.

Mussar: A Path to Spiritual Development with Rabbi Carol Glass

Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 7-9 p.m. at Or Atid
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Register