Welcome to Congregation Or Atid

  • Welcome

    Experience all of the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning within the warmth and intimacy of our small congreagation.

  • Our Rabbi

    Rabbi Sally Finestone lovingly teaches us about our rich Jewish heritage and inspires us with her energy, vision and compassion for those in need.

  • A lifetime of learning

    We offer an exciting array of education and enrichment programs for all our members exploring our history, traditions and relationship to God.

  • Community

    We have countless ways for you to be a part of our welcoming community and to find your special place here.

  • Repairing the world

    Bettering the world around us is at our core and we are committed to helping those in need.


"Be Our Guest" for the many programs and events offered at Or Atid. Just let us know you are coming!

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Welcome to Or Atid

Whether you're single or partnered, gay or straight, Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection, from an interfaith or a Jewish home, join our welcoming community. For more info on Or Atid, go here or call 508-358-9623.

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Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion

To read Rabbi Finestone's most recent reflections, go here.

To read Rabbi Finestone's latest article on the most recent events in Paris, go here.

Me'ah at  Or Atid 
Thursday Nights,  7:30pm

Me’ah, an award-winning program designed for busy adults of all ages and backgrounds gives a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization. For more info, email Rabbi Finestone here.

Or Atid's College Connection
Register your student today!

Keep your kids connected to Or Atid with special packages to our students with goodies and reminders about the holidays. Next up Chanukkah! Go here to sign up! 

Upcoming Events

Or Atid Eliminates Dues in Favor of Pledges!

Go here for details and important information about our new Sustaining Pledge Program - an innovative approach which makes membership more accessible and affordable to Jews in Metrowest. 


Women of Or Atid!
Be a part of Sisterhood Shabbat

Sat., Dec. 5, 9:30am
Join us for a special morning of shared learning, tefillah and a warm welcome to new members. Come participate or just enjoy the service. RSVP to Barbra Sher by November 30th.

"Torah Talk" at Or Atid

First session, Nov. 28, after Kiddush
Join Rabbi Finestone for an in-depth conversation about the weekly Torah portion and how it applies to our lives today. Next sessions after Shabbat Kiddish in December. (Can't make services?  Then stop by for Kiddish and join us for the conversation.) 

Save the date!
Our Next Or Atid Talks 

"No Pain, No Gain Dealing with Our Adolescent Children
Wed.,  Dec. 2, 7:30pm

You won't want to miss this next fascinating and informative discussion about dealing with both our younger and older kids. Discussion led by Rabbi Marc Baker, Head of Gann Academy, Jewish High School, Waltham. RSVP here. Session will be held at a member's home. Ask for details.



Jewish Yoga at Or Atid

Next class Dec. 20, 10:00am
Join certified Yoga teacher Stacie Nardizzi as she integrates the spiritual aspect of Judaism with the physical asana of traditional yoga!     










Social Action


Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Dec. 13. 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. There are many ways you can help! Join our Or Atid "Community of Navigators". Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer. 

Bristol Lodge

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, from 4:45 pm to 5:45pm. Upcoming dates: Dec. 6.


Adult Education

At Or Atid, you'll find a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 


A program of Hebrew College and CJP. An intensive Jewish educational experience designed for busy adult learners of all backgrounds. Instructors: Dr. Schoulman and Rabbi Benjamin Samuels. Meets on Thursdays.

The Meaning of Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

For parents of Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Spring session starts Feb. 28, 7:30pm.

The "Great Minds" Class

We'll look at the lives and works of the greatest Jewish minds through the centuries. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Next class: Mon., Dec. 14, 7:30pm.

Kevah Group Sessions

A continuing study program for former Me'ah students. Our first topic "The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity". Instructor: David Bernat, PH.D. Next class: Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30pm.

Jews and Creative Writing

We'll focus on creating Jewish characters. Instructor: Author Tilia Jacobs, author of two books. Sunday mornings, 10:30am-noon, Feb. 28, March 6, March 13

Heaven & Hell in Jewish Tradition

Learn about the different viewpoints from Biblical times to today. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone.  Starts Sun., Jan. 24, 9:30am.

Midrash in Translation

Discover the rich, beautiful, and provocative Midrash passages in English. Learn how it provides insights into our values, our community and who we are as a people. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Starts March 27, 9:30am