Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion
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!
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!
Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!
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.
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.
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