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.

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"BE OUR GUEST" FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS WITH COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS. EMAIL US FOR DETAILS!!

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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.

Community

Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion

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

Upcoming High Holiday Schedule

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wed., Sept 24, 8pm
  • Rosh Hashanah: Thurs., Sept. 25, 9am
  • Taschlich: Thurs., Sept. 25, approx. 2pm (after Kiddush)
  • Rosh Hashanah: Fri., Sept., Sept. 26, 9am

For a complete listing of High Holiday services, go here.

Exciting Youth Programs and Lounge

Read here for more info about Or Atid's two youth groups Noar (grades 7-12) and B'nai Noar (grades 5 & 6). New Youth Lounge with sofas, games and TV available.

Calendar

Saturday, September 20th

  1. Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech
  2. Green Bar Mitzvah
    • Start time: 9:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
  3. Shabbat Service
    • Start time: 9:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
  4. Shabbat b'Yahad
    • Start time: 9:30am
    • End time: 11:30am

Sunday, September 21st

  1. NO Hebrew School
  2. Sisterhood: Financial Investment-Women to Women! presented by Alice Finn, CEO, PowerHouse Investments
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 12:00pm
  3. Family Ed: The Blessing of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah - for parents and their 7th grader
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm

Monday, September 22nd

  1. TELEM
    • Start time: 3:00pm
    • End time: 5:00pm
  2. TELEM
    • Start time: 6:00pm
    • End time: 8:00pm

Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Brotherhood: Books & A Beer
    • Start time: 7:00pm
    • End time: 7:00pm

Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Erev Rosh Hashana
  2. Candle lighting
    • Start time: 6:23pm
    • End time: 6:41pm
  3. Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
    • Start time: 8:00pm
    • End time: 8:00pm
Calendar

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. 

Announcements

Be Our Guest for the High Holidays!!

Come join us for the Holidays with complimentary tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Whether you are new to the area, new to Or Atid, or just looking for a place to celebrate the holidays, our community welcomes you.  See schedule of services here. Email us here about "Be Our Guest".


NEW! Or Atid's College Connection

Help keep our college-aged kids connected to our Or Atid community. Go here for more info and to sign up today!

The Big Schmooze with Larry

Sun. Sept. 28, 9:45am
Larry Sternberg is back for another year of provocative, timely and probing conversations. On this Sunday, we'll discuss "American's Reactions to the Conflict in Gaza". All welcome!

Spotlight

Women to Women Powerhouse Investing Discussion

Sun,, Sept. 21, 10am-noon
Join Sisterhood and host Alice Finn, CEO, PowerHouse Assets and learn how to plan for your financial future. Go here for full details.

 

Metrowest Israeli Folk Dancing

Thursday nights at Or Atid! To see a class video go here. Classes start in September. Go here for details.

 

 


 

Social Action

There are many opportunities for our members to be involved in social action!

High Holiday Food Drive:
Bring your non-perishable food and toiletries before Kol Nidre service for a Place To Turn food pantry.

Family Promise:
Be a part of our Fall, 2-week commitment with our neighbor Peace Lutheran Church to support people in need of temporary shelter. Learn how you can help.

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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. See our schedule for 2014/2015:

The Blessings of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A three-week class by Rabbi Finestone for all students becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah during the fall and their parents
Sept. 21, 10:30am - Noon

The Lands of our Ancestors: A Personal Exploration

We'll explore the history and culture of those countries from which our grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents came. 
Meets Thursdays, once a month. 
First class Oct. 23, 7:30-9:00pm

Trope 101 for Adults

Learn the basics of Trope, the special melodies used for the reading of the Torah.  All musically inclined and those who are tone deaf are equally welcome.
Oct. 26 (1st session), Nov. 2, 16, 23
9:30 - 11:00am

Law and Order

Jewish Themes in TV Crime Shows led by Me'ir Sherer.
First of 4 weekly classes begins Thurs., Jan. 15, 7:30p-9pm

Services 101

Learn about the structure and meaning of Shabbat service.
1st of 4 sessions begins Sun., March 1, 9:30-11:00am

Or Atid Reads

Share in the joy of the written word. Our first book is When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna.
Sun., Nov. 16, 11am-12:30pm

 
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