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.


Join us for Yom HaShoah Remember Day with a Special Tribute to the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz (see below).


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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.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

Become a Mentor
Do a Mitzvah and transform the life of a child through friendship and support. Volunteer time only 2-4 hours, 2 times per month. Get more info here.

Mitzvah Day 2016

Volunteer activities for all ages:



Upcoming Events

Or Atid Eliminates Dues in Favor of Pledges!

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



Yom HaShoah Remember Day
Special Tribute to the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz

Wed., May 4, 7:00pm at Or Atid
Led by Cantors Jeri Robbins Lorel Zar-Kessler and Jacqueline Breines. All welcome.


In Celebration Of Israel Independence Day
"Visions of Israel" Shabbat

Sat., May 7, 9:30am at Or Atid
Or Atid  members who participated in the recent CJP Women's Mission to Israel and the AIPAC Conference in Washington D.C. will share their stories and experiences. 


Annual Congregational Meeting

Sun., May 15, 10:00am
Come for a light breakfast, special talk by Adam Smith from the North Shore Teen initiative and get a yearly overview of our synagogue with future plans and goals. 





Social Action

Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: May 1. 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

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: May 1, June 5


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 "Great Jewish Minds" Class

We'll look at the lives and works of the greatest Jewish minds through the centuries. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Next class: Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, Mon., May 16, 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. Meets on Wednesdays.