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		                                    Welcome		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Experience the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning with our welcoming community.</span>
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		                                    Our Rabbi		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Rabbi Polisson is passionate about connecting people to Judaism in a way that is relevant and meaningful to our lives today.</span>
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		                                    Community		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">There are countless ways to be part of our welcoming community and to find your special place here.</span>
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		                                    Learning		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">We offer the innovative Jewish Learning Lab for our youth and an exciting array of education enrichment programs for adults.</span>
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		                                    Repairing the world		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Bettering the world around us is at our core and we are committed to helping those in need.</span>
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		                                    Teens and Tweens		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">We offer programs that give our youth different ways to socialize, travel and explore their values and leadership skills.</span>

Welcome to Or Atid

Congregation Or Atid is a vibrant, innovative synagogue in Metrowest. Members turn to Or Atid for friendship, holiday observances, learning and lifecycle celebrations and support. We are delighted you are here and seeking to learn more about our warm, engaging community. 

At Or Atid, we welcome all! For information on any upcoming event or program, email For information on joining Or Atid and our Sustaining Pledge Model, visit our Membership Page.

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Click here for our current COVID-19 Health Protocols.

Or Atid Connects



Shabbat Services - In Person and Online

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night, Monthly -  6:00pm

Shabbat Torah Study, Weekly - 8:45am

Shabbat Morning Service - 9:30am

Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on the Or Atid Facebook page or Meeting ID: 901 693 798  Click here for the Zoom link.




Click here for full month program calendar 


Quick Links


Social Action

Community Cooks

We are looking for individuals who can help prepare 40 bagged lunches, which include sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit & drink in their home, to be delivered to a Waltham community day center. Email social action if you are interested in helping! The remaining date for this year is December 21.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Our Social Action co-chairs have compiled a comprehensive list of Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunities from delivering meals in the community to at-home projects to do with your families.

In this continued time of difficulty and uncertainty, our surrounding communities are in need of donations. Please consider giving to one of the following organizations:  

Jewish Family & Children's Services 

A Place to Turn Food Pantry

Greater Boston Food Bank

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen 

If you have questions please contact Maggie Rubin or Barbara Boykin.


Adult Programming


How to Argue -the Jewish way with Rabbi Polisson

November 17, December 8, December 15
7:30 - 9:00pm on ZOOM

Hear what Judaism says about our current controversies: abortion, trans rights, immigration, gun control, refugees and more. Put your new conversation skills to use at Thanksgiving and future family gatherings.






Or Atid Women's Book Group Reads: Horse

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30pm
Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks’ latest novel Horse is a heart-pounding American epic that gallops backward and forward in time to tell a story about race and freedom, horses and art, and the lineage of not just ancestors but actions. Weaving together different narratives, Horse tells a distinctly American story that shines a light on the legacy of slavery and the pursuit of independence.

Jewish Learning Collaborative

The Jewish Learning Collaborative of Metrowest is a joint religious school program comprising of students from surrounding synagogues, as well as unaffiliated K through 8th grade students. This program is open to all students (regardless of synagogue membership or affiliation) who want to spend quality time with other Jewish children in the Metrowest area.

Tuition for affiliated families reflects a discounted rate. To learn more about the JLCMW contact Orna Sonnenschein.


Family Programming


Chanukah-Themed Super Tot Playgroup

Friday, December 2, 10:30-11:30am, at Or Atid

Drop in to our NEW monthly playgroup for children 0-4! Meet local parents while the kids enjoy the playground, hear a story, sing with the rabbi, and engage in an age-appropriate sensory craft/activity. A light breakfast will be served. The next date is January 6. RSVP appreciated but not required.


Chanukah at Or Atid


Winter Klezmer and Storytelling

Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm
Temple Emanu-el of Haverhill (in person and on zoom)
514 Main St, Haverhill
Rabbi Polisson & Cantor Vera Broekhuysen will perform with members of Shirim. This program is part of the collaborative Yiddish language and culture program. For more information email

Family Chanukah Party

Sunday, December 18,
11:30am-1:30pm, On site
Crafts, music, stories, social action, candle-lighting, and more! Lunch will be available.

Brighter Ignited Interactive Exhibit

Wednesday, December 21, 4:30-6:00pm, Or Atid Parking lot
Brighter Ignited is an illuminated and travelling art exhibit designed by artist Tova Speter that actively encourages people to engage, connect, and play. Enjoy this super-sized interactive light display while sipping on hot chocolate and munching on mini sufganiyot.
Sat, November 26 2022 2 Kislev 5783