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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>


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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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Check out the article the Globe about our 2nd Night virtual Seder with Or Atid and Beth Elohim in Acton


Virtual Shabbat services

Saturdays at 9:30 am
Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on the Or Atid Facebook page or here via Zoom 

Do a Mitzvah! Sign up to read Torah!

Take part in our Shabbat services and read Torah or a Haftorah. Go here to sign up.

Upcoming Events




Or Atid Continues to Connect

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who may be sick and to all medical personnel, firefighters, delivery drivers, grocery workers, pharmacists, and pharmacy workers.

Our beautiful building is closed but services and programs continue through live streaming and Zoom.  Check our Facebook page for recent updates

Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on the Or Atid Facebook page or via Zoom 

Click HERE for our monthly Calendar!

Annual Meeting






Full Annual Report please click here
For financial summary and details contact Sandy Gotleib

Religious School Happenings


Click here for Registration to the Religious School.  




Synagogue Happenings


Honey Fundraiser

This 8-ounce jar of delicious kosher honey arrives in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated iwth a colorful label, and includes a personalized card reading "Shana Tova- Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year." This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to Congegation Or Atid.  Your cost is $12.00 per jar which includes shipping and handling within the US.  To order honey, go to and follow the step by step instructions. 

Order by July 22nd to avoid a $5.50 per jar shipping fee. Order by August 21st for guaranteed delivery in time for Rosh Hashana.  For more information contact Judith Post 

Sisterhood Coffee


Fridays at 10:00 am starting April 24th

Join Sisterhood and the women of Or Atid for a drop-in coffee hour.  See old friends, catch up, drink coffee, bring your latest at home projects to share.  Come for all or part of the coffee hour. Questions or suggestions -- click here for contact info   


Community Events

American Jewish Committee Continues Online

"Advocacy Anywhere" Programs

More than a month after American Jewish Committee (AJC) launched its online “Advocacy Anywhere” programs, hundreds of thousands of viewers are logging on to engage in the regular conversations with prominent experts on a wide range of topics of concern to Jews worldwide
Click here to get more information about their "Advocacy Anywhere" Programs.

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Family Programs

Lailah Tov - Young Family Bedtime Songs and Stories with Rabbi Polisson

Thursday, July 9th @6pm
Join Rabbi Polisson for 15-20 minutes of bedtime songs (and maybe a story,too)



Super Tot Sunday, Tish'ah B'Av/Home/Synagogue Edition!

Sunday, July 12th at 10:00am 
We'll explore themes of home and temple/synagogue life in this month's Super Tot Sunday! Bring your little ones for music, singing, and movement with Rabbi Polisson. All are welcome!  Art project TBD, stay tuned and check back here for updates!  For Zoom information please contact


Virtual Game Night for Students in Grades 5-8

Sun, July 12, 7:30 pm
Ready for some friendly competition?  Play with (and against) your Or Atid friends at Virtual Game Night, led by our own game master Gabe Umlas.  Guest welcome.  Zoom details will be sent upon registration.  To register, email 


Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

Or Atid is hosting another PTJL class this fall.  Join together with other parents of young children to explore how Jewish values, traditions and wisdom can support us as we navigate our parenting journeys, especially in these uncertain times.  Engage in meaningful discussions around Jewish text study that build community and friendships ina safe space for sharing the ups and downs of parenting.

No previous experience with Parenting Through a Jewish Lens required.  Check out the Hebrew College website for more information.  

Adult Education


Standing on One Foot:  Essential Jewish Values and Core Ideas

Thurs. 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels returns to Or Atid joining with Rabbi Polisson to teach an interactive Zoom summer mini-course. Course fee is $75 per person, $100 for 2 using single device. Payment is due upon registration. For more information including syllabus and list of suggested readings, contact Amy Silverstein or Neil Meltzer  


Social Action

Tikkun Olam Opportunities 

How to Help out in a Time of Social Distancing

Our Social Action Co-Chairs have developed a very comprehensive list of ways you can volunteer in the community during this time of Covid-19.  There are options from delivering meals in the community to at home projects to do with your families. Click here for the list.  If you have additional questions contact Maggie Rubin or Barbara Boykin

Whether it's the value of what you would normally spend on groceries for a Community Cooks meal, a Family Promise grocery list, a Bristol Lodge Sunday night volunteer dinner or a contribution to a food drive for a Place to Turn.


Bristol Lodge

Bristol Lodge soup kitchen in Waltham continues to serve take-out meals every day, 7 days a week.


Community Cooks!

Community Cooks continues to serve meals and distribute food to agencies and groups in need.  


Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. More info here.


Family Promise Metrowest

Family Promise has moved their families into a local hotel for then next 30 days or longer. Families will have their own bedrooms, a living area, and a kitchenette so they may be completely self-contained, and of course the families need the means to purchase food & supplies.  Here is an updated letter from the Director at Family Promise Metrowest


A Place to Turn 

A Place to Turn continues to provide emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the Metro-west community. Here is a updated message from the Executive Director of a Place to Turn.  











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