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.


"Be Our Guest" for the many programs and events offered at Or Atid. Just let us know you are coming!

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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.

Programs For Our Little Ones:

Tu B'Shevat activities with our Gan Shelanu class:



Upcoming Events

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. 



Or Atid's Annual Fund Campaign has begun!!Make Your Donation Today

We are at 68% of our goal. Your contribution matters. Go here to make your donation.

Member Champagne Kabbalat Shabbat 

New Date! Feb.26, 7:00pm at Or Atid
Festive Shabbat evening to celebrate our new Library Ark. Champagne and delicious desserts will follow. For details call 508-358-9623.

Adult Social Game Night

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:30pm
Come socialize and play a variety of popular games like Pictionary, Monopoly, Apples to Apples and more. Refreshments will be served.  Small fee per person. RSVP by Feb. 24 here.


Mah Jongg Night At Or Atid

Sun., March 6, 7:00pm
All skill levels welcome. Lessons for new players too. Prizes for the top three players. Drinks and munchies included! $18 per person. RSVP here. Bring your 2015 Mah Jongg card and set if you have one!

Brotherhood Upcoming Events

Boy's night out - Sun., Feb. 21, 5:30pm at Met Bar, Natick
Poker night - Sun., Feb. 28, 6pm 
Brotherhood Shabbat - Sat., April 9, 9:30am



Social Action

Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: March 13. 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. Training date: March 10, JFS, Framingham. 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: March 6.


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 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., March 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. Meets on Wednesdays.

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

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