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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 from an interfatih family, single or partnered, gay or straight, Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection, join our welcoming community! For membership information go here.

For more information about Interfaith families go here

Innovative and Accessible Dues Program at Or Atid
Today and every day, members turn to Or Atid as a vital center for celebration, solidarity, learning and support. We recognize that the concept of "dues" is an outdated model and have adopted Sustaining Pledges to hold true to our core principle that no one will be denied membership for financial reasons. To learn more about our Sustaining Pledge model, go here.


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Or Atid in Pictures 


Virtual Choir Video

Click the link to hear Or Atid's beautiful Virtual Choir for the High Holidays. 







Or Atid Connects

While our beautiful building remains closed for the health and safety of members and guests, services and programs continue through live streaming and Zoom.  Check our Facebook page for recent updates. 

Virtual Shabbat Services 

Tonight Kabbalat Services 6:00 pmJoin Rabbi Polisson in a Hanukkah themed Shabbat service to get up in the mood for the upcoming holiday. 

Saturdays Weekly Torah Study @8:45am 
Services at 9:30 am
Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on the Or Atid Facebook page or Meeting ID: 901 693 798Click here for the Zoom link 

Hanukkah Events

For more information about all of our Hanukkah events click here. See highlights below:


Join our Virtual Choir

Sing along to Ocho Kandelikas! Or, stay muted and show the kids holding up fingers counting to eight, or lighting candles. Email Rabbi Polisson to participate


Dec. 6th at 2:00-3:30pm
Tasting Hope: Embodying the Messages of Hanukkah & Christmas
Or Atid is joining area congregations and Jewish organizations of Metro-west in offering an Interreligious & cross-cultural exploration of Hanukkah and Christmas with Music, text learning, and a participatory culinary experience. Click here for the flyer. 


Order Sufganiyot

Enjoy a delicious treat of plain or jelly-filled donuts, made fresh by Blackers Bake Shop! Pick up on Dec. 13 at the Or Atid Hanukkah Celebration. Order here. Order deadline is Dec. 4.

Hanukkah Celebration

Sunday, December 13th 1:30-3:00pm

Outdoor celebration at Or Atid, including children's games on the Or Atid lawn! We will also assemble a community collage menorah - come with as many decorated boxes as you'd like (decorate at home beforehand - cover with Hanukkah wrapping paper, color/paint, add stickers, or cover with family photos), and we'll create a menorah on-site!  Seeking teen volunteers; email if you can help out.

Metrowest Boston Eight Days of Hanukkah

December 10 - 17th
Click here for details. 


Jewish Learning Collaborative 
There's still time to enroll!

Click here for details or email Orna Sonnenschein 




J-LOFT (Jewish Learning Opportunities for Teens) Hanukkah Party

December 7th 6:30- 8:00om
Click here to see the invitation

JLCMW Book Club

The first book is Broken Strings.(chosen from the PJ Our Way Library.) If you are interested email Orna Sonnenschein.  


Family Programs


Mitzvah Project

For her Bat Mitzvah project, Aviv Dar is creating 400 beautiful cards for JF&CS clients. Aviv's grandparents have cherished her handmade cards, so she wanted to share that same joy with Holocaust survivors and other isolated older adults in our community!



Social Action

Congregation Or Atid Supports the Needy
See Opportunities for Giving this Chanukkah 

Support our Or Atid Partner Agencies
Bring your donations on 12/13 to our Or Atid Chanukkah Celebration
. Click here for a list of opportunities.  

How to Help out in a Time of Social Distancing

There are many ways you can volunteer during this time of COVID-19 whether delivering meals in the community or projects at home with your family. Click here for a special message from our social action chairs. 

Family Promise Holiday Concert & Fundraising Event 

Or Atid is donating a "Bread Maker's Paradise" gift basket to be raffled during Family Promise's fundraising concert on Dec. 5. Please help support Family Promise by making a monetary donation toward the basket. For details go here. To learn about the concert, go here.



Put your Best Face Forward

Monday, Dec 7@7:30 pm 
Are you missing those spa days, where you could kick back and have someone pamper you?

Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA — your daily habits have a big impact on what you see in the mirror.  Join us for a zoom workshop with Barbara Boykin. 

Barbara will answer your questions; provide individual free consultations for those interested; make product recommendations and provide samples (at cost) for those interested.

RSVP to for ZOOM link

Adult Education


Together and Apart:  The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage Series led by Rabbi Polisson


Next meeting Dec 6th, 7:30-9:00pm (Sun. 2x/month)

Through this course we consider what it means to be a member of the Jewish people, the significance of Israel for Jewish life, the core values that animate Jewish peoplehood, and the contemporary challenges to Jewish unity.   For more information go here Click here to register.  Thanks to the support of CJP, this course is being made available free to participants.


Exploring Black & Jewish Experience: A Conversation About Convergence

Three Tuesdays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1,
Dec. 8, 7:30-9:00pm

Join a powerful series of conversations led by acclaimed Yiddish singer and educator Anthony Mordekhai Tzvi Russell and co-facilitated with Rabbi Polisson as we listen to music from Anthony's album Convergence, which explores a century of African American and Ashkenazi Jewish music. These discussions will be an incisive look at Black and Jewish culture and history that will educate and help us consider actions to fight racism. Thanks to the support of a CJP grant, this course is being made available free to participants. Register here. Click here for more information. (Click photo below to see a video by Anthony).




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