Welcome to Congregation Or Atid

  • Welcome

    Experience the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning with our welcoming community. 

  • Our Rabbi

    Rabbi Polisson is passionate about connecting people to Judaism in a way that is relevant and meaningful to our lives today.


  • Community

    There are countless ways to be part of our welcoming community and to find your special place here.

  • Learning

    We offer the innovative Jewish Learning Lab for our youth and an exciting array of education enrichment programs for adults.

  • Repairing the world

    Bettering the world around us is at our core and we are committed to helping those in need.

  • Teens and Tweens

    We offer programs that give our youth different ways to socialize, travel and explore their values and leadership skills.


"Be Our Guest" for any program or event at Congregation Or Atid. Call 508-358-9623 for more info.


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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.

Innovative and Accessible Dues Program at Or Atid

Ask about our flexible, membership program without fixed dues. Email membership for details!

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Visit "Rabbi Suggests" for recommended articles, music & videos posted by Rabbi Polisson. 



Or Atid Sisterhood Cookbook

Send your family recipes!
We'll have over 200 favorite family recipes submitted by Sisterhood and Or Atid members. Submit your family recipes here



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

Be Our Guest for the High Holidays!

If you and your family are looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays, are new to the area, or just want to learn more about Congregation Or Atid, our community welcomes you with complimentary tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Take part in our warm, spiritual, and highly participatory High Holiday services. More info here.

Current Events

Click HERE for our monthly Calendar!

Calling all Teens!

Registration is open for TELEM, a Service Learning program where teens in grades 8-12 plan activities for the developmentally disabled. More info and registration HERE.

Registration Open for the Jewish Learning Collaborative of Metrowest

Go here to learn more about this engaging and fun program. All welcome - spread the word!


Future Events

Annual Communal Metrowest Selichot Services
Saturday, Sept. 21, 8pm, Temple Beth Am, Framingham

Join Or Atid, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth Sholom, & Temple Israel for a joint Selichot observance. Go here for details.

Comedy Night & Auction

Sat., Oct. 26
Save the date for this fun evening and auction to benefit Or Atid. We'll have good food, wine and great items to bid on.


Super Tot Sunday!

Sun, Oct. 27 10-12 at Or Atid
Bring your little ones for music, singing and movement with Rabbi Polisson. All Welcome!


"Gloria: A Life"
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020, 7:30pm
Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge
See this new play about Gloria Steinem and her decades-long fight for equality. Discounted tickets available. 

Social Action

Family Promise Volunteer Orientations
Sept. 19, 7pm, St Zepharin’s Church, 99 Main St., Wayland
Oct. 17, 7pm, Shir Tikvah, 141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

If you are concerned about the issue of family homelessness in your community and want to make a difference, considering attending one of these volunteer orientations. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Sept. 15 We will cook in our own homes. Please volunteers to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

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.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Sept 1st, Oct 6 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.


Adult Education

Mindfulness Practice: Meditation, Chanting & Text Study
Sept. 12 (Or Atid), Sept. 19 (Beth El) & Oct. 19 (Temple Israel, Natick)

Join the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community for three sessions focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer. Details here.

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.


Family Programs

Parenting Through A Jewish Lens

6 weeks starting Oct. 27, 9:30-11:00am at Or Atid
A Hebrew College, 6 week discussion-based program for parents with kids ages 0 to 9 led by Carolyn Keller. We'll explore Jewish values, give support, and build community. Open to parents of all backgrounds and experiences. Details here.

Super Tot Sunday

Are you looking to connect with young Jewish families in Metrowest? Come to Super Tot Sunday, a monthly program at Congregation Or Atid. Join us for music, fun and snacks! For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. All welcome. Next date: Sunday, October 27 10am-12pm

High Holiday Children's Services