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.
Joining Or Atid has never been more affordable
Learn about Or Atid's innovative approach to making synagogue membership more accessible and affordable with our Sustaining Pledge Program. Call 508-358-9623 or email Howard Gold for more info.
Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion
To read Rabbi Finestone's most recent reflections, go here.
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Become a Mentor
Do a Mitzvah and transform the life of a child through friendship and support. Volunteer time only 2-4 hours, 2 times per month. Get more info here.
Our Purim baskets are coming!
Giving food during Purim comes from the Book of Esther ensuring that everyone in the community has enough food and drink for the Purim feast, and expresses our love for one another. We have beautiful Purim baskets for only $6 each. Give one basket or as many as you like. Go here for details.
Yad B'Yad (Hand to Hand)
New Tot Drop-in Playgroup
Sundays at Or Atid, 9:30-11:00am
Upcoming Dates: March 5, April 9, May 7
Parents socialize. Music, movement and play for tots. Casual, nurturning, learning environment led by Rachael Barabell, liscensed Occupational Therapist and expert in child development and Rabbi Finestone. No fee. All welcome.
Purim Night in Persia
Sat. March 11, 7:30-10:30pm
at Or Atid
Join Adult Social for a special adult Mediterranean Purim party. Enjoy special Purim drinks, food, socializing and a shared Megillah reading. Full details here.
Family Purim Carnival
Sun., March 12, 10am-12:30pm
at Or Atid
Come for a fun-filled, Purim celebration with games, crafts, singer and storyteller and a light lunch. Go here for details.
Srugim Israeli Sitcom
Sun. Feb. 26, 4-6pm
At Or Atid
Join Sisterhood to watch this Israeli version of "Friends" featuring 5 single, religious men and women living in Jerusalem. Light refreshments.
See the "Deli Man" Movie
Sat. March 4, 6:30pm
at Or Atid
Join Brotherhood & Sisterhood for a deli dinner and movie! The "Deli Man" is funny and nostalgic, showcasing Jewish deli owners and deli fanatics. $15 pp or $25 per couple. RSVP to Sisterhood by Feb. 27.
Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families
Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Go here for details.
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. Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer.
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. Upcoming dates: Sun., March 5, 4:45pm.
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.
Judaism and Islam
Alternating Tuesday Nights, 7pm
This Me'ah Select Hebrew College program is open to all and will explore the intertwined destinies of Judaism and Islam.
Or Atid Reads: Why be Jewish by Edgar Bronfman
New date to be announced!
Mr. Bronfman makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism, still steeped in deep moral values, Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed.
Women of the Bible
1X per Month, Mondays, 7:30pm
We'll look at heroic women from our past through Jewish texts, viewed by other faiths and also contemporary references.