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Be our guest at Congregation Or Atid for any upcoming event or program. Email info@congregationoratid.org 

Welcome to Or Atid


Congregation Or Atid is a vibrant, innovative synagogue in Metrowest. Members turn to Or Atid for friendship, holiday observances, learning and lifecycle celebrations and support. We are delighted you are here and seeking to learn more about our warm, engaging community.  For Membership Information Go Here.

We welcome all! For information on Interfaith families Go Here.

Sustaining Pledge Model

Holding true to our core principal no one will be denied membership at Or Atid for financial reasons. To lean more about our Sustaining Pledge Model 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.  

 

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Sign Up for Or Atid Email Updates Here!

 

Or Atid in Pictures 

 

Virtual Choir for Israel Independence Day

Clilck this link for a slide show of Israel

 

Click here for pictures of Torah Repair

Click here for photos from Purim

Virtual Choir for Hanukkah

 

Quick Links

Calendar

Today's Sefirah Count Is 48

היום שמונה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות וששה ימים לעמר

Today's Calendar

Shabbat Torah Study Zoom
: 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Zoom Services
: 9:30am
Aviv Dar's Bat Mitzvah
: 9:30am
Havdalah
: 8:42pm

Friday Night

Candle Lighting
: 7:48pm

Shabbat Day

Shabbat Torah Study Zoom
: 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Zoom Services
: 9:30am
Supertot Shavuot Themed Shabbat
: 2:00pm
Havdalah
: 8:49pm

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Aviv Dar's Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat, May 15 9:30am
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Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 19 7:30pm
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Supertot Shavuot Themed Shabbat
Shabbat, May 22 2:00pm

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Bamidbar

Shabbat, May 15

Candle Lighting

Shabbat, May 15, 7:42pm

Havdalah

Motzei Shabbat, May 15, 8:42pm

Erev Shavuot

Sunday, May 16
View Calendar

 

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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 

Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, May 7th - 6:00pm

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

Jewish Learning Collaborative 

Check out the new website!  
If you have questions about the religious school email Orna Sonnenschein 

Want to find out what's happening at JLCMW? Click here for their most recent newsletter. Click here to see photos from Lag Ba'Omer event.  

Family Programming

 

Supertot and Super Kid Shabbat - Shavuot Theme

Sat. May 22nd. 2:00pm

The event will be held in-person,  outdoors at the temple, weather permitting adhering to the COVID guidelines.  We will be reading a Shavuot-themed story ("Yossi and the Monkeys"), and engaging in a Shabbat-friendly, Shavuot-themed art project (ie. no cutting, gluing, drawing involved). Click here to sign up.

Supertot and Super Kid Kabbalat Shabbat - Shavuot Theme

Friday, May 28th, 5:00pm 

This event will  be Shavuot (and Shabbat)-themed. There will be songs, a blintz-themed Shavuot story ("A Mountain of Blintzes"), and a demonstration/cook along by Mini Chef Shane and Jillian on how to make a blintz soufflé- a perfect way to extend your Shavuot celebration/use up any extra blintzes you have from the holiday, as well as a tasty Shabbat lunch item.  

 

Tefillah Mavens 
Thursdays, 6:00pm through end of May
This is an important opportunity for Benei Mitzvah students to practice reading, chanting, and singing Hebrew prayers. Please encourage your students to join and participate.   The group will not meet on Jewish or federal holidays.

 

Sisterhood Happenings

Sisterhood Spring Walk

Tuesday, May 11, 10:00am

Meet us at the gorgeous Acton Arboretum for a spring walk (Butterfly Gardens, Wildflower Gardens, and more). Admission is free and trail maps can be downloaded. Gather at the parking lot and wear a hat and sunscreen. For those who would like to bring a snack, there are benches and picnic tables. RSVP helpful.  In the event of inclement weather, we will send out an email by 9:00 am that morning  The Arboretum is right off Rte 27 on Taylor Road not far from the Acton Town Hall.

 

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Social Action

Our Social Action co-chairs have compiled a comprehensive list of Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunities during this time of COVID-19. There are options from delivering meals in the community to at-home projects to do with your families. If you have questions please contact Maggie Rubin or Barbara Boykin.

In this continued time of difficulty and uncertainty, our surrounding communities are in need of donations. As we start this new year, please consider giving to one of the following organizations:  

Community Cooks

May 19th and June 16th

We are looking for individuals to help prepare bagged lunches in their own home to be delivered to a community day center in Waltham. We are in need of 40 bagged lunches which include: sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit, & drink. Please contact Maggie Rubin if you are interested in helping! 

Family Table Amazon Wish List -  Jewish Family and Children's Service.

A Place to Turn Food Pantry, Natick

Greater Boston Food Bank

Bristol County Food Kitchen   Click here
for a detailed list of ways to donate. 

Adult Programming

Together and Apart:  The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage Series led by Rabbi Polisson 

Next meeting May 23rd, 7:30-9:00pm (Sun. 2x/month)

This class is thought-provoking, using video lectures and interviews, insightful texts, and lively discussions. Participants are encouraged to view videos before class. No need to worry about missing sessions— although we are betting you won’t want to. It’s easy to catch up by viewing the videos and/or reading the source materials at your convenience. For more information about this 14 session series, go here.

 

Community Events

Metrowest Tikkun Leil Shavuot Event

Sunday, May 16, 5:00-11:00pm

Virtually learn and study and celebrate receiving the Torah and the Ten Commandments with the Metrowest community. Click here for the Full ScheduleRegister here.  

New Guide for Reporting Antisemitic Incidents 

Anti-Defamation League New England (ADL) and CJP are pleased to announce a new collaboration which has resulted in the creation of an informative resource guide to effectively support our community members in reporting antisemitic or bias incidents.


Hebrew Free Loans are an important community resource — help us spread the word!

 For more information, see CJP's website or download the flyer.

 
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