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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

Annual Meeting Slide Show

Click here for pictures of Torah Repair

Click here for photos from Purim

Virtual Choir for Hanukkah

 

Quick Links

Calendar 

Click here for full month program calendar 

Today's Calendar

Shabbat Torah Study In Person & Zoom
: 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Services in Person and on Zoom
: 9:30am
Havdalah
: 8:49pm

Friday Night

Candle Lighting
: 7:41pm

Shabbat Day

Shabbat Torah Study In Person & Zoom
: 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Services in Person and on Zoom
: 9:30am
Havdalah
: 8:40pm

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Jazz Under the Stars
Thursday, Aug 12 7:30pm
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RDE Meeting
Sunday, Aug 22 4:00pm
Aug
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Backpack Project
Tuesday, Aug 24 1:30pm
Sep
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Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
Monday, Sep 6 7:30pm

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Eikev

Shabbat, Jul 31

Candle Lighting

Shabbat, Jul 31, 7:49pm

Havdalah

Motzei Shabbat, Jul 31, 8:49pm

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Aug 7
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. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Outdoors

Friday, August 27th at 6pm

Shabbat Services in Person and on Zoom 

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 end of the year event

Adult Programming

 

Hebrew Reading & Refresher Crash Course

Mondays, July 12th - August 23rd

On zoom for people who might be away for the summer!

Would you like to be able to follow along more easily at services?  Did you attend Hebrew school as a child, but forgot most of what you learned there? 

This class, offered just in time for the upcoming high holidays, is for people familiar with the Hebrew alphabet who want to refresh their ability to read the siddur (prayer book) and engage more in services on Shabbat and holidays -  in just 7 weeks!

No prior knowledge of Hebrew other than the ability to recognize the sound and pronounce some Hebrew letters.  This class is free for members of Congregation Or Atid. RSVP here

 

Jazz Under the Stars 

August 12th at 7:30pm 

Bring your chairs, picnic blanket, and summer drink of choice and enjoy an evening of soft jazz with

Mark Thirman and friends, including our very own Rabbi Polisson.Enjoy music outside, weather permitting. In the event of rain, concert will move to the social hall.  RSVP is appreciated.

 

Community Events

 

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.

 

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

 

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Family Programming

 

Supertot and Superkid Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, July 30th at 5pm

Exploring the Ancient Temples of Jerusalem and the Jewish holiday of Love!  Join Rabbi Polisson and friends on Zoom to greet Shabbat with singing, dancing, and stories!   We'll hear a story about the ancient Temples in Jerusalem which we remembered on the 9th of Av, and we'll also learn about Tu B'Av, the Jewish holiday of love!  Kids ages 1 day to 7 years old are invited to participate online. Click here  for Zoom information.  

High Holiday Fundraiser

 

Wish your friends, family and business associates a Happy New Year by sending an 8-ounce jar of Kosher clover honey with a personalized card reading, "Shana Tova - Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year" - signed with your name

The Details:  Cost is $13.00 per jar.

 Order by August 6th for delivery before the High Holidays. Orders will continue to be accepted throughout the High Holidays.  Questions? Contact Judith Post Click here to order

Sisterhood

Pick Your Own Flowers - Small Farm in Stow
 

August 12th at 10:30am

Join Sisterhood for a fun morning at a nearby family-owned organic farm.  Create a special arrangement for your Shabbat table by picking from their beautiful wildflower fields   Small Farm provides clippers and take-home containers. Charge is $10 for all the stems you can fit in your container.

Meet at Small Farm 184 Gleasondale Rd Stow on Aug 12 at 10:30 am RSVP by Aug 10.

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:  

 

Racial Diversity and Equity Workshop Group - Monthly 

Meeting

Sun, August 22nd
4- 6pm

We will meet monthly.  Let Gabriella Feingold know if you'll be joining us or if you have any questions!

You are also invited to join us weekly on Sundays between 11:00 to 1:00  to demonstrate in Wayland Center against Asian hate crimes.  All are welcome.  Bring a sign if you can in support of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. RSVP to Cindy Fenichel.

 

 

Community Cooks

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 Lodge Soup Kitchen  Click here
for a detailed list of ways to donate. 

 

 
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