Sustaining Pledges

Annual Fund

Keeping our Community Open to All 

Sustaining Pledges are the core component for Or Atid's annual revenues. They help build our community and promote inclusiveness, ensuring that no one will be denied membership for financial reasons.

Our financial values are:

  • As a congregation we will always provide for our mutually determined, collective needs.
  • We all share in the cost of lifelong learning, spiritual exploration and observance, and serving the community, locally and globally.
  • No one will ever be denied membership for financial reasons.
  • We have faith that those who can give more will give more.
  • Everyone will financially participate at some level.

Building and Sustaining Community

Our community is the sum total of the efforts of its members. Together, our contributions of time, effort, and financial support are essential to who we are and what we may accomplish together. Our finances support our home and all that we do throughout the year.  Sustaining Pledges pay for our Rabbi and our teachers, our programs and community events. They pay for our heat and lights, cutting the grass in the summer and snowplowing our driveway and shoveling and walkway the winter. It pays for the small repairs and maintenance that arise throughout the year.  In other words, Sustaining Pledges are essential to Or Atid’s success; they truly represent a congregation-wide effort to ensure the health and vitality of our synagogue for years to come.

Making Your Donation

Every donation, regardless of amount, is critical to our success. Your Sustaining Pledge contribution matters. You can make your donation by check (send to Or Atid at PO Box 38, Wayland, MA 01778), or credit card (just click the "Donate" button below).  You can also email the Treasurer for more information, or to make your pledge.

You can now make your donation by Credit Card PayPal donate button

Simply click on the "Donate" button and make your credit card donation. Please note: Donations made using a credit card reduce the amount received by Or Atid by 2.2%, as a credit card processing fee is incurred. To ensure the full amount of your intended donation is received by Or Atid, please consider adding to your donation accordingly.

Thanks to all for making a Sustaining Pledge. Your participation helps to keep our congregation going and growing!

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.