Taglit - Birthright Israel

Birthright IsraelThe vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people.

"Taglit" means "discovery" in Hebrew. And that, in a word, is the goal of the trip – a discovery of Israel and its people, discovery of one's own personal connection to Jewish values and tradition, and discovery of the ways in which one can be a part of the larger Jewish community.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is open to all Jewish young adults, ages 18-26, post high-school. Now open to teenagers  who have  previously traveled to Israel on an education trip! (Those not eligible include those who lived in Israel past the age of 12). Eligible individuals identify themselves as Jewish and are recognized as such by their local community or by one of the recognized denominations of Judaism. Applicants must also have at least one Jewish birth parent, or have completed Jewish conversion through a recognized Jewish denomination.

For more information about Taglit - Birthright Israel, go here.

Social Action

Family Promise

Or Atid joins next door neighbor Peace Lutheran Church to host homeless families for two consecutive weeks, twice a year. This Fall, families will be hosted at the Church from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Contact Cindy Fenichel or Barbara Boykin for more info.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 28:  Help cook and 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. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Nov.: 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.

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Adult Education

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage brings special blessings and insights. Or Atid offers a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 

The Supreme Court & Jewish Life in America:
Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 7:30-9:30pm
Led by Yoni Kadden from Gann Academy. We'll explore 3 US Supreme Court cases critical to Jewish practice and American constitutional law.

Bad-ss Broads of the Bible:
10-session course, starting Oct. 16, 10am-noon
Metrowest Jewish Women's Study Group will explore audacious female characters in the Hebrew Bible.

Why Pray? Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer:
6-session course starting Nov. 8, 7:30-8:45pm
Led by Rabbi Polisson, come and discover the meaning and power of Jewish prayer!
 

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