Our vision

Or Atid's Brotherhood is an active and diverse group of men who participate in social, educational and religious pursuits that benefit our synagogue, greater community and the ways of peace and righteousness within the traditions of our Jewish faith.  We also plan fun activities that help strengthen the bond within our welcoming and close-knit group. 

Programs that engage and inspire

When planning our yearly calendar, we pursue speakers that engage our members and guests in lively discussion about world events that impact us locally and abroad. Speakers have included Ben Marchette from AIPAC who spoke about Middle East unrest and Jeff Jacoby, celebrated columnist from the Boston Globe, discussed the often too-subtle distinction between anti-Israel and anti-semitic sentiment in popular media.  

We've also sponsored and promoted an American Cross Blood Drive at Or Atid, coordinated fundraisers for organizations such as Camp Ramah New England as well as provided volunteers to help with Or Atid's Mitzvah Day, book swaps for the high holidays and other impromptu facility needs. 

Just for fun...

Our Poker Night is an annual favorite with great food, fun and lots of laughs. 

Brotherhood poker

Join us

Poker Nights, Father-son Paintball, Brotherhood Shabbat. Boys' Night Out! We need your help to plan another great year! Email Mark Thirman with questions at [email protected] and join in.  

Social Action

Contribute to KAVOD!

Contribute to KAVOD this holiday season and support Holocaust survivors.  KAVOD photographs holocaust survivors around the world and provides them with emergency relief. 

Winter Clothing Drive

Donate seasonal winter clothing for A Place to Turn in Natick now through December 21st. For details click here

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Jan. 6 :  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: Jan. 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

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. 

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, Thursdays through Dec. 21, 7:30-8:45pm
Led by Rabbi Polisson, come and discover the meaning and power of Jewish prayer!