Community Service

Learning Social ActionActivities planned for each grade

In keeping with our philosophy of acts of loving-kindness and repairing the world, the religious school provides community-based service projects for each grade. These have ranged from caring for animals through visits and donations to Buddy Dog, a local animal shelter, to sharing and leading Shabbat services for elderly Jewish residents at an assisted living facility. 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Community Services

In the spring, our students who are approaching their Bar/Bat Mitzvah serve a meal at Bristol Lodge, a soup kitchen for the homeless in Waltham. In addition, students engage in a community service project of their choice during the year leading up to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

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.

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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.

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