Interfaith

Be an active member of our community 

Congregation Or Atid opens its arms to interfaith families and encourages full integration into our community. Since our founding in 1991, our diverse membership of over 150 families have shared a commitment to making the synagogue experience accessible to each and every member.

Participate fully in your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The non-Jewish parent is fully involved with their child during their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Strong efforts are made to find English parts for non-Jewish family members to read during the Shabbat service, so that both sides of the family are actively included. 

A Message from one of our interfaith family members: 

"Or Atid is a loving, fun, welcoming community of caring people, that has exceeded our expectations. It is a place of support and deep friendships, and is a pillar of our family life. My interfaith background is unnoticed, and I feel valued and respected by Rabbi Finestone for who I am, just as she embraces every single congregant. During our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, my wife and I felt like co-equal joy-filled parents. I stood proudly on the bima with her, blessed her, and participated as much as I cared to.  My mother, sisters and cousin read prayers. It was a wonderful day." 

Find out why Or Atid is right for your family

Rabbi Polisson would love to talk with you about the possibilities.  Call him at 508-358-9623 or email [email protected]

Social Action.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: TBA 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: August 5 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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