Make Or Atid Your Spiritual Home

Join Or Atid resizedWhy Or Atid is unique

When you walk through the doors of our synagogue, you'll find the warmth and intimacy of a small congregation where the Rabbi knows everyone's name;  a place that offers you and your family countless ways to be part of our welcoming community; and a membership of people who share the same vision of spiritual, social and intellectual growth and the importance of Tikkun Olam and helping those in need.

All welcomed at Or Atid

Whether you are single or partnered; gay or straight; Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection; from an interfaith or a Jewish home; be part of our welcoming community. Come talk with our Rabbi Louis Polisson and tell him your needs and wants to make your Jewish experience the most meaningful for you and your family. Our synagogue community is represented by a rainbow of members who come from different backgrounds and family make-up, but all blend together in the love and warmth of our Or Atid family.

Be our Guest

If you are new to the area, or just want to learn more about Congregation Or Atid, our community welcomes you! Come and experience Or Atid at our highly participatory Shabbat services led by Rabbi Louis Polisson. You can also sit in on one of our Hebrew School classes to see our teachers and students in action. Or join us for any of our adult education classes, social action activities, cultural events, holidays and more. For details, call us at 508-358-9623 or email [email protected].

Joining Or Atid is accessible and affordable!!!

There has never been a better time to become a member of our community. Or Atid is the first synagogue in Metrowest to eliminate dues in favor of pledges and one of only 20 in the country to offer this breakthrough initiative.  Our Sustaining Pledge program makes joining Or Atid more affordable and accessible for you and your family.

Contact us anytime

Talk to our Membership Chairs, Jacquie Cohn and Karen Tichnor, any time for more information or to discuss the possibilities.  Call 508-358-9623 or email [email protected].  If you are ready to join, just fill out our Online Membership Application Form, or download a PDF version of the Membership Application Form.



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.