A Lifetime of Learning

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Imagine your son or daughter knowing all of the Shabbat prayers, understanding the history and traditions of our people, and comfortably articulating his or her relationship to God. Or, consider tapping into an exciting array of educational opportunities that satisfy your needs as an adult learner. 



Or Atid's Jewish Learning Lab

It begins with Kindergarten and goes through the 7th grade with family education programs for even younger children. Each Bar and Bat Mitzvah is uniquely personal with one child conducting the service supported by Rabbi Polisson who is actively involved in your child's preparation.  

Special programs for teens

For 8th graders and high school students we offer a unique program called "Telem" which pairs community service with social action and Jewish studies (and can fulfill community service hours required by most High Schools!). 

Adult education

We offer an array of opportunities from weekly discussion groups of the Torah portion, beginning Hebrew and special topical discussions.  Or Atid has also hosted Hebrew College's Me'ah class, an intensive two year study of Jewish History and literature as well as CJP's Ikkarim program which focuses on parenting through a Jewish lens. 

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: Dec. 2 :  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: Dec. 2: 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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