Director of Education & Youth Engagement

As Or Atid's Director of Education and Youth Engagement, Cantor Jeri Robins directs our Religious School, supervises our Youth Programs and will help Rabbi Finestone lead monthly Friday night musical Kabbalat Shabbat services throughout the year. 

Cantor Robins most recently served at Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody as the Cantor/Director of Education. She also was a Hebrew Coordinator and teacher at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham. In addition to her duties at Or Atid, she serves as Cantor at Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester.   

A native of Ohio, Cantor Robins came to the Boston area as a teenager. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree and attended the MIT/Sloan School of Management with concentrations in Marketing and Corporate Strategy. She earned her Master's degree in Jewish Education and Cantorial Ordination from Hebrew College in 2013.

Cantor Robins and her husband, Steve, have a son and a daughter, Corey and Jordan, and a Havanese dog, Fiyero. She brings her impressive credentials, creativity and much enthusiasm to Jewish education at Or Atid.

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.


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!