High Holidays Schedule 2017-5777

Rabbi Sally Finestone inspires as she leads us during our High Holiday services. She is accompanied by the beautiful voice of Cantor Lisa Avery-Peck. 

Join us as we read from our wonderful High Holiday prayer book Mahzor Lev Shalem. This highly inclusive and accessible resource makes it easy to follow along with the service in Hebrew and English and provides an engaging and relevant in-depth commentary for our modern readers. 

Ordering your tickets

Go here to get complete information about tickets for both members and non-members.

Dates and times 

Rosh Hashanah


Wednesday, September 20, 2017



Thursday, September 21, 2017


Children's services 10:30-11:45am




Friday, September 22, 2017


Children's services 10:30-11:45am


Kol Nidre


Friday, September 29, 2017



Yom Kippur


Saturday, September 30, 2017


Children's services 10:30-11:45am

Afternoon Neilah


Kiddush to break the fast

Sukkot Sunset Services


Thursday, October 5, 2017



Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor)


Thursday, October 12, 2017



Simchat Torah 


Friday, October 13, 2017



Children's services

Your children will love our special High Holiday services created just for their age
group. We conduct a service for children ages 3 to 6 years, and a Junior
Congregation service for children ages 7 to 13 years on both days of Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur. These services run just the right amount of time from
approximately 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

*See Childcare to learn more about care for children 3 months to 4th grade. 

Social Action.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: June 3 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: June 3 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 of learning brings with it special blessings and insights. At Congregation Or Atid, we offer a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way.