Our Congregation

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Warm and welcoming community

Congregation Or Atid  (which means "Light of the future") is a dynamic and committed congregation in Wayland, MA, a short drive west of Boston.  For over 25 years we have lit the path for those seeking a meaningful and engaging Jewish life in Metrowest Boston.   

Inclusiveness and participation

We are a progressive, egalitarian Conservative congregation that openly embraces individuals and families from different backgrounds. Interfaith, single or partnered, gay or straight, already involved or seeking Jewish connection, all are welcome here. Our shared values support a deep love of Judaism and its traditions in a way that is accessible for all.  

Core values

What makes us truly special is the intimacy of a Jewish community that places great value on joyful connections among our members, caring for each other and bettering the world around us. Jewish learning is at our core and we constantly strive to ensure that our members, regardless of age or stage of life cycle, experience the full breadth of Jewish knowledge and tradition, and expression of personal spirituality. 

To learn more about us

Stop by, give us a call at 508-358-9623 or email our Membership Chairperson, Sara Bernstein at [email protected].  We look forward to meeting you.

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.