Welcome to Or Atid

Make your unique mark here 

At Congregation Or Atidyou'll find a community that is welcoming, supportive, intellectually challenging and fun! We have a variety of unique programs and activities to choose from. Come find your special place here.  

Below is just a sampling of the many opportunities to join in:

For the serious and casual learner: 

We have an impressive calendar of study led by Rabbi Polisson and guest lecturers.

Connect with our many interfaith couples and families: 

We offer special support and guidance to our interfaith families.

Join our active Sisterhood or Brotherhood:

This diverse group of men and women gather regularly for social times, intellectual pursuits and social action projects.

Help change the world:

Or Atid's Social Action Committee organizes and mobilizes our members to take part in community service and social action activities

Congregation Or Atid adult social group: 

Join an enthusiastic group of people who share an appetite to experience the joys of Judaism within our adult community. 

Vatikim: 

We offer the wise elders of our community the chance to gather together on a monthly basis and be a part of special programs, lunches, lectures, and social activities.

Join us!

Click here for a complete list of our programs and groups and who to call for more information. For Vatikim or to learn more about our interfaith community, get in touch with Rabbi Polisson at 508-358-9623 or email [email protected].

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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