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Welcome to Or Atid

Congregation Or Atid is a vibrant, innovative synagogue in Metrowest. Members turn to Or Atid for friendship, holiday observances, learning and lifecycle celebrations and support. We are delighted you are here and seeking to learn more about our warm, engaging community.  For Membership Information Go Here.

We welcome all! For information on Interfaith families Go Here.

Sustaining Pledge Model

Holding true to our core principles, no one will be denied membership at Or Atid for financial reasons. To learn more about our Sustaining Pledge Model Go Here.


Innovative and Accessible Dues Program at Or Atid

Today and every day, members turn to Or Atid as a vital center for celebration, solidarity, learning and support.  


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Sign Up for Or Atid Email Updates Here!


Or Atid in Pictures 


Virtual Choir for Israel Independence Day

Clilck this link for a slide show of Israel

Annual Meeting Slide Show

Click here for pictures of Torah Repair

Click here for photos from Purim

Virtual Choir for Hanukkah


Quick Links


Click here for full month program calendar 

Today's Calendar


Friday Night

Candle Lighting
: 3:55pm
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat via ZOOM
: 6:00pm

Shabbat Day

Shabbat Torah Study In Person & Zoom
: 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Services in Person and on Zoom
: 9:30am
: 4:55pm

Upcoming Programs & Events

Board Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 12 7:30pm

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Vayigash

Shabbat, Dec 11

Candle Lighting

Friday, Dec 10, 3:55pm


Motzei Shabbat, Dec 11, 4:55pm


Monday, Dec 6
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Or Atid Connects


Shabbat Services in Person and on Zoom 

Saturdays Weekly Torah Study, 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Services,
9:30 am

Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on the Or Atid Facebook page or Meeting ID: 901 693 798  Click here for the Zoom link.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat - Ḥanukah Themed

Friday, Dec. 10, 6:00 pm, via ZOOM

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Rabbi Polisson as we sing a mix of classic Ḥanukah tunes and some our favorite Shabbat melodies for the Psalms of Kabbalat Shabbat! ZOOM link HERE.

Adult Programming


Martini Menorah
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30pm, via ZOOM

Mix it up with Sarah Wasser, experienced mixologist, who has created custom Chanukah-themed cocktails and mocktails just for us! While you sip, hear about Chanukah myths and legends as Sarah and Rabbi Polisson share insights and tales that you didn’t learn in Hebrew school! RSVP here to get the ingredients list and recipes in advance. ZOOM link here.

Or Atid Reads:
The Personal Librarian

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30pm, via ZOOM
The story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, a Black American woman who was forced to pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Zoom link HERE.


Yiddush Series:
Tales of the Klezmori

Monday, Dec. 13, 7:30 pm, via ZOOM

Cantor Becky Khitrik, Chazzan and member of Klezmer band Klezwoods, leads us on a journey following the evolution of Klezmer from its inception to its many possibilities today. Register HERE.

Electric Vehicles: Why You Should Own One, Now
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 7:30pm,
via ZOOM

Or Atid’s Etz Hayim Climate Action Committee, in conjunction with other area synagogues, is hosting Green Energy Consumers Alliance. Join the discussion to learn why electric vehicles are an important part of our climate action strategy and the best way to purchase them. Click here to join the webinar.


Family Programming


Family Hanukah Party

Sunday, Dec. 5, 12:00 pm, Or Atid

Fun for all ages outside at Or Atid! Games, crafts, songs, and candle-lighting. Order pizza and latkes lunch plates in advance HERE. Please RSVP HERE.

Metrowest Collaborative Culturefest

Sunday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pm, via ZOOM
Special presentation and celebration of Chag HaBanot: North African Chanukah Festival of Daughters, with Jackie Barzvi. More information here. Stay for belly dancing lesson! Register for Zoom here

Jewish Learning Collaborative 






Check out the new website!  
If you have questions about the religious school email Orna Sonnenschein 

Want to find out what's happening at JLCMW? Click here for their most recent newsletter. Click here to see photos from end of the year event.



More events coming soon!


Social Action

Our Social Action co-chairs have compiled a comprehensive list of Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunities during this time of COVID-19. There are options from delivering meals in the community to at-home projects to do with your families. If you have questions please contact Maggie Rubin or Barbara Boykin.

In this continued time of difficulty and uncertainty, our surrounding communities are in need of donations. As we start this new year, please consider giving to one of the following organizations:  

Family Table Amazon Wish List -  Jewish Family and Children's Service.

A Place to Turn Food Pantry, Natick

Greater Boston Food Bank

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen  Click here
for a detailed list of ways to donate. 


Community Cooks

We are looking for individuals to help prepare bagged lunches in their own home to be delivered to a community day center in Waltham. We are in need of 40 bagged lunches which include: sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit, & drink. Please contact Maggie Rubin if you are interested in helping! 
Upcoming Dates: Dec 15

Community Events

New Guide for Reporting Antisemitic Incidents 

Anti-Defamation League New England (ADL) and CJP are pleased to announce a new collaboration which has resulted in the creation of an informative resource guide to effectively support our community members in reporting antisemitic or bias incidents. For more information, see CJP's website or download the flyer.

Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782