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		                                    Our Rabbi		                                </span>
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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. 

At Or Atid, we welcome all! For information on any upcoming event or program, email For information on joining Or Atid and our Sustaining Pledge Model, visit our Membership Page.

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Click here for our current COVID-19 Health Protocols.

Or Atid Connects



Shabbat Services - In Person and Online

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night, Monthly -  6:00pm

Shabbat Torah Study, Weekly - 8:45am

Shabbat Morning Service - 9:30am

Click here to Live Stream Shabbat services on Streamspot. Click here for the Zoom link or use or the Zoom Meeting ID number 901 693 798.

Joining Us This July

We are excited to announce that, starting in July 2023, Rabbi David Finkelstein will be joining Congregation Or Atid as our new rabbi.  Rabbi Finkelstein, a graduate of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, brings nine years of experience as the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, as well as a depth of Jewish knowledge, a love of Israel, tremendous joy and passion for Judaism, and a commitment to connecting with our members and the wider community. We are looking forward to welcoming Rabbi Finkelstein and his family to our community.


Click here for full month program calendar 


Quick Links


Social Action

Community Cooks

We are looking for individuals who can help prepare 40 bagged lunches, which include sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit & drink in their home, to be delivered to a Waltham community day center. Email social action if you are interested in helping! Upcoming Dates are  March 15 and April 19.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Our Social Action co-chairs have compiled a comprehensive list of Tikkun Olam volunteer opportunities from delivering meals in the community to at-home projects to do with your families.

In this continued time of difficulty and uncertainty, our surrounding communities are in need of donations. Please consider giving to one of the following organizations:  

Jewish Family & Children's Services 

A Place to Turn Food Pantry

Greater Boston Food Bank

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen 

If you have questions please contact Maggie Rubin or Barbara Boykin.


Community Programming


Or Atid Women's Book Group Reads: The Matchmaker's Gift

Tuesday, March 14, 7, 7:30 pm
A scrappy Jewish teenager newly arrived in 1920s New York struggles to follow her calling as a matchmaker––seventy years later, her cynical divorce-attorney granddaughter realizes she has very inconveniently inherited the family gift for matching soulmates. Both funny and moving.


The Afro-Semitic Experience LIVE!!

Sunday March 19, 7:30-8:30pm (see below)

The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American jazz and world music group that combines elements of African American gospel and Jewish liturgical music. A MetroWest CultureFest program co-sponsored by Congregation Or Atid and area synagogues.

6:00-7:00pm Workshop for teens (ages 14-18) & 7:30-8:30pm Concert for all ages. RSVP appreciated.

Adult Education

Israel's New Government - what does it all mean?

Tuesdays, February 28, March 28, April 25, 7:30 pm
Cost: $75 PP, limited to 25
Register HERE for the Zoom link

Join instructors Yoni Kadden of Gann Academy and Jonathan Golden of the Shalom Hartman Institute to examine the changes and continuities of the current government and explore their impact on Israelis, Palestinians, and Jews throughout the globe. 


Family Programming

Families Celebrate Israel

Sunday, March 19, 12:00-1:30pm, Onsite at Or Atid

Let's celebrate Israel! Join us outdoors for music, a sand art craft, mini bounce house, a Gaga tournament, and a delicious FREE lunch of authentic, Israeli favorites: Shakshuka, pita, and hummus. There will also be a designated meet-up area geared towards families with children 0-4 for a reading of the story, "Ella's Trip to Israel". RSVP requested.


Jewish Learning Collaborative

The Jewish Learning Collaborative of Metrowest is a joint religious school program comprising of students from surrounding synagogues, as well as unaffiliated K through 8th grade students. This program is open to all students (regardless of synagogue membership or affiliation) who want to spend quality time with other Jewish children in the Metrowest area.

Tuition for affiliated families reflects a discounted rate. To learn more about the JLCMW contact Orna Sonnenschein.

Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783