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Congregation Or Atid is a vibrant, innovative MetroWest Boston synagogue.

Members turn to Or Atid for friendship, holiday and lifecycle celebrations, and learning.

 

Connect to Shabbat

Shabbat services are held in-person and online.  Click here for schedule times and additional information.

Connect to Our School

Or Atid is part of The Jewish Learning Collaborative of Metrowest, 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.

Latest News

Rabbi David Finkelstein's Office Hours

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm (On Zoom only)
Wednesdays 12:30-2:00pm (Onsite and on Zoom)

Rabbi David is opening additional Weekly Office Hours on Monday evenings. These are online only. Show up when you are able and connect with other Or Atid congregants and with Rabbi David for a group conversation. Onsite Office Hours are on Wednesdays, excepting vacation days and holy days. During these hours, Rabbi David will be at Or Atid with his door open, available for unannounced visits in-person and on Zoom. Those who wish to connect with the Rabbi at a different time are invited to set up an appointment via email or phone call/text (781.786.8679).

Happenings

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    AprApril  16 , 2024
    Or Atid Women’s Book Group Discusses Oath and Honor by Liz Cheney on Zoom
    Tuesday, Apr 16th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Join us to discuss Oath and Honor, a memoir by Liz Cheney. "A gripping first-hand account of the January 6th, 2021, insurrection from inside the halls of Congress, from origins to aftermath...by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it." Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/COAbooksCheney

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  17 , 2024
    Seeking Assistance for Community Cooks
    Wednesday, Apr 17th (All day)
    We are looking for individuals who can help prepare bagged lunches, which each include a sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit, & drink—in their homes—to be delivered to a Waltham community day center. Email socialaction@congregationoratid.org if you are interested in helping!

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  4 , 2024
    Young Families Shabbat Service
    Shabbat, May 4th 11:30a to 12:15p
    Join us for an interactive service full of singing, movement, and storytelling for families with children ages infant-12. After the service, everyone is invited to stay for a special community kiddush lunch! RSVP to youngfamilies@congregationoratid.org.

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  • Thursday ,
    MayMay  9 , 2024
    Let's Get Crafty!
    Thursday, May 9th 7:00p to 9:00p
    The Sisterhoods of BTM and COA invite you to a craft night! Make a one-of-a-kind pendant to wear with your favorite outfits! Join BTM Sisterhood member Amy Belforti as she explains how to engage your imagination to produce a personalized necklace! Using your findings from old costume jewelry, small beads, shells, and colorful buttons along with items provided by us, you can create a beautiful pendant. Pendants can be worn on a silk cord, a wire, or a chain. This will be a great chance to get together with friends and other congregation members to make a Mother's Day gift for yourself and your loved ones! Donation for materials - $10 (pay at event) RSVP by May 1 to: btmsisterhood@bnaitorahmetrowest.org

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  • Tuesday ,
    JunJune  4 , 2024
    Or Atid Women’s Book Group Discussion: Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo
    Tuesday, Jun 4th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Join us to discuss Master Slave Husband Wife by Ilyon Woo. "The remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled white man and William posing as “his” slave."

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Calendar

Upcoming events this week of April
Mon 15
Tue 16
7:30pm
Or Atid Women’s Book Group Discusses Oath and Honor by Liz Cheney on Zoom
Wed 17
Seeking Assistance for Community Cooks
9:30am
Community Cooks
We are looking for individuals who can help prepare bagged lunches, which each include a sandwich, snack, dessert, fruit, & drink—in their homes—to be delivered to a Waltham community day center. Email socialaction@congregationoratid if you are interested in helping!
Thu 18
6:45pm
Torah Study with Rabbi David
Join us online for weekly Torah Study with Rabbi David. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required and drop-ins are encouraged! Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/torahstudycoa
Fri 19
6:00pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David (Zoom only)
Join us online as we welcome in Shabbat with song for 25 minutes. Shift your internal green work light to yellow and gently apply the brakes on doing. Spend the remaining five minutes catching up with each other.
7:14pm
Candle Lighting
Sat 20
Shabbat HaGadol
Parshat Metzora
9:30am
Shabbat Morning Services in Person and on Zoom
8:16pm
Havdalah
Sun 21

 

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