Rabbi Louis Polisson serves as rabbi of Congregation Or Atid of Wayland, drawn by the community’s warmth, energy and commitment to Torah (lifelong learning), Avodah (meaningful prayer) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of lovingkindness). Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Rabbi Polisson earned his B.A. in classical studies from Brandeis University, where he met his wife, Gabriella Feingold, in a co-ed Jewish a cappella group. He received rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Jewish thought with a focus on Kabbalah and Hasidut from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018. Rabbi Polisson is also a musician and composer and has studied Jewish music with such luminaries as Alicia Svigals, Cantor George Mordecai and Joey Weisenberg. Rabbi Polisson also studies and teaches Jewish meditation and spiritual practices and is passionate about connecting people to Judaism, Jewish community and the Divine. In addition, he understands the power of relational community organizing and the importance of relationship-building, which is central to his work as a rabbi.