Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, is an independent congregation literally without walls that provides a home for those seeking an alternative way of encountering Judaism through outdoor services and intimate learning opportunities.
Ma'yan Tikvah strives to provide a place of hope and trust for those seeking a meaningful connection to Judaism and personal and communal experiences of the sacred through ritual and holiday observance, study, prayer, encounters with the natural world, care of the environment, tzedakah (rightous acts), and gimilut hasadim (loving kindness).
Ma'yan Tikvah holds regular informal outdoor Shabbat services that include a Torah discussion. Holiday events or services are held on most holidays, and an on-going introductory Talmud learning group allows for deeper study. Events take place in Wayland and nearby communities. Many holiday celebrations are intentionally welcoming to the interfaith world.
The Earth provides healing, but also needs healing, and so we strive to minimize the impact of our activities and to maintain a sense of responsibility to the Earth and all its inhabitants.
Input from friends and members helps the growth and shaping of Ma'yan Tikvah, and your creative contributions are encouraged as we strive to build an open, welcoming, and participatory community.
Open this file to read a letter from Rabbi Katy Allen describing her journey to creating Ma'yan Tikvah.
Fri. August 25
Greenways Conservation Area,
Sat. Sept. 16
Heard Conservation Area,
Thur, Sept 21,
Cedar Hill Camp,
(accessible by MBTA bus)
Rosh HaShanah Potluck Dinner
Thur, Sept 21,
Kol Nidre Service
Fri, September 29,
Congregational Church of Weston
Sat, September 30, 9:30 AM
Neilah Service & Potluck Break-fast
Sat, September 30, 5:30 PM
(In case of rain, start time will be 6:00 PM.)
Common Street Spiritual Center
Where to Find Us
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 1 508.358.5996