Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

Twenty-First Century Judaism

Join Rabbi Katy Allen for Jewish learning

that will open your mind, your heart, and your soul.

No prior knowledge or prepartion is required.

Food for Mind, Body, and Soul

Sunday, February 3, 10:30

Katy and Gabi's Home, Wayland

Sunday, March 31, 10:30

Sandy's home in Natick for potluck brunch

Sunday, May 19th

Katy and Gabi's home, Wayland

Free for Ma'yan Tikvah members 

$15-20 per session for non-members

Join a series of three Sunday morning study and brunch sessions. The topic of discussion will be Food in Jewish Tradition, and we'll range from the Bible to the present day in understanding what the significance and importance of food in Jewish life. We'll learn together from 10-11:30 and then go out for brunch. Please RSVP.

Unveiled - A One-Woman Show

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm

Congregation Or Atid

97 Concord Road, Wayland

Information about tickets coming soon. 


With support from a Wayland Cultural Council grant, Congregation Or Atid is bringing a moving one-woman show to Wayland.  Created in response to the rise in hate crimes, Unveiled, is a powerful work that tells the stories of five women from different ethnic backgrounds. The thing that binds their stories is the hijab, the traditional headscarf worn by Muslim woman as a symbol of modesty. It’s a garment that reflects deep devotion and sincere piety -- but it also provokes hostility and abuse from individuals blinded by Islamophobia. Rohina Malik, the playwright and performer, tells each story in turn, accompanied by a musician playing the oud, which subtly underscores and enhances Malik’s monologues.


“Remove the veil from your heart,” one of Malik’s characters begs of an attacker. That’s what Malik proposes to help us do with these monologues and gently, with humor and wisdom, that’s what she accomplishes. 


Here is an excerpt of one story told at a TED talk in Chicago.


Tidbits of Talmud


Not currently scheduled.


Talmud is delightful and seemingly unending, filled with wisdom and the source of the Judaism we practice today. This continuing series of classes is open to newcomers to the study of Talmud. Dip into the sea of Talmud in English, and find out some of its treasures. Our study of selected Talmudic texts provides a jumping off point for conversation about topics of interest to us today. All texts are  in English. No prior knowledge of anything at all is needed! Newcomers are welcome. 



Introduction to the Jewish Talmud

Not currently scheduled, but available upon request.

The Talmud is the most important rabbinic literatur​e, and its contents shape the Judaism practiced today. But what is the Talmud? The rabbis speak of “swimming in the sea of Talmud,” a vast set of volumes chocked full of wisdom. With this quick peek into this vital piece of ancient Jewish literature, led by Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, you will gain a basic understanding of the structure and content of the Talmud, its role in the Jewish religion, and a taste of its contents. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome and no previous knowledge is required. 

Upcoming Events 


Outdoor Services and Other Events


Passover Seder 

Fri, April 19, 6:30 

Open Spirit



Blue Heron Shabbat

Sat, Apr 27, 10:30 

Lyons Cutler Res.



Shabbat Afternoon

Sat, May 3, 6:00 PM 

Pod Meadow



Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, May 10, 6:30 

Private home, Wayland


Bird Song Shabbat

Sat, May 18, 10:00 

Pine Brook Cons. 



Food for Mind, Body, and Soul

Sun, May 19, 10:30

Rabbi Katy & Gabi's Home, Wayland


Unveiled - A One Woman Show

Tue, May 21, 7 PM

Cong. Or Atid



Walden Shabbat

Sat, June 1, 10:00 

Hapgood Wright Forest, Concord


Sat. Evening June 8

Community-Wide Metrowest Shavuot 

Temple Israel



Gardens Shabbat

Sat, June 15, 10:00 

Cow Commons 



1st Summer Shabbat 

Sat, June 22, 10:00 

Hamlen Woods 



Rail Trail Shabbat

Sat, June 29, 10:00 

Rail Trail




Where to Find Us


Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778

Phone: 1 508.358.5996




Blog: www.mayantikvah.

Affiliated with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts






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