Outdoor Shabbat and Other Services
Summer services begin at 10:00 AM.
Enjoy a walk through the woods or by the water, interspersed with prayer, meditation, and Torah discussion. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and be prepared for bugs!
RSVP to rabbi @ mayantikvah.org by 5:00 PM Friday is appreciated.
Saturday, August 11, 10:00 AM
Garden Shabbat and Potluck Lunch
77 W. Central St., Natick
Raindate: August 18
Park on Forest Street, the side street directly opposite the entrance to the garden, on the other side of W. Central St.
Enjoy a whimsical garden at its peak with four different "garden rooms" ranging from full sun to full shade and including water features.
If it rains on August 11, watch for information about a new location with an indoor option for the service.
Saturday, August 18, 10:00 AM
(Raindate for Garden Shabbat)
Hamlen Woods Conservation Area
Rice Road, between Mainstone Rd., and Woodridge Rd., Wayland
Coming from the North, watch for the red fire hydrant. The parking lot is just past the hydrant on the right. Coming from the South, after Woodridge Rd., watch for the driveway on the left after the pond.
We'll enjoy the waterlilies and the reflections in the water as we walk around the pond and through the woods.
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 AM
Heard Conservation Area
Heard Road, Wayland
Beware - the road in is full of holes! Also, note that there is limited parking as this is a dog-walkers spot.
We'll walk to the orchard for some apple picking for Rosh HaShanah. The apple quantity is limited this year, but hopefully we'll all be able to take home at least one hyper-local organic apple for dipping in honey.
High Holiday Serivces
2018 / 5779
We are wandering Jews!
Every service is in a different location.
Rosh HaShanah Morning Service
Monday, September 10, 9:30 AM
Cedar Hill Camp, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA
(accessible by MBTA bus)
Rosh HaShanah Potluck Dinner
Monday, September 10, 6:30 PM
Private home in Ashland near Ashland State Park. Details upon registration.
Kol Nidre Service
Tuesday, September 18, 6:45 PM
Congregational Church of Weston
130 Newton St., Weston
Yom Kippur Morning Service
Wednesday, September 19, 9:30 AM
139 Boston Post Road, Wayland
Neilah Service & Potluck Break-fast
Co-sponsored by Common Street Spiritual Center
Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 PM
(In case of rain, start time will be 6:30 PM.)
Common Street Spiritual Center
13 Common St., Natick
and Coolidge Hill
Corner of Coolidge St. and School St. Ext., Natick
Ma'yan Tikvah's services are a combination of traditional and nontraditional; they are informal with opportunities for participation.
Morning services on both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are held outside, or if the weather requires it, under an outdoor pavilion. There is time to sing, to appreciate the natural world around us, to meditate and pray, to read and discuss the Torah portion, to hear the sound of the Sofar on Rosh HaShanah, and to remember our loved ones during Yizkor on Yom Kippur.
Rosh HaShanah services are followed by a pot-luck lunch and tashlich.
This year, we are offering a separate children's program during part of the two morning services.
Plans for dinner on the second night of Rosh HaShanah are pending.
Kol Nidre services are mostly indoors, but partially outdoors if weather permits.
Late Yom Kippur afternoon, Common Street Spiritual Center will host a family friendly, but adult appropriate activity, followed by a short hike to Coolidge Hill for Neilah and havdalah, and then a return to the center for a pot-luck break-fast.
Further details for all services will be sent upon registration. All are welcome, including families with children. The sites for the first day of Rosh HaShanah, Rosh HaShanah Dinner, Yom Kippur morning, and Kol Nidre are handicap accessible.
Please bring packaged foods for a food drive to benefit the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center. See the file below for suggestions of what to bring.
Suggested donation amounts are listed below.
Dress for the weather for outdoor services!
Outdoor Services and Other Events
Sat., Aug 18, 10:00 AM
Garden Shabbat & Lunch
73 W. Central St. Natick
Sat, Aug., 25
Heard Cons. Area, Wayland
Mon, Sept 10 9:30 AM
Cedar Hill Camp
Rosh HaShanah Dinner
Mon, Sept 10 6:30 PM
Tue, Sept 18 6:45 PM
Cong. Church of Weston
Wed, Sept 19 9:30 AM
Neilah & Break-fast
Wed, Sept 19 6:00 PM
(Rain, start 6:30 PM)
Common Street Spiritual Center & Coolidge Hill
Where to Find Us
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 1 508.358.5996