Outdoor Shabbat and Other Services
Enjoy a walk through the woods or by the water, interspersed with prayer, meditation, and Torah discussion. Dress for the weather!
RSVP to rabbi @ mayantikvah.org by 5:00 PM Friday is appreciated.
Saturday, April 28, 10:30
The trailhead and parking lot are on Landham Street, between Stage Coach Drive and Brookside Farm Lane, Sudbury
We will walk to the blue heron rookery.
Saturday, May 5, 10:30
Marsh Marigold Shabbat!
Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area
107 Concord Road, Wayland
Meet in the back of the parking lot by Peace Lutheran Church.
We will search out the marsh marigolds - a delightful spring event. The trail to the marshy area can be muddy, so sturdy footwear is encouraged, and if it is at all damp out, bring a plastic bag or something similiar to sit on.
Bring something to share for lunch and we'll either have a picnic (perhaps take a longer walk first) or return to Rabbi Katy and Gabi's home if we want to eat indoors.
Saturday, May 12, 10:30
Round Hill Conservation Area
180 Lincoln Road, Sudbury
The parking lot is opposite Lincoln Meadows at about half way between Water Row and Weir Hill Road.
We'll walk up the hill and sit in the meadow for our service. You may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Metrowest Community Leyl Shavuot Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 5:00-Midnight
Temple Israel, Natick
Details will be coming soon. This is a fabulous community wide event!
High Holiday Serivces
2017 / 5778
We are wandering Jews!
Every service is in a different location.
Rosh HaShanah Morning Service
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 AM
Cedar Hill Camp, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA
(accessible by MBTA bus)
Rosh HaShanah Potluck Dinner & more
Co-sponsored by Open Spirit, Shillman House, and
Framingham Friends Meeting (Quaker)
Thursday, September 21, 6:30 PM
49 Edmands Road, Framingham
This event is supported by a grant from the
Combined Jewish Philanthropies Metrowest Jewish Community Grant Fund.
Kol Nidre Service
Friday, September 29, 6:30 PM
Congregational Church of Weston
130 Newton St., Weston
Yom Kippur Morning Service
Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM
139 Boston Post Road, Wayland
Neilah Service & Potluck Break-fast
Co-sponsored by Common Street Spiritual Center
Saturday, September 30, 5:30 PM
(In case of rain, start time will be 6:00 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.
Dinner on the second night of Rosh HaShanah will be co-sponsored by Open Spirit, but we are still searching for a location nearby.
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, April 21, 10:30
Sat, April 28, 10:30
Tidbits of Talmud
Sun, Apr. 29, 7:00-8:30
Rabbi Katy & Gabi's, Wayland
Where to Find Us
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 1 508.358.5996