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

Shabbat and  Holidays

Outdoor Services in Nature 


Celebrate Shabbat with a walk through woods and fields and 1 - 1 1/2 hours of prayer, meditation, and Torah discussion. Dress for the weather, bring water and bug spray, and if you wish, a reading, song, meditation, or snack to share.

Upcoming Services and Programs


Outdoor Shabbat and Other Services


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Enjoy a  walk through the woods or by the water, interspersed with prayer, meditation, and Torah discussion. Dress for the weather!

RSVP to rabbi @ by 5:00 PM Friday is appreciated.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30

Lyons-Cutler Reservation

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!




Past Services



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

Shillman House

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

Camp Chickami

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!


Ma'yan Tikvah has no dues or specific fees - the amounts listed below are suggested donations only. We invite you to give more if you can and less if you can't. For more information, email Ma'yan Tikvah or call 508-358-5996. You may pay by Paypal or send a check to Ma'yan Tikvah - c/o Marianne Doernis-Goldman, 309 Bishops Forest Drive, Waltham, MA, 02452.

Suggested Donations

(more if you can, less if you can't)



Annual Donation

Donation for 

High Holidays Only



$125 for all / $36 for one



$180 for all / $65 for one

Family of up to four $460 $275 for all / $108 for one

Each additional person 

over bar/bat mitzvah age



Food List for Food Drive
Food list for food drive.doc
Microsoft Word document [26.0 KB]

Upcoming Events 


Outdoor Services and Other Events


Sat, April 21, 10:30

Pod Meadow 



Sat, April 28, 10:30

Lyons-Cutler Reservation,



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




Blog: www.mayantikvah.

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