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.
Outdoor Shabbat and Other Services
Winter services begin at 10:30 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.
All ages and all faiths are welcome to this afternoon of arts and crafts, candle-lighting, singing, music-making, and a potluck dinner including potato latkes. There will be activities for children and thoughtful discussion for adults. We will do a drive for Cradles to Crayons. Their most needed items are children's sweater and sweatshirts, new socks & underwear, and boys shirts 4/5-adult M, but they accept many other items. See www.cradlestocrayons.org for more information about what is accepted. In addition, during the 8 nights of Hanukkah, you may want to engage in the Chanukkah Chesed Challenge and come prepared to talk about acts of kindness you engaged in or witnessed. Also, please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share. Please RSVP.
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.
We also have indoor backup locations for the two morning services in case of extreme heat, cold, rain, or other weather events. All those who have registered will be notified, and it will be posted on the website and Meetup if we change our location.
On the second night of Rosh HaShanah (Monday), we will have a potluck dinner at a private location in Ashland, near Ashland State Park. Details will be sent upon registration.
The Kol Nidre service is 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.
We are planning backup indoor locations in case of extreme heat, cold, or wild weather and will be in touch with those who have registered in regard to any changes.
We invite you to dress for the weather, informally and comfortably for being outdoors.
Outdoor Services and Other Events
Where to Find Us
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 1 508.358.5996