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

Summer services begin at 10:00 AM. 


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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, bring a water bottle, and be prepared for bugs!

RSVP to rabbi @ 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.


Apple-Picking Shabbat

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

Camp Chickami

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!


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 Sandy Hewitt, 1 Parker Court, Natick, 01760.

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., Aug 18, 10:00 AM

Garden Shabbat & Lunch

73 W. Central St. Natick


Apple-Picking Shabbat

Sat, Aug., 25

10:00 AM

Heard Cons. Area, Wayland


Rosh HaShanah 

Mon, Sept 10 9:30 AM

Cedar Hill Camp




Rosh HaShanah Dinner 

Mon, Sept 10 6:30 PM



Kol Nidre 

Tue, Sept 18 6:45 PM

Cong. Church of Weston


Yom Kippur 

Wed, Sept 19 9:30 AM

Camp Chickami



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




Blog: www.mayantikvah.

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