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

Shabbat and  Holidays

Welcoming Shabbat Online with Ma'yan Tikvah

Friday afternoons at 5:35 we'll have a check-in time followed by a guided meditation and prayers for healing. The first part of the gathering is suitable for adults. But all ages are welcome to join at about 6:00. Rabbi Katy will tell a story suitable for both children and adults, and then we will light candles and welcome Shabbat together. Have your candles ready! Click here to sign up and we'll send you the log-in information.

Upcoming Outdoor Services and Other Programs

All regular services and events are currently suspended until further notice. 


Celebrate Shabbat with a walk through woods and fields and 1 1/2 hours of prayer, meditation, and Torah discussion. Dress for the weather and protect against ticks with bug spray and long pants.

RSVP by sundown Friday is appreciated.

Follow on Meetup!

All in-person events are cancelled until further notice. Check back for updates and be in touch if you'd like to connect virtually.

Online Programming

Fri, March 13, 5:00 PM Preparing for Shabbat 

This program will provide preparation for Shabbat through guided meditation, prayer, and discussion

Please RSVP to get the link. 

Upcoming Shabbat Services 10:30 am

Family Shabbat      Saturday, March 14     Upper Mill Brook,Wayland  

This service will be geared for families but all ages are welcome. After our walk through the woods and beside the water, we'll go indoors for an activity to prepare us for Passover. 

Early Spring Esker Shabbat Saturday, March 21         Pine Brook Cons. Area Wayland

We'll meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Forty Acres Drive, off Rts. 126/27 about 1/2 mile south of the light at Rt. 20 in Wayland Center. 

We'll walk the esker to the bridge over the marsh and watch and listen for signs of spring.

Welcoming Spring Shabbat Saturday, March 28        Trout Brook Conservation Area, Wayland

Park in the parking lot by Alpine Field on Alpine Road of Sherman's Bridge Road in Wayland, and we'll cross the road to the trailhead together.

We'll wander the eskers and look for signs of spring along Trout Brook.

Migration Shabbat Saturday, April 4           Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury

73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury

Turn right off Weir Hill Road and go through the open gate.

We'll walk beside the river and along the esker, watching for migrating birds.

Freedom Spring Shabbat Saturday, April 11              Pod Meadow Conservation Area, Wayland          

There is a small parking lot opposite 421 Old Connecticut Path on the west side of the road.

We'll consider the themes of Passover as we watch for signs of spring by the pond.

 Wetland & Woods Shabbat   Saturday, April 25    Hamlen Woods Conservation Area           

80 Rice Road, Wayland

Watch for red fire hydrant on right when coming from North. The parking lot is on West side between Mainstone and Woodridge Roads.

Enjoy the woods and pond as spring brings new growth. Depending on our desires, we'll take either a longer or a shorter walk.

Heron Rookery Shabbat   Saturday, May 2          Lyons-Cutler Reservation Sudbury         

201 Landham Road, Sudbury

The parking lot is on Landham Road between Stage Coach Drive and Brookside Farm Lane


We'll walk the trails to the marsh and watch for herons on their nests. If there's been rain, this trail can be very muddy.

Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events


** = Members Only


Services start at 10:30 


All in-person events are currently cancelled. Join us for online connecting.


Fri, March 13, 5:00 PM

Preparing for Shabbat

through guided meditation, prayer, and discussion

RSVP to get the link.

Where to Find Us


Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778




Affiliated with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts






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