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

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Rabbi and Eco-Chaplain Katy Z. Allen


Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is the founder and spiritual leader of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope. She began her career as a biology teacher, turned to writing and editing educational materials, then started teaching Hebrew school and became involved in family and adult education before entering rabbinical school. She received a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Newton, MA, in 1999, and rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY, in 2005 and is a Board Certified Chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. For ten years, Katy served as a staff chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then as a hospice chaplain. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network  and consideres herself an eco-chaplain.  


Rabbi Katy writes about matters of the spirit and the world (and encourages others to write) and blogs at here. She is certified as a Bibliodramatist by Peter and Susan Pitzele, and has published Loss and Transformation: One Women's Journey Out of Grief to Opportunity, which is based on her senior rabbinic project, and Earth Etudes for Elul: Spiritual Reflections for the Season, with reflections on Earth and t'shuvah by many writers. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of, Jewish Veg and Shomrei Bereshit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth.

Rabbi Katy can be reached at rabbi@

Board of Directors

President  Peter Engel                                  president

Treasurer Steve Garone                              treasurer

Clerk  Rabbi Katy Allen                                  clerk            

Past President Robyn Bernstein

Board member Gabi Mezger                     

Board member Marianne Doernis-Goldman

Board member Lynne Garone

School Liason Liz Stoll

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Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events

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Shabbat Services start at 10:00 AM. 

RSVP requested. 



Sat. Sept 5, 10 AM

Nobscot Reservation

Nobscot Rd., Sudbury


Sat. Sept. 12, 10 AM

Apple-picking Shabbat

Heard Farm

Heard Rd., Wayland



Rosh HaShanah

Friday, Sept. 18

6:30 PM

Rosh HaShanah Seder and Dinner


Saturday, Sept. 19

9:30-11:00 AM

10:00-11:30 AM

Morning walks with themes of Rosh HaShanah


Saturday, Sept. 19


Zoom service with Torah reading, prayers, shofar blowing, and more


Sunday, Sept. 20

9:30-11:00 AM

10:00-11:30 AM

Morning walks with tashlich and shofar blowing


Kol Nidre

Sunday, Sept. 28

6:15-7:45 PM

Zoom service 


Yom Kippur 

Monday, Sept. 29

9:30-11 or 10-11:30

Morning meditative walks 


Monday, Sept. 29


Zoom service with Torah reading, prayers, &  more


Monday, Sept. 29

2:00-2:45 PM

Zoom healing service and Yizkor


Monday, Sept. 29

6:30+ PM

Zoom Neilah, shofar and break-fast


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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