On-going Programs:
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Services & Holidays

Suri Krieger, Rabbi and Spiritual Leader
To learn more about Rabbi Suri, and other B'nai Or leaders, click HERE.

Our SHABBAT SERVICES, held throughout the year on the average of twice monthly, are creatively filled with prayer, song, storytelling, dance and meditation. Unless otherwise noted, all of our services, will be held in our spiritual home at First Parish in Waltham, 50 Church St. Waltham. Directions to First Parish in Waltham can be found HERE.

Each month is filled with many other opportunities to gather in community. Consult our calendar for other services, programs or events.


April 2019
April 12-14. Tribes' Spring Gatherings. Watch for details from your Tribe coordinator.

CANCELLED: Saturday, Apr. 20, 5-9 PM. Passover Community 2nd Seder

May 2019
Sunday, May 5, 3-6:00 PM. Bringing the Light Forward: A B’nai Or Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Gathering at the home of Cece Fins, 46 Marcellus Dr. in Newton. The evening program will include a showing of the uplifting documentary film, Big Sonia, about the inspiring life of a holocaust survivor followed by time to discuss, remember, and reflect. If you are moved to do so, please bring a sacred object for our ritual table to bless, heal and honor this time of remembrance. RSVP's not required, but would be helpful for planning. Please email Debra at djwexler@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Tea will be served. Feel free to bring your own dinner.

Fri-Sun., May 10-12. Annual Community Retreat led by Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan and Dr. Charles Kaplan. Red Jacket Beach Resort on Cape Cod. Payment in full due on or before April 15, 2019. Questions? Please contact Teresa at admin_bnai_or@hotmail.com.

CANCELLED: Saturday, May 25, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Behar).

Friday, May 31, 7:00 PM. Annual Kabbalat Shabbat in Nature Service (Parashat Bechukotai) led by Rabbi Suri. Keep an eye on the sky, and check back HERE as the date gets closer. This service will be held at a nearby park or conservation area, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held at FPW-Chapel. Host Tribe: Roots.

June 2019
Saturday, June 8, 7:00 PM. Shavuot Evening of Learning led by various leaders and teachers within the B'nai Or community. Check back for information. FPW-Chapel.

Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Beha'alotcha) led by Rabbinic Pastor, Shayndel Kahn. FPW-Chapel.