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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.


February 2019
Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Terumah) led by Rabbi Suri. Host Tribe: Shabbat. FPW-Whitcomb.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:15 AM Brunch & Learn “Secrets of Shabbat: Lessons from the Hasidic Master known as Netivot Shalom”; 10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Ki Tisa) led by Special Guest Rabbi, and B'nai Or of Boston's Founder, Lev Friedman. FPW-Whitcomb.

March 2019
Friday, Mar. 8, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Pekudei) led by Rabbi Suri. FPW-Whitcomb.

Friday, Mar. 22, 7:30 PM. Shushan Purim Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Tzav) facilitated by Rabbi Suri and others. Hosted by the Hinenu Tribe. FPW-Whitcomb.

April 2019
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Tazria; Shabbat HaChodesh) led by Rabbi Suri. FPW-Whitcomb.

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

Saturday, Apr. 20, 5-9 PM. Passover Community 2nd Seder facilitated by Rabbi Suri. SAVE THE DATE and WATCH FOR DETAILS!

May 2019
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. Registration is NOW OPEN ~ INITIAL DEPOSIT ($50/ADULT) DUE. Payment in full due on or before April 15, 2019. To register, please click HERE.

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-Whitcomb. 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.

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