On-going Programs:
Annual Community Retreat / Tribes / Tikkun Olam Upcoming Events / Chanting

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 (FPW), 50 Church St. Waltham. Directions to First Parish in Waltham (FPW) 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.


September - October 2019
Friday, September 6, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Shoftim) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg to follow service. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, September 21, 5:00 PM. Selichot Program: Film & Potluck Supper. This special evening program will be facilitated by Rabbi Suri who will be showing two short film clips sure to stimulate discussion and reflection as we enter this period of introspection. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring a vegetarian dish, fruit, or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided. Whitcomb-FPW. Watch for details.

To see a printable copy of this year's Schedule of High Holy Days Services 5780, please go HERE. Erev Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday, September 29. Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur) begins the evening of Tuesday, October 8.

Sunday, October 13, 3:00 PM (Decorating); 6:00 PM (Potluck Dinner & Service). Sukkot Service & Potluck Dinner. Hosted by Matia and David, the evening Sukkot program will be led by Rabbi Suri. Celebrate the season of the harvest -- come early to help decorate the Succah, and then plan to stay for dinner and the service. 181 Oxbow Rd., Wayland.

Saturday, October 19, 6:00 PM. Havdallah & Simchat Torah Celebration facilitated by Rabbi Suri. Join the B'nai Or community for this celebratory, magical event when the entire Torah scroll is unrolled...and re-rolled back to the beginning (with your help, of course)! Desserts and drinks to follow. Whitcomb-FPW. Stay tuned for details!

CANCELLED (see Saturday, October 19 information)
Monday, October 21 Simchat Torah.

November 2019
NEW TIME: Friday, November 1, 6:45 PM. Shabbat Evening of Peace Service led by Rabbinic Pastor Shayndel Kahn with Special Guests from NEVE SHALOM. Neve Shalom, also known as Wahat as-Salam, is a cooperative village jointly founded by Israeli Jews and Arabs in an attempt to show that the two peoples can live side by side peacefully, and conduct educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples as well. Community Oneg to follow. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Vayera) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

December 2019
Friday, December 6, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Vayetzei) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, December 21, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Vayeshev) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.