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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 (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.


July-August 2019
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Services followed by Potluck Lunch. This relaxed, Shabbat Morning Service will be led by Rabbi Suri at her home in Westborough. Plan now to attend and bring a friend...and food to share. Drinks will be provided. Location: 12 Jacob Amsden Rd., Westborough.

Friday, August 9, 7:00 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by Potluck Oneg. This service will be led by Rabbi Suri and hosted by Teresa and Paul Lessin at their home, 1085 Concord Ave., in Belmont. Casual and relaxed, come as you are, bring a friend, and a food contribution to share at the oneg.

September 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 Service, Film, & Potluck Supper. The evening program will be facilitated by Rabbi Suri. 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.

October 2019
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, 9:15 AM (Brunch & Learn); 10:15 AM Shabbat Morning Service (Sukkot) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW. Stay tuned for details!

Monday, October 21, 7:00 PM. Simchat Torah. 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.

November 2019
Friday, November 1, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Noach) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

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