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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.

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

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.

NEW INFO (NOTE - NO SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE).
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. For more information, including a schedule of the evening's program, go HERE. 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. Oneg following the service. Chapel-FPW.

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

January 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Vayigash) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg following the service. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Shemos) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

February 2020
Friday, February 7, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Beshalach) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg following the service. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, February 22, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Mishpatim) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW

March 2020
Saturday, March 7, 6:00 PM. Havdallah and Purim "Warm-up" led by Rabbi Suri and others. Whitcomb Hall-FPW. Watch for more details!

April 2020
Friday, April 3, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Tzav) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg following the service. Chapel-FPW.

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Shmini) led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

Friday-Sunday, April 24-26. Annual B'nai Or Community Retreat on Cape Cod led by Special Guest, Rabbi Hannah Dresner. For more information, please go HERE.

May 2020
Friday, May 1, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg following the service. Chapel-FPW.

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

June 2020
Friday, June 5, 7:00 PM (NEW TIME). Kabbalat Shabbat Nature Service led by Rabbi Suri. Join us for our Annual Shabbat Service in Nature as we gather at a nearby park in Waltham. If the weather is not suitable for an outdoor service, it will be held in the Chapel and First Parish in Waltham. Stay tuned for details.

Saturday, June 20, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Suri. Chapel-FPW.

July-August
Summer Shabbat will be posted by June 1.