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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

February 2020
CANCELLED: Friday, February 7, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Beshalach)

NEW DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 8, 4:00 PM. Tu b'Shevat Film, Seder, Havdalah facilitated by Rabbi Suri and B'nai Or's Film Forum Committee. The afternoon will begin with a showing of the documentary film "Intelligent Trees" which is visually beautiful and reveals an unexpectedly dynamic Forest eco-system. The Seder will be delicious, and will have a depth of its own. The afternoon will close with Havdalah. Whitcomb-FPW.

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

March 2020
NEW: Friday, March 6, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service with a Taste of Purim led by Rabbi Suri and others. Oneg hosted by Rainbow River Tribe. Stay tuned for details! Whitcomb-FPW.

CANCELLED: Saturday, March 7, 6:00 PM. Havdallah and Purim "Warm-up"

DATES TO BE DETERMINED BY RESPECTIVE TRIBES. TRIBES SPRING GATHERINGS. Watch for details from your Tribe Coordinator(s).

April 2020
Friday, April 3, 7:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Tzav) led by Rabbi Suri. Oneg following the service hosted by the Roots Tribe. 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 hosted by the Nonami Tribe. 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. Oneg hosted by the Hinenu Tribe. Stay tuned for details.

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

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