The B’nai Or community is divided into five tribes. The B’nai Or membership hails from a wide geographic area; the tribes bring together people who live near one another. Each tribe gets together socially a few times a year, and welcomes new members from its area. One Friday a month, there is a tribe assigned the mitzvah of doing the set-up and clean-up for the service, plus providing food for the oneg shabbat.

Twice yearly, to celebrate Hanukkah and early Spring, the leadership of the community sets aside time for tribes to gather together. The first of these tribe gatherings is scheduled for the weekend of December 15-17, 2017 when each tribe will welcome new members. The 2018 Spring gathering is scheduled for the weekend of April 20-22, 2018.

If you don't know or are unsure of your tribe assignment, please contact Tribe Organizer Kathy Diamond ( Tribe membership is also listed in the B'nai Or directory, which is updated to include all members every Fall.

Each tribe has one or more Tribe Coordinators who organize tribe events throughout the year. The Tribe Coordinator(s) also organize the Tribe members to host Shabbat Services during the year. In addition, each tribe has a member who is the Tribe Chesed Liaison. This person serves to coordinate local help and support for tribe members who are in need.

Tribe Joyful Service, 2017-18 Shabbat Services and Oneg Shabbat Assignments:
September 8—Hinenu
October 13—Rainbow River
November 10—Roots
January 26—Shabbat
February 16—Rainbow River
April 13—Nonami
June 1—Shabbat

**All Shabbat Services are held in the First Parish in Waltham Chapel or Whitcomb Hall unless stated otherwise.**

NOTE: Tribe Gatherings will be December 23-25 or December 30-31, 2016 and March 31-April 1, 2017.

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