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Shabbat Services

Everyone is welcome.

Beginning in September 2023, B'nai Or Shabbat Services will be held twice monthly, generally one Friday Kabbalat Service and one Shabbat Morning Service. In addition, "Pop-up Shabbats" (short, Friday night services), Havdalah gatherings, and weather permitting, Shabbat in Nature Services are frequently scheduled. The majority of our services are multi-accessible (Zoom and in-person). 

Shabbat Service Zoom links can be found on the Calendar page and the information below. In-person services, unless specified otherwise, are held at:

First Parish in Waltham

50 Church Street

Waltham, MA

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Please use the below ZOOM Information for the listings shown below -- unless noted otherwise:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4827211484

Meeting ID: 482 721 1484

Passcode: 031942

October 2023

 

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM. Shabbat in the Succah; Lunch & Learn focused on Simchat Torah Teachings led by Reb Ariel. Hosted by Rabbi Suri at her home - 12 Jacob Amsden Rd in Westborough. Stay tuned for details.

 

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Lech Lecha) led by Reb Ariel in the Chapel. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

November 2023

 

Friday, November 3, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Vayera) led by Reb Ariel. Chapel.

 

Saturday, November 11, 6:00 PM. Malaveh Malkah, Havdalah, & Potluck Dinner (Parashat Chayei Sara) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

December 2023

 

Friday, December 1, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Vayishlach) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall.

 

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 PM. Chanukah Day 8 - Musical Menorah Lighting, Learning, and (Dunkin') Donuts! led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall.

 

Saturday, December 23, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Services (Parashat Vayigash) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

January 2024

Friday, January 12, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Shemot) led by Reb Ariel. FPW-Chapel.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Beshalach - Shabbat Shira) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

February 2024

Friday, February 2, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Yitro) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

Saturday, February 17, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Terumah) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

March 2024

Friday, March 1, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Ki Tisa) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Pekudei) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

April 2024

Friday, April 5, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Shmini) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Metzora - Shabbat HaGadol) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

 

Tuesday, April 23, Passover Community 2nd Seder. Location TBD. Watch for details.

May 2024

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Achrei Mot) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

May 10-12. Annual Community Retreat on Cape Cod. Watch for details.

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Emor) led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. A vegetarian potluck kiddush will follow the morning service. Please bring (enough to share) whatever you like to eat. 

Friday, May 31, 6:30 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parashat Bechukotai) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

June 2024

June 11 or 12, 7:00 PM. Shavuot led by Reb Ariel. Whitcomb Hall. Watch for details.

 

June 11 or 12. Shavuot. Watch for details.

 

June 29, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat SH'lach) led by Reb Ariel. FPW - Chapel.

 

July - August 2024

 

Summer Shabbat Services, Events, or Gatherings will be announced by May 31, 2024.

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Covid Guidelines: B'nai Or of Boston In-person Services

  • We expect that everyone is vaccinated, even if not caught up with the newest booster.

  • Do not come if you are feeling ill. Do not rationalize that “it’s just a cold”.

  • If you become ill within 10 days after attending a service/event in person, let the B'nai Or Executive Director know.

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