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Shabbat Services

Everyone is welcome.

Beginning in September 2022, 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. In-person services, unless specified otherwise, are held at:

First Parish in Waltham

50 Church Street

Waltham, MA


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

Meeting ID: 482 721 1484

Passcode: 031942


April 2023


NEW DATE: Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Vayakhel-Pedudei)Join the B'nai Or Community as we welcome Guest Rabbi, Deb Kolodny. A kiddush luncheon and "Meet & Greet" will follow this in-person morning service. The service will also be available via Zoom. Click HERE for the Zoom link. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, April 7, 5:00 PM (NEW time). B'nai Or Community Passover Seder facilitated by Rabbi Suri. Space is limited. RSVPs are required. To "save your seat" at the table, please let Teresa or Rabbi Suri know by no later than March 24. Cost is $36 per adult. To register and pay, go HERE.

Tuesday, April 18. Yom HaShoah. Watch for details.


Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Tazria-Metzora) led by Rabbi Suri in the Chapel at First Parish in Waltham. A light kiddush will follow the morning service. The service will also be available via Zoom. See above for Zoom link.

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 PM. Yom Ha'atzmaut ~ Israel Independence Day facilitated by Rabbi Suri. Israel, at 75,  finds itself in troubling circumstances. Join us for an in-depth info session and discussion via Zoom.

May 2023

Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7. B'nai Or Annual Community Retreat on Cape Cod with Joel Segel. Last day to register is April 15. To Register for the Retreat, go HERE.

Friday, May 12, 7:00 PM. Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Parshat Behar-Bechuotai) led by Rabbi Suri in the Chapel at First Parish in Waltham. Service will also be available via Zoom. See above for Zoom link.

Saturday, May 27, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service - Shavuot led by Rabbi Suri in the Chapel at First Parish in Waltham. Also on Zoom (see above for Zoom link). Watch for details.

June 2023

Friday, June 2, 7:00 PM. Shabbat in Nature Service (Parashat Nasso) led by Rabbi Suri (weather permitting). Stay tuned for more information.

Saturday, June 17, 10:00 AM. Shabbat Morning Service (Parashat Sh'lach) led by Rabbi Suri. More information coming!

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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.

  • Please do a Covid test before coming to any in-person service.

  • Masking is required for indoor services except for the Rabbi and those presenting.

  • 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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