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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

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Upcoming Outdoor Shabbat Services

Shabbat with Hilltop Views, April 7

Experience a new way to observe Shabbat through an appreciation and a connection to the world around you.

All ages are welcome to join Rabbi Katy and Gabi Mezger of Ma’yan Tikvah, as they lead participants with singing, meditation, prayers and a Torah discussion at Nobscot Scout Reservation. You will get closer to nature and meet other participants as we hike up to Tippling Rock. We will also include Yizkor prayers for the loved ones we have lost over the years.

You may find a connection to Judaism you haven’t found at a more traditional service.

Registration is requested at
Location: Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road, Sudbury, MA
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm


Marsh Marigold Shabbat, May 5:

Experience a new way to observe Shabbat through an appreciation and a connection to the world around us.

All ages are welcome to join Rabbi Katy and Gabi Mezger of Ma’yan Tikvah and connect with nature and other members of the group through singing, meditation, prayers and a Torah discussion. We will also walk around Upper Mill Brook’s ponds and steams and search for marsh marigolds in this delightful spring event. You may find a peace and connection with Shabbat you haven’t found at a more traditional service.

Please RSVP at:

Location: Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area, 107 Concord Road, Wayland
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

The trail to the marshy area can be muddy, so sturdy footwear is encouraged, and if it is at all damp out, bring a plastic bag or something similar to sit on.
*We’ll meet in the back of the parking lot by Peace Lutheran Church.


Blue Heron Rookery Visit and Shabbat Service, May 28

Rabbi Katy Allen and Gabi Mezger of Ma’yan Tikvah will lead an outdoor Shabbat service at the Lyons Cutler Reservation.

Connect with nature and other members of the group through singing, meditation, prayers and a Torah discussion. You may find a peace and connection with Shabbat you haven’t found in traditional services.
A special trip up to the blue heron rookery is also planned.

Please RSVP at:

Date/Time: April 28th 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Lyons Cutler Reservation, 201 Landham Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 (The trailhead and parking lot are on Landham Road between Stage Coach Drive and Brookside Farm Lane)




Family Day at Trinitarian Congregational Church (TCC) in Wayland, Free and Fun for all!

Please join us for Family Day on Sunday, June 25, from 2P-5P. Family Day activities are geared to families with children, preschool – grade 5, but ALL are welcome to attend. This FREE event will feature live music, a BBQ, face painting, a bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course, lawn games, silent auction and arts and crafts. Invite your friends and neighbors and come enjoy this fun family time! This event will be held rain or shine.

Trinitarian Congregational Church is located at 53 Cochituate Rd in Wayland. For more information on any of our offerings, see our website: or call 508-358-7717.

Wayland-Weston Interfaith Action Group co-sponsors panel discussion April 27: Discrimination: Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Racism … What can be done to foster understanding of “the other” and why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society

The Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group and The Weston PTO Present WWIAG’s 2017 Peg Kerwin Lecture, Thursday evening, April 27, 2017, at The Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston MA.

Logistics: Program occurs: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.   Doors open at 7:00 pm, for refreshments.This event ‘free’ and open to all. Parking is available at the Center or nearby at the Weston Library.

The Program: Discrimination: Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Racism  …  What can be done to foster understanding of “the other” and why that understanding is crucial to a democratic society.

Panel Members: Andrew Tarsy, former Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of NewEngland and a former Trial Attorney with the  Civil Rights Division at the U.S.Department of Justice. He chairs the Racial Justice Initiative at Temple Israel of Boston.

Dr. John Robbins, Executive Director of The Council on American-IslamicRelations, Massachusetts (CAIR). He sits on the board of directors of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the greater Boston area’s oldest interfaith social justice network.

Reverend Liz Walker, Minister at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, award-winning journalist and activist for community healing and cross cultural and interfaith dialogue, is a powerful voice of healing and hope.

Diane Moore, Director of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard University, and a senior scholar at The Center for the Study of World
Religions. She works to defuse the cultural tinderbox of hate speech, Islamophobia, and discrimination increasing in our society.

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Passover Seder in an Interfaith Setting

All are welcome to come for a Passover seder in an interfaith setting. OpenSpirit will again host the meal and rituals of Passover at an interactive second night seder on Tuesday, April 11, from 6:30-9pm in Edwards Hall, 39 Edwards St., Framingham. Rabbi Katy Allen, a member of the Open Spirit Steering Committee and Rabbi of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope will lead the evening, assisted by Gabi Mezger who will lead the singing. People of all faith traditions are invited. The meal will be partially catered and partially a directed potluck, and you can indicate your preferences when you register. To register, go to the Ma’yan Tikvah website (, call 508-877-8162 or 508-358-5996, or email Donations of $10-40 per person are suggested. RSVPs by March 31 will help us know how much food to order. This program is co-sponsored by Ma’yan Tikvah and Open Spirit and is generously funded by a Combined Jewish Philanthropies Metrowest Community Grant.

Be Our Guest for the High Holidays at Congregation Or Atid

Experience our warm and welcoming community

Experience our warm and welcoming community

If you are looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays, are new to the area, or just want to learn more about Congregation Or Atid, our community welcomes you with complimentary tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Come and experience Or Atid and take part in our warm, spiritual, and highly participatory High Holiday services led by Rabbi Sally Finestone. Our prayer book, both in Hebrew and English, offers engaging and relevant commentary to help make services even more meaningful for our modern readers.

We also conduct special High Holiday services for children ages 3 to 6 with a Junior Congregation service for children ages 7 to 13 on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Childcare is available for children 3 months to 4th grade.

“Be Our Guest” for other upcoming holidays such as Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Join us for any of our adult education classes, social action activities, cultural events, social programs and weekly Shabbat services.

To request tickets, visit our website, call 508-358-9623 or email

Or Atid is located at 97 Concord Road, Wayland, MA.

Introduction to Talmud in an Interfaith Setting

Thursdays, October 22, November 5 and 19, 7:30 PM
Common Street Spiritual Center, 13 Common Street, Natick

Did you ever wonder what the Talmud is? Join Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope and the One Earth Collaborative in a welcoming interfaith setting to learn about why people spend their lives studying Talmud. The first class will provide you with an overview of the history and structure of the Talmud. In the second and third sessions, you will dip into the “Sea of Talmud” for a taste of the delights and depth of Talmud study. All texts are in English. No prior knowledge is needed. This class is supported by a grant from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Metrowest Jewish Community Grant Fund and is co-sponsored by Common Street Spiritual Center, Ma’yan Tikvah, and One Earth Collaborative, a project of Open Spirit – A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony. Nonmembers: $40-$60 for 3 sessions; Members: $30-50; more if you can, less if you can’t. RSVP to

‘Building Bridges’ at Islamic Center in Wayland

Wayland Town Crier 7/7/15: ‘Building Bridges’ at Islamic Center in Wayland. The Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland has long been at the forefront of building community relations among people of all faiths, but it’s one of the center’s newer traditions that has proven most successful. Called “Building Bridges Iftaar,” it is a dinner, held during Ramadan.