EVENT: Join Rabbi Katy and members from Ma'yan Tikvah for their annual Cranberry Shabbat. Our Shabbat adventure will begin with a short hike to Wachusett reservoir, interspersed with prayers and songs, and then we will pick berries. Please bring something to share for a potluck lunch and your own drinks.(Warm soup sounds good for a picnic in October!) Also please bring containers for the cranberries. You can pick berries for yourself, but most of our pickings will be given to a homeless shelter for Thanksgiving dinner. There may be some muddy spots, so be prepared footwear-wise, and it could be a bit windy and chilly along the water.

Conditions and Duration: The walk each way is probably about a half to three-quarters of a mile, consisting of wide easy paths. It's a rolling terriain, with some wet spots, and there are a couple of hills, but they aren't too steep. It's basically an easy walk. The total time for the walk including picking berries, picnicking and returning to our starting point, is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

HOST: Rabbi Katy Allen of Ma'yan Tikvah

RSVP: Required to [masked] or[masked] in order to receive details on the exact meeting place. We will also try to match you with someone coming from the same direction, so we can carpool as much as possible.

MEET: 10:30 AM in Boylston. RSVP for exact meeting place. NOTE: Rain date is Saturday, November 2.

COST: Free, but please bring your own drinks and something to share for the potluck lunch.