Humanistic Judaism demands racial equality and calls us to pursue justice. We at Kahal B’raira recognize that structural racism in the United States manifests in many ways including violence against Black people, even murder, and in the failure to hold perpetrators responsible for such violence. We are committed to working together non-violently to improve our society to achieve equal treatment for everyone.

In Hebrew, Kahal B’raira means “Community of Choice.” Our name emphasizes our belief that we are responsible for our choices and answer to one another and ourselves.

Upcoming & Noteworthy

Children in Sukkah

All Activities Are Online   

RSVP info@kahalbraira.org 

Sunday, November 8 

Service, Gathering, Sunday School  

Program: Harnessing the Benefits of

Behavioral Science In a Challenging Time

Sunday, November 22   

Service, Gathering, Sunday School

Program:  The Band’s Visit

 Cross Cultural Understanding 

All Are Welcome 

Welcome to Kahal B’raira

A Congregation for Humanistic Judaism offering non-theistic celebrations of Jewish holidays and life-cycle events and a love of Jewish heritage

Visit Kahal B'raira

This is a community of about 150 adults and 50 children that cares deeply for one another and the world.

Holiday Celebrations

We celebrate the major Jewish holidays with readings, music, reflections, and holiday specific activities.

Children & Families

We offer age-appropriate classes covering Jewish history, traditions, literature, ethics, and music.

Our Congregation

We foster a positive Jewish identity, intellectual integrity, and ethical behavior within our community

Humanistic Judaism

Finding inspiration from Jewish history and culture in pursuing personal goals and striving for social justice.

Adult Programs

We hold Sunday meetings 15 times throughout the year from 9:10 a.m. until noon. Adult Education activities are scheduled periodically. Adult/Teen Potlucks on Saturday nights are held in members’ homes.

Community

Members work together in committees to shape and plan Congregation activities. Members join a working committee and a holiday committee.

45 Years as Greater Boston's congregation for Humanistic Judaism – est. 1975

150 Members and welcoming all who identify with the history and culture of the Jewish people

Providing a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish Life every day of the year

Nov
29
Sun
2:00 pm Grades 4-7 Parent Meetup
Grades 4-7 Parent Meetup
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parent meetups are a chance to connect with other parents of similar-age children, discuss what is working well with the KB virtual programming and what could be improved, and to see what people can offer[...]
Dec
6
Sun
9:00 am Sunday School & Community Gather...
Sunday School & Community Gather...
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
9:00 – Sunday School Adult Programming 10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements 11:00 – Service 11:30-12:45 – Ashkenaz Rising: The Near Demise and Resurgence of Yiddish Musical Culture In this multimedia lecture, ethnomusicologist Hankus Netsky examines[...]
Dec
8
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Executive Committee is Kahal B’raira’s leadership and coordinating body.  It includes the president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, members-at-large, Sunday school chair and representative to the Society for Humanistic Judaism.  Meetings are open to all KB[...]
Dec
11
Fri
5:00 pm Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children, Parents and People of all ages, come and welcome Shabbat! Our Music Director, Zach Mayer and Youth Coordinator, Frances Lasday, will lead us in songs, humanistic blessings, candle lighting, and maybe even a game[...]
Dec
12
Sat
5:00 pm Chanukah Celebration
Chanukah Celebration
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chanukah Celebration
Dec
17
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
KB members are invited to join our book group where we will learn together through reading, self-reflection, and discussion. We will read both non-fiction and fiction (current and historical fiction) and will also share online resources with each[...]
8:00 pm Eighth Night, Eighth Light: Chan...
Eighth Night, Eighth Light: Chan...
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Society for Humanistic Judaism for a family-friendly Chanukah celebration! Details to come.
Dec
20
Sun
9:00 am Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Dec
21
Mon
7:30 pm Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KB members are invited to join our book group where we will learn together through reading, self-reflection, and discussion. We will read both non-fiction and fiction (current and historical fiction) and will also share online resources with each[...]
Jan
12
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Executive Committee is Kahal B’raira’s leadership and coordinating body.  It includes the president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, members-at-large, Sunday school chair and representative to the Society for Humanistic Judaism.  Meetings are open to all KB[...]

Why Kahal B’raira?

Let Our Members Tell You

When I first came to KB I was drawn in by the warmth of the people there.

I was also moved by the words of the services, e.g., "My light is in me. My hope is in me. My strength is in me, and, in you."

At times I am so touched by the words and the warmth, I have tears in my eyes.

Growing up in KB I always associated Judaism with a warm, supportive community.

I connected with my classmates in Sunday School and have stayed close with my classmates through the youth group since leaving for college.

I carry this solid foundation of Judaism with me and know I will always be welcomed back.

KB has been a very special warm and embracing home for me and my whole family.

It's place where what's most meaningful to me about Judaism, our history, traditions, culture, and passion for social justice, has been celebrated.

For me, KB continues to be a home and an adopted family of warm loving friends.

Most of all, it was the KB members themselves who welcomed this newcomer with open arms.

KB has a big tent and no one need flash their 'Jewish Credentials' to gain admission.

Simply the desire to join and holding our shared beliefs are enough.

When I came to KB, I immediately knew I was in the right place for me.

I felt like I had come home — even though I had never had such a home before!

When I first came to KB I was drawn in by the warmth of the people there.

I was also moved by the words of the services, e.g., "My light is in me. My hope is in me. My strength is in me, and, in you."

At times I am so touched by the words and the warmth, I have tears in my eyes.

Growing up in KB I always associated Judaism with a warm, supportive community.

I connected with my classmates in Sunday School and have stayed close with my classmates through the youth group since leaving for college.

I carry this solid foundation of Judaism with me and know I will always be welcomed back.

KB has been a very special warm and embracing home for me and my whole family.

It's place where what's most meaningful to me about Judaism, our history, traditions, culture, and passion for social justice, has been celebrated.

For me, KB continues to be a home and an adopted family of warm loving friends.

Most of all, it was the KB members themselves who welcomed this newcomer with open arms.

KB has a big tent and no one need flash their 'Jewish Credentials' to gain admission.

Simply the desire to join and holding our shared beliefs are enough.

When I came to KB, I immediately knew I was in the right place for me.

I felt like I had come home — even though I had never had such a home before!

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