Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

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

Sunday Programs 

November 24

Sunday School, Humanistic Service

Program:  Confronting Islamaphobia, Jews as Allies to Mulims

(Details in Calendar)

December 8

Sunday School, Humanistic Service

Program:  Zach Mayer, New Jewish Melodies

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.

44 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
24
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Learn...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Learn...
Nov 24 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Confronting Islamaphobia:  What is this prejudice about and how can we become better allies to Muslims?  Join us for a presentation by the Jewish-Muslim Solidarity Group of Boston Worker’s Circle.  There will also be Sunday[...]
Dec
8
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Music...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Music...
Dec 8 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Zach Mayer, KB’s music director will lead a program of Jewish melodies including original compositions for a joyful performance with participatory opportunities.  Read more about Zach and his music HERE.  There will also be a[...]
Dec
10
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Dec 10 @ 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
21
Sat
5:00 pm CELEBRATE CHANUKAH
CELEBRATE CHANUKAH
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lots of joyous singing, festival of lights when we all light menorahs together, spin the dreidel, hear the Humanistic story of Chanukah and enjoy a holiday meal.   Enjoyable and engaging celebration for all ages.
Jan
3
Fri
7:00 pm Winter Weekend
Winter Weekend
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm
A weekend of socializing, playing games, winter sports, enjoying snacks and meals together and getting to know a fun group of people.   Our winter weekend is a time to relax or be active, play[...]
Jan
14
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Jan 14 @ 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[...]
Feb
11
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Feb 11 @ 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[...]
Mar
1
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Jewis...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Jewis...
Mar 1 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Roberta Rosenberg will talk about Jewish humor.  Roberta is a KB member and formerly an English professor at Christopher Newport University.

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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