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

Pittsburgh and What We Can Do Now

As a Humanistic Jewish congregation, Kahal B’raira condemns the climate of hate spurring violence in our country and around the world.

We have seen the devastating consequences of fear-mongering, and our hearts go out to those who suffer. We stand with them.

We call for unity in opposition to this horrifying trend. 

For more perspective and guidance:

Society for Humanistic Judaism

Service, Program, Sunday School 

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Sunday, January 20,  9:15 am  – Noon  

Celebrate Tu B’shevat, Jewish Environmental Holiday

Speaker:  Alice Arena, Environmental Activist

Services at 10:30 am, Speaker/Program at 11:00 am

Visitors Welcome – See Calendar For Full Details 

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.

43 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

Feb
2
Sat
6:30 pm Potluck – Adult/Teen
Potluck – Adult/Teen
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for a warm and lively social evening for adults and teens.  We will enjoy good food and  good conversation.  This is a great way to get to know people and to know them[...]
Feb
3
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
Feb 3 @ 9:15 am
Join us for a staged reading, along with musical accompaniment, of “To Fill”-a fictional short story about the intimate and intergenerational effects of the Holocaust upon a family. Written by Jane Buchbinder, “To Fill” will[...]
Mar
2
Sat
5:00 pm Potluck – Adult/Teen
Potluck – Adult/Teen
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm
Conversation with Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.  Paul will join us for an evening of conversation and a potluck dinner.  All ages are welcome.  Hosted by Cam Sacarny and Gladys[...]
Mar
3
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
Mar 3 @ 9:15 am
Susannah Heschel will speak about How Should We Teach Jewish Studies in the Age of Trump.  Professor Heschel teaches at Dartmouth College and has found that the content covered and the questions raised in her classes have[...]
Mar
17
Sun
9:15 am Service, Program, Sunday School,...
Service, Program, Sunday School,...
Mar 17 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Jewish humanistic service.  On this Sunday, we beak into groups for a congregation wide book discussion.  The book we will read will be announced soon.  There will also be Sunday school[...]
11:45 am Modern Megillah & Purim Carnival
Modern Megillah & Purim Carnival
Mar 17 @ 11:45 am
See our teen groups modern take on the Purim story followed by a carnival that will be fun for all. Refreshments, games and celebration from noon – 1:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome.
Apr
20
Sat
5:00 pm Passover Seder
Passover Seder
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visitors Welcome
Apr
26
Fri
7:00 pm Society for Humanistic Judaism 5...
Society for Humanistic Judaism 5...
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Society for Humanistic Judaism, KB’s parent organization is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  There will be a weekend of speakers, workshops, entertainment and celebration.   All are welcome.  More details to follow
May
5
Sun
9:15 am Service, Program, Sunday School,...
Service, Program, Sunday School,...
May 5 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our moving and beautiful Holocaust Memorial Service.  It includes readings, music, and poetry and combines the spirit of resilience and the determination of Never Again.  Our speaker is Jack Trompeter, a holocaust[...]

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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