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

People celebrating Chanukah

All Activities Are Online   

RSVP info@kahalbraira.org 

Community Gathering: MLK Day Program

Sunday, January 17, 10:30am-12:45pm

Tu B’Shevat Celebration at KB Day!

Sunday, January 31, 10:30am 

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.

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.

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.

46 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
27
Sat
6:00 pm Purim Havdalah
Purim Havdalah
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In lieu of our Purim carnival, Join Zach and Lidia for a musical, Purim themed havdalah service! We’ll make masks to celebrate the silliness of Purim, and Zach will tell the Purim story. To participate,[...]
Feb
28
Sun
10:30 am Adult Gathering and Service (KB ...
Adult Gathering and Service (KB ...
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements 11:00 – Service 11:30-12:45 – The Extraordinary Voyages of the Yiddish Jules Verne, with Sebastian Schulman Whether it was on the Lower East Side of New York or in the[...]
Mar
9
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Mar 9 @ 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
12
Fri
7:30 pm Shabbat Celebration – Jewish Div...
Shabbat Celebration – Jewish Div...
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shabbat Celebration - Jewish Diversity in Community
Join Kahal B’raira and Rabbi Adam Chalom to celebrate Shabbat together! Register here: https://iishj.org/rediscovering_jewish_diversity/ Jewish Diversity in Community What ties together Jews with roots in Russia, Syria, Azerbaijan and Ethiopia? How can we create one[...]
Mar
13
Sat
9:00 am Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity - Session 1
The real Jewish experience is more diverse than we ever imagined. How can the histories of diverse Jewish communities transform the Jewish present? Join Kahal B’raira and Rabbi Adam Chalom to learn and to grow![...]
2:00 pm Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity - Session 2
The real Jewish experience is more diverse than we ever imagined. How can the histories of diverse Jewish communities transform the Jewish present? Join Kahal B’raira and Rabbi Adam Chalom to learn and to grow![...]
Mar
14
Sun
9:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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9:30 am Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity –...
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Rediscovering Jewish Diversity - Session 3
The real Jewish experience is more diverse than we ever imagined. How can the histories of diverse Jewish communities transform the Jewish present? Join Kahal B’raira and Rabbi Adam Chalom to learn and to grow![...]
Mar
18
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Mar 18 @ 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[...]
Mar
21
Sun
7:00 pm Yom Hashoah Speaker
Yom Hashoah Speaker
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Details to come.

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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