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

Managing Director Postion

We are looking for a new Managing Director 

All Activities Are Online  

Friday, August 7, 5:00 pm

  Celebrate Shabbat 

Family Friendly Singing and Learning For All Ages 

Sundays, August 9, & 23, 8:00 pm

Short Documentaries and Discussion 

Emmy and Oscar Nominated from New York Times 

 

Friday, August 21, 7:00 pm

  Celebrate Shabbat 

Singing, Celebrating, Preparing For the Days Of Reflection 

See Calendar For Details

All Are Welcome – RSVP info@kahalbraira.org

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

Aug
7
Fri
5:00 pm Family Friendly Shabbat For All
Family Friendly Shabbat For All
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrate Shabbat in a family friendly way that will be enjoyable for all ages.  We sing, recite the humanistic blessings for shabbat, learn something new, play a game and get to connect.  Led by our[...]
Aug
9
Sun
8:00 pm “My Enemy, My Brother” Movie Dis...
“My Enemy, My Brother” Movie Dis...
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Enemy, My Brother By Ann Shin Against the backdrop of the Iraq war, the story of Najah Aboud and Zahed Haftlang is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders in this Oscar-shortlisted film. Watch[...]
Aug
21
Fri
7:00 pm Celebrate Shabbat – Getting read...
Celebrate Shabbat – Getting read...
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate Shabbat.   We will be led by our music director, Zach Mayer, and Gladys Maged and Alana Eichner.  It is the first day of the Hebrew month of Elul.  This is seen as a[...]
Aug
23
Sun
8:00 pm “Shlomo” Movie Discussion
“Shlomo” Movie Discussion
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slomo By Josh Izenberg The only thing Slomo loves more than being in the zone is talking about the zone, a realm of pure subjectivity and connectedness that he achieves through skating.  Watch this 16 minute[...]
Sep
18
Fri
7:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Service
Rosh Hashanah Service
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year!  Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend.  It will be joyous and filled with music.  Our humanistic liturgy, and a speaker at each[...]
Sep
19
Sat
10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year!  This service is family friendly but we welcome all ages and it will be meaningful for all.  Our service will be online so that everyone may safely[...]
Sep
27
Sun
7:00 pm Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Yom Kippur – Time to Reflect and Begin Again For A New Year!  Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend.  It will be filled with music.  Hear the ancient song Kol Nidre[...]
Sep
28
Mon
10:00 am Yom Kippur Family Service
Yom Kippur Family Service
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yom Kippur – We reflect on the year past and the year ahead.  This service is family friendly but we welcome all ages and it will be meaningful for all.  Our service will be online[...]
5:00 pm Break Fast Concluding Service
Break Fast Concluding Service
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Yom Kippur is a day of reflection and renewal.  This short service will lead us to conclude this special day by committing ourselves to a better year and a better world.  Hear the blast of[...]

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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