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

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.

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

Jan
25
Mon
7:30 pm Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Jan 25 @ 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
31
Sun
10:30 am KB Day: KB celebrates Tu B’Shevat
KB Day: KB celebrates Tu B’Shevat
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Join us as our whole community comes together to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees! We’ll begin with a seder recognizing the special qualities and lessons we can learn from different kinds of[...]
Feb
7
Sun
9:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
>  Zoom Live Stream Info
10:30 am Adult Gathering and Service (not...
Adult Gathering and Service (not...
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
RSVP Required by January 25! RSVP at this link. 10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements 11:00 – Service 11:30-12:45 – Program: Virtual Tour of the Tenement Museum During a live, online interactive event, Tenement Museum Educators[...]
Feb
9
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Feb 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[...]
Feb
14
Sun
11:00 am Parent Workshop: Supporting Kids...
Parent Workshop: Supporting Kids...
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come speak with educator and Gateways coach Sarah Kerstein about some of the challenges of remote learning, including how to support kids with difficulty focusing, and how to help them stay on track while working[...]
Feb
17
Wed
7:00 pm B Mitzvah Parent Meeting
B Mitzvah Parent Meeting
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda Welcome & Introductions B Mitzvah Overview – Why do we have cultural B Mitzvahs? Planning Resources Planning Checklist Handbook Liturgy & service examples Speech writing guidelines Logistics: group brainstorm on venues, caterers, and other event[...]
Feb
21
Sun
9:00 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
>  Zoom Live Stream Info
Feb
22
Mon
7:30 pm Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Feb 22 @ 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[...]
Feb
25
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Feb 25 @ 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[...]

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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