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.

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High Holidays 2021/5782!

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Rosh Hashanah: Mon. September 6 & Tue. September 7
Erev Rosh Hashanah: 9/6, 7:30-9:00pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning: 9/7, 10:00-11:00am

Yom Kippur: Wed. September 15 & Thu. September 16
Kol Nidre: 9/15, 7:30-9:00pm
Morning Service: 9/16, 10:00-11:00am
Afternoon Service: 9/16, 1:00-2:30pm (note the time change)
Concluding Service: 9/16, 5:00-5:45pm

Our High Holiday services are joyous and filled with music. If you have a long Jewish tradition you will find our services to be a refreshing alternative to traditional liturgy.  If you are new to Jewish tradition, you will find this service very accessible.  All are welcome.

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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

Sep
23
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep
27
Mon
7:30 pm Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Sep
30
Thu
7:15 pm American Jews and Racial Justice...
American Jews and Racial Justice...
Sep 30 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Sponsored by Hebrew College and hosted by the Cambridge Collaborative: Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul and Kahal B’raira. Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 pm, 10 Sessions Location: Zoom Cost: $180; some financial aid available Register: https://tinyurl.com/ja4h8pk2 Part[...]
Oct
3
Sun
9:15 am Community Gathering
Community Gathering
Oct 3 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join Kahal B’raira for a Community Gathering, featuring a service, time to schmooze, and an educational or cultural program. Details to follow. Community Gatherings will be hybrid, with in-person and streaming options. For more information,[...]
9:30 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Our Sunday school curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, ethics, history, and culture. We welcome students and families from all backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, interfaith, and intercultural families. Visitors are welcome! For more info, please email Sophia Brion-Meisels, our school director,[...]
Oct
13
Wed
7:00 pm The Diverse Cultures of Contempo...
The Diverse Cultures of Contempo...
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by Hebrew College and hosted by the Cambridge Collaborative: Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul and Kahal B’raira. Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm Dates: October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15, 22[...]
Oct
17
Sun
9:15 am Community Gathering
Community Gathering
Oct 17 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join Kahal B’raira for a Community Gathering, featuring a service, time to schmooze, and an educational or cultural program. Details to follow. Community Gatherings will be hybrid, with in-person and streaming options. For more information,[...]
9:30 am Sunday School
Sunday School
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Our Sunday school curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, ethics, history, and culture. We welcome students and families from all backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, interfaith, and intercultural families. Visitors are welcome! For more info, please email Sophia Brion-Meisels, our school director,[...]
Oct
20
Wed
7:00 pm The Diverse Cultures of Contempo...
The Diverse Cultures of Contempo...
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by Hebrew College and hosted by the Cambridge Collaborative: Congregation Eitz Chayim, Tremont Street Shul and Kahal B’raira. Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm Dates: October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15, 22[...]
Oct
21
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Oct 21 @ 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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