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

Shabbat

Family-Friendly Shabbat Service

Friday, April 23, 5:00-6:00pm

Children, parents and people of all ages, come and welcome Shabbat! Our Music Director, Zach Mayer, will lead us in songs, humanistic blessings, candle lighting, and maybe even a game about Shabbat! To join in, gather candles, candle sticks and matches to light the candles. Challah and grape juice would be great too.

All Activities Are Online   

RSVP info@kahalbraira.org 

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

Apr
13
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Apr
14
Wed
6:30 pm B Mitzvah Meeting
B Mitzvah Meeting
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
B Mitzvah meetings are for young people and adults at any stage of B Mitzvah planning. Frances will meet with the young people while adults meet separately. After introductions and a brief review of the program,[...]
7:00 pm Tradition on The Screen: Diverge...
Tradition on The Screen: Diverge...
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please register here. This course involves screening popular American and Israeli movies in order to study a complex and profound issue in Jewish life today. This issue is the fundamental tension between the lives and[...]
Apr
15
Thu
9:00 am Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Apr 15 @ 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[...]
Apr
18
Sun
11:00 am Teen Social Justice Discussion G...
Teen Social Justice Discussion G...
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Mattie, a KB high school alum, this peer led group will be a space where youth and young adults can discuss together how they are understanding the social issues of their time, what[...]
Apr
21
Wed
7:00 pm Tradition on The Screen: Diverge...
Tradition on The Screen: Diverge...
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please register here. This course involves screening popular American and Israeli movies in order to study a complex and profound issue in Jewish life today. This issue is the fundamental tension between the lives and[...]
Apr
23
Fri
5:00 pm Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children, Parents and People of all ages, come and welcome Shabbat! Our Music Director, Zach Mayer and Youth Coordinator, Frances Lasday, will lead us in songs, humanistic blessings, candle lighting, and maybe even a game[...]
Apr
25
Sun
9:00 am Snow Makeup Day – Adult Gatherin...
Snow Makeup Day – Adult Gatherin...
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
Snow Makeup Day – Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Apr
26
Mon
7:30 pm Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Anti-Racism Book Group (members ...
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
Apr
27
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Apr 27 @ 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[...]

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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