Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

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

Sunday, March 1st – Program:

Lillian Wald, America’s Great Health Care
and Social Reformer

Sunday, March 15th – Celebrate Purim

Sunday, April 5th – Open House

Visit Classrooms, Adult Service,
Live Theatre Performance

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

Mar
1
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM and SU...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM and SU...
Mar 1 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Lillian Wald, America’s Great Health Care and Social Reformer, founded the Henry Street Settlement House in the Lower East Side, one of the first settlement houses in the country. Babson College Professor, Marjorie Feld, author of[...]
Mar
10
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Mar 10 @ 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
15
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Celeb...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Celeb...
Mar 15 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Our congregation wide book selection for this year is Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language by Eva Hoffman.  On this day, we will break into discussion groups about the book.  You are welcome to participate[...]
Apr
5
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Live ...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Live ...
Apr 5 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Judith Kalaora, from History at Play, will perform a one woman show about Hedy Lamar http://historyatplay.com/  You may know that Hedy Lamar was a Hollywood starlet but did you know that she was also an[...]
Apr
11
Sat
5:00 pm Passover Seder
Passover Seder
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Community Seder includes a reading of our Humanistic Haggadah, lots of singing and a Passover meal.  All ages are welcome.  Held at the Wellesley Community Center, Wellesley, MA   Registration will be available in[...]
Apr
14
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Apr 14 @ 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
28
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
Apr 28 @ 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[...]
May
3
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Holoc...
ADULT SERVICE and PROGRAM (Holoc...
May 3 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
It is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust remembrance day.   Our beautiful service and program capture the spirit of Never Again and human resiliency.  The speaker is Eva Paddock, KB member who left Germany on the Kinder Transport.
May
12
Tue
7:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Meeting
May 12 @ 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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