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

upcoming events

All Activities Are Online  

Trying to attend Holiday Services and experiencing technical difficulties? Email  administrator@kahalbraira.org.  We will do our best to help you. 

September 18 & 19 Rosh Hashanah

  September 27 & 28 Yom Kippur  

Adult and Children’s Services 

Full Holiday Details HERE

Register HERE 

 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

Sep
27
Sun
7:30 pm Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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 Morning Service
Yom Kippur Morning 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, and meaningful for all ages.  It is filled with music and meaningful ideas and a short talk[...]
12:00 pm Yom Kippur Mid-Day Service
Yom Kippur Mid-Day Service
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Yom Kippur is a day for reflection and thought.   Join us for our mid-day service with singing and thoughtful humanistic liturgy.  All of the songs are niggunim (wordless melodies) which are easy to sing[...]
5:00 pm Break Fast Concluding Service
Break Fast Concluding Service
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Conclude Yom Kippur, our day of reflection and renewal.  In this short service, we conclude our special day by committing ourselves to a better year and a better world.  Hear the blast of the shofar,[...]
Oct
4
Sun
9:00 am Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Oct
25
Sun
9:00 am Sunday School and Adult Service ...
Sunday School and Adult Service ...
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What has it meant to be Jewish in a nation preoccupied with the categories of black and white? Join historian Eric Goldstein, author of The Price of Whiteness, as he shares an overview of the uneasy[...]
Nov
8
Sun
9:00 am Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Nov
22
Sun
9:00 am Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Dec
6
Sun
9:00 am Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Adult Gathering and Service & Su...
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Dec
12
Sat
5:00 pm Chanukah Celebration
Chanukah Celebration
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chanukah Celebration

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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