Jul
19
Sun
KB Summer Picnic Virually!
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an hour of fun activities with fun people from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.   It will be family friendly with something to appeal to all ages.  Lots of activities to choose from including games, share your silly hidden talent, show-off youfavorite collection, join a dance party, or just hang out and chat.

KB members will receive the Zoom link to participate.  Visitors are very welcome too but must RSVP for information and the link.

Help us choose the activities – fill out the survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqP3jgwMFxjAiT8qGTS1pPTpZPTbJJkRfmB86e-z8vITL2Bg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Jul
26
Sun
Parent Meet Up: Raising Anti-Racist Children
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Raising Anti-Racist Children: An opportunity to share reflections, challenges, and hopes with other KB parents”.  Join a supportive group of parents talking about this important topic at one of our Parent Meet Ups, 10 – 11:00 am.  Discussion will be led by our Education Director, Sophia Brion-Meisels and Sunday School Teacher, Gretchen Brion-Meisels.

Sophia Brion-Meisels, LICSW is Director, Trinity@McCormack, a program in the Boston Public Schools for youth who have faced complex trauma.  Gretchen Brion-Meisels is a lecturer in the Prevention Science and Practice Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“I Have A Message For You” Movie Discussion
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

I Have a Message for You By Matan Rochlitz.   In this 13 minute Emmy-nominated film, a woman’s harrowing journey of surviving the Holocaust stuns both for the creativity of its visual approach and for the unusual combination of tragedy, beauty and catharsis.  Watch the film anytime in advance and join the discussion from 8 – 9 pm.  We will provide guiding questions to launch our small groups into rich discussion.

This is part of a 3 part series, again on August 9 & 23.  Each time we view (in advance) another short documentary, often Emmy and Oscar nominated—from the New York Times site and then meet for discussion.

To view these Op-Docs, go to the link below and scroll down until you find the titles that we’ll be discussing. (The other 12 Op-Docs listed on this page are also well worth viewing!) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/opinion/coronavirus-documentaries-streaming.html

 

 

Aug
7
Fri
Family Friendly Shabbat For All
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Shabbat in a family friendly way that will be enjoyable for all ages.  We sing, recite the humanistic blessings for shabbat, learn something new, play a game and get to connect.  Led by our Music Director, Zach Mayer and our Youth Program leader, Frances Lasday.  KB members will receive the Zoom link.  Visitors are very welcome, RSVP for link to info@kahalbraira.org

Aug
9
Sun
“My Enemy, My Brother” Movie Discussion
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

My Enemy, My Brother By Ann Shin

Against the backdrop of the Iraq war, the story of Najah Aboud and Zahed Haftlang is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders in this Oscar-shortlisted film. Watch this 9 min film anytime in advance and join the discussion from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.  We will provide guiding questions to launch our small groups into rich discussion.

This is part 2 of a 3 part series, ending on August 23.  Each time we view (in advance) a short documentary, often Emmy and Oscar nominated—from the New York Times site and then meet for discussion.

To view these Op-Docs, go to the link below and scroll down until you find the titles that we’ll be discussing. (The other 12 Op-Docs listed on this page are also well worth viewing!) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/opinion/coronavirus-documentaries-streaming.html

Aug
21
Fri
Celebrate Shabbat – Getting ready for high holidays
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate Shabbat.   We will be led by our music director, Zach Mayer, and Gladys Maged and Alana Eichner.  It is the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul which precedes Rosh Hashanah.  In this shabbat celebration, we will sing original and traditional melodies for the New Year’s holidays.  We will begin to think about how to make the upcoming period of reflection most meaningful for each of us. Spoiler alert: We will hear the blast of the shofar to open the holiday season.   RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org for Zoom link.

Aug
23
Sun
“Shlomo” Movie Discussion
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Slomo By Josh Izenberg

The only thing Slomo loves more than being in the zone is talking about the zone, a realm of pure subjectivity and connectedness that he achieves through skating.  Watch this 16 minute film anytime in advance and join the discussion from 8:00 – 9:00 pm.  We will provide guiding questions to launch our small groups into rich discussion.

This is part 3 of our series.  View (in advance) this documentary —from the New York Times site and then meet for discussion.

To view these Op-Docs, go to the link below and scroll down until you find the titles that we’ll be discussing. (The other 12 Op-Docs listed on this page are also well worth viewing!) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/opinion/coronavirus-documentaries-streaming.html

Sep
18
Fri
Rosh Hashanah Service
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year!  Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend.  It will be joyous and filled with music.  Our humanistic liturgy, and our speaker, KB member, Jamie Wilson, will make it a meaningful experience.  If you have a long Jewish tradition you will find our service to be a refreshing alternative.  If you are new to Jewish tradition, you will find this service very accessible.  All are welcome.  Register HERE.

Sep
19
Sat
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year!  This service is family friendly but we welcome all ages and it will be meaningful for all.   Our service is filled with music and meaningful ideas.  We have a refreshing view of Jewish tradition and we do it in a way that is accessible to all. Our speaker, KB member, Staci Rubin will share reflections.  There will be a short separate service for children 6 & under, in a separate Zoom room, as part of this service. We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us online. Register HERE.

Tashlich Ceremony
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Tashlich is a ceremony performed on Rosh Hashanah.  Traditionally, Jews casts off their sins into a body of flowing water.  In Jewish Humanism, we use the ceremony to let go of thoughts, feelings and behaviors so we can move forward into the new year.  We will provide the ceremony and instructions for you to use at in person ceremonies in various locations.  More information will be available here soon or info@kahalbraira.org.  Here is a link with creative Tashlich ideas:  https://www.jewishboston.com/do-it-yourself-tashlich/