Grades 4-7 Parent Meetup
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parent meetups are a chance to connect with other parents of similar-age children, discuss what is working well with the KB virtual programming and what could be improved, and to see what people can offer and what people need during this hard time. A Zoom link will be emailed to class parents the day before the meetup.
Sunday School & Community Gathering: The Resurgence of Yiddish Musical Culture
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

9:00 – Sunday School
Adult Programming
10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements
11:00 – Service
11:30-12:45 – Ashkenaz Rising: The Near Demise and Resurgence of Yiddish Musical Culture

In this multimedia lecture, ethnomusicologist Hankus Netsky examines the factors that led to the near demise of Yiddish musical culture. As a pioneering member of a movement to revive this nearly lost art form, Netsky will present an overview of an amazing four-decades of cultural rekindling, with personal insights about a resurgence that has grown to thousands of participants and fans across the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia.

RSVP to for the Zoom link.

Executive Committee Meeting
Dec 8 @ 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 members.  RSVP for  Zoom link to

Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Dec 11 @ 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 about Shabbat!
To join in, gather candles, candle sticks and matches to light the candles. Challah and grape juice would be great too.
RSVP to for Zoom link and a copy of humanistic blessings.
Chanukah Celebration
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Celebrate the third night of Chanukah with Kahal B’raira! We’ll begin together with a service, candle lighting, and songs. To join in the candle lighting, have your menorah and four candles ready. At 5:30, we’ll open a few breakout rooms with Chanukah crafts and activities geared towards young people (and the young at heart!)
All are welcome, but to help with our planning, advance registration is appreciated:
This meeting will have automatic captions. If you have other accessibility needs, please let us know on the registration form. We will make every effort to accommodate advance requests.
Teen Social Justice Discussion Group
Dec 13 @ 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 it means to be humanistic Jews and activists and learn together about social justice causes. This group is open to KB members and their friends in 6th grade or older.
For Zoom link, please RSVP to
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Dec 17 @ 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 other that will support our learning and current experiences. This is a peer-supported group and not led by an expert on the subject. We are on a learning journey and hope you will join us.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, the group will meet twice per month. You’re welcome to attend one or both of these meetings.

For the Zoom link, please email

Tentative Schedule
October – initial meeting – discussion / introduction initial self-reflection
November – So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
December – Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
January – The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
February – Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?,  by Beverly Daniel Tatum
March – The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
April – The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein [no relation]
May – Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, by Eddie S Glaude, Jr.
June – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

Eighth Night, Eighth Light: Chanukah Celebration with the SHJ
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring the whole family for an international gathering of Humanistic Jewish households, as we light the eighth and final Hanukkah candle together. Also bring your MOST UNUSUAL MENORAH for a competition with prizes for the top three entries—however you define “unusual” (could be unusually rare, unusually beautiful, totally impractical, ridiculously whimsical, etc.). We would also like to hear about your WILDEST LATKE RECIPE, the only criteria being that it has to actually be edible. By humans.

Thursday, December 17 at 8:00pm Eastern

Free and open to all but PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE LINK.

Sunday School
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Gathering and Service: Life and Work of Marc Chagall
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

9:00 – Sunday School
Adult Programming
10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements
11:00 – Service
11:30-12:45 – Program: The Life and Work of Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall: One of the 20th Century’s greatest painters grew up in a poor, Hasidic family in the Russian village of Vitebsk. Rabbi David Berkman, an artist himself before becoming a rabbi, will share with us Chagall’s creative life, explaining how—even though the young artist left behind his formal religious upbringing—his work reveals the font of creativity that emerged from his Jewish roots and culture.

Please join us for all or part of the morning. For the Zoom link, RSVP to