Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Jun 20 @ 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 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 Melinda Rothstein, or Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org

Tentative Schedule

  • Four Hundred Souls – Part One (Introduction & 1619-1659 & Poem); page xiii – p 35
  • The Book of Unknown Americans (fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Two (1659-1699 & Poem); pages 40-69
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (non-fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Three (1699-1739 & Poem); pages 73-108
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, parts 1-3 (memoir, non-fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Four (1739-1779 & Poem); pages 111-145
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, parts 4-7 (memoir, non-fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Five (1779-1819 & Poem); pages 149-184
  • Minor Feelings (memoir)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Six (1819-1859 & Poem); pages 187-221
  • The Night Watchman (fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Seven (1859-1864 & Poem); pages 225-263
  • The Cooking Gene (memoir, non-fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Eight (1899-1939 & Poem); pages 267-304
  • Interior Chinatown (fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Nine (1939-1979 & Poem); pages 307-347
  • The Vanishing Half (fiction)
  • Four Hundred Souls – Part Ten (1979-2019 & Poem & Conclusion); pages 351-392
  • Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow (non-fiction)
Musical Picnic & Open House
Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join music director Zach Mayer for some music and singing before he leaves for his year long sabbatical in Israel! We’ll hear some of our favorite KB tunes and learn some new ones, before enjoying a BYO picnic lunch together. There will also be an info session and Q&A for prospective members, and an opportunity to tour our Sunday school and community gathering space.

RSVPs are helpful but not required. Please RSVP to Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org.

Summer Picnic at Larz Anderson
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us next month for our popular summer gathering at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline! Great socializing, playing, and BYO lunch for all ages. Visitors are welcome. We have a reserved picnic area with tables, shelter from the sun, and bathrooms.

For more info, please email Lidia at Info@kahalbraira.org.

Executive Committee Meeting
Jul 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 members. For the Zoom link, please email Lidia at l.pruente@kahalbraira.org.