Jul
26
Mon
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Jul 26 @ 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 info@kahalbraira.org.

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 – Movies: 13th and Selma
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, July, and August – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

Aug
10
Tue
Executive Committee Meeting
Aug 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 members.  RSVP for  Zoom link to info@kahalbraira.org

Aug
23
Mon
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Aug 23 @ 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 info@kahalbraira.org.

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 – Movies: 13th and Selma
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, July, and August – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

Aug
27
Fri
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Aug 27 @ 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 info@kahalbraira.org.

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 – Movies: 13th and Selma
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, July, and August – Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

Sep
6
Mon
Rosh Hashanah Service
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year!  Our service will be hybrid or online so that everyone may safely attend. It will be joyous and filled with music. Our humanistic liturgy and our member reflection 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.  Registration coming soon.

Sep
7
Tue
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year! Our service will be hybrid or online so that everyone may safely attend.  It will be joyous and filled with music. Our humanistic liturgy and our member reflection 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. Registration coming soon.

Sep
15
Wed
Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Yom Kippur – Time to Reflect and Begin Again For A New Year!  Our service will be hybrid or online so that everyone may safely attend.  It will be filled with music.  Hear the ancient song Kol Nidre chanted and as an instrumental.   Our humanistic liturgy and our member reflection will make this a very 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.

There is a memorial section of this service and the names of departed loved ones will be honored by being scrolled on the screen.  In the weeks before the service, you will be invited to submit names whether or not you are attending that service.

 

Sep
16
Thu
Yom Kippur Morning Service
Sep 16 @ 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 reflection by a KB member.  We have a refreshing view of Jewish tradition and we do it in a way that is accessible to all. We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us. Registration coming soon.

Yom Kippur Mid-Day Service
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Yom Kippur is a day for reflection and thought.   Join us on Zoom for our mid-day service with singing and thoughtful humanistic liturgy.  All of the songs are niggunim (wordless melodies) which are easy to sing and give a contemplative mood. Registration coming soon.

 

 

Break Fast Concluding Service
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Conclude Yom Kippur, our day of reflection and renewal.  In this short Zoom service, we conclude our special day by committing ourselves to a better year and a better world. Hear the blast of the shofar, one more time, as a symbol of our commitment to change in the year ahead.  If you like, prepare a meal before hand to break your fast after the service.   The service includes blessing over the bread and wine. Registration coming soon.