Sep
28
Mon
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 by Gretchen Brion-Meisels, KB member and part of our Sunday school faculty.  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. Register HERE.

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 and give a contemplative mood.   KB Member, Josh Katofsky, will share reflections followed by discussion. Register HERE.

 

 

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, 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. Register HERE.

Oct
4
Sun
Adult Gathering and Service & Sunday School
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome back! Join us for the start of a new year.

Oct
8
Thu
Open House: Humanistic Judaism 101
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for an open house, for people to learn more about Humanistic Judaism and Kahal B’raira. For Zoom info, RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org.

Oct
25
Sun
Sunday School and Adult Service & Gathering: Price of Whiteness
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 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 place Jews have held in America’s racial culture. Dr. Goldstein will trace the often tumultuous encounter with race, from the 1870s through to WWII, when Jews became vested as part of America’s white mainstream. He will also discuss how these issues have shaped the relationship between Jews and African Americans, from the 19th century through contemporary movements for racial justice. A Q & A with Dr. Goldstein will follow his talk.

Professor Goldstein is the author of The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity

 

Nov
8
Sun
Sunday School & Adult Service and Gathering: Harnessing the Benefits of Behavioral Science in a Challenging Time
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

9:00 – Sunday School
Adult Programming
10:30 – Schmooze & Announcements
11:00 – Service
11:30-12:45 – Harnessing the Benefits of Behavioral Science in a Challenging Time, with Nurit Nobel
30-40 minute talk, followed by a 30-45 minute Q and A

As an Israeli PhD researcher in Economic Psychology at Stockholm School of Economics and the CEO and co-founder of Impactually, a behavioral science consultancy, Nurit Nobel aims to improve people’s health, wellbeing, and finances. Join us as she speaks with us about how behavioral insights can be used to nudge each of us, during a challenging time, into living more deliberately in accordance with our highest values.

Visitors are always welcome! For Zoom information, please RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org.

Nov
10
Tue
Executive Committee Meeting
Nov 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

Nov
13
Fri
Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Nov 13 @ 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 info@kahalbraira.org for Zoom link and a copy of humanistic blessings.
Nov
19
Thu
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Nov 19 @ 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 – 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