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 first day of the Hebrew month of Elul.  This is seen as a month of preparation for the high holidays.  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 a speaker at each 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.  Pre-registration is required and will be available here soon.

Sep
19
Sat
Rosh Hashanah Family 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 will be online so that everyone may safely attend and we are considering whether there can also be an outdoor in person component.  In either format, it will be 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.  We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us. Pre-registration is required and will be available here soon.

Sep
27
Sun
Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre Service
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yom Kippur – Time to Reflect and Begin Again For A New Year!  Our service will be 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 a speaker at each service make it a deeply meaningful experience.  There will be an opportunity to acknowledge yartzeits (memorials).

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.  Pre-registration is required and will be available here soon.

Sep
28
Mon
Yom Kippur Family 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 but we welcome all ages and it will be meaningful for all.  Our service will be online so that everyone may safely attend and we are considering whether there can also be an outdoor in person component.  In either format, it will be 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.  We warmly welcome you to celebrate with us. Pre-registration is required and will be available here soon.

Break Fast Concluding Service
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Yom Kippur is a day of reflection and renewal.  This short service will lead us to conclude this 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 or to enjoy after the service.   The service includes blessing over the bread and wine.  RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org for the zoom link.