Tashlich is a ceremony performed on Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, Jews casts off their sins into a body of flowing water. In Jewish Humanism, we use the ceremony to let go of thoughts, feelings and behaviors so we can move forward into the new year. We will provide the ceremony and instructions for you to use at in person ceremonies in various locations. More information will be available here soon or email@example.com. Here is a link with creative Tashlich ideas: https://www.jewishboston.com/do-it-yourself-tashlich/
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 speaker, David Meshoulam, 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. Register HERE.
There is a memorial section of this service and the names of departed loved ones will be honored by being scrolled on the screen. Please submit names HERE. You are welcome to submit names whether or not you are attending that service.
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 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.
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.
Welcome back! Join us for the start of a new year.
Please join us for an open house, for people to learn more about Humanistic Judaism and Kahal B’raira. For Zoom info, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
9:00 – Sunday School
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org