May
24
Mon
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
May 24 @ 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

May
25
Tue
Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Youth at KB and Beyond
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join KB members Rina and Siobhán Mazor for a help info session and Q&A about supporting trans youth in today’s climate. Siobhán (she/her) is a “late-bloomer” trans woman who began her journey of self-discovery at age 29. Her wife Rina (she/her) is the parent of a trans son who began transitioning in kindergarten. They are fierce advocates for and educators about the trans community and will present ways to support trans youth and answer questions you may have about what it means to be an ally to this vulnerable community.

Please register here for the Zoom link. Questions? Email Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org.

Jun
4
Fri
Family-friendly Shabbat Service
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children, parents and people of all ages, come and welcome Shabbat! Popular with kids and adults alike, our musical Shabbat services are filled with opportunities to sing, dance, and connect with community, as we think together about what we’ve appreciated this past month and how we can help spread joy in the world!
To join in, gather candles, candle sticks and matches to light the candles. Challah and grape juice would be great too.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92438039826
Meeting ID: 924 3803 9826
Dial by your location: 929-205-6099

 

Jun
6
Sun
Sunday School
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Gathering – Chagigah
Jun 6 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am

For our final community gathering of the year, adults and kids will come together for a celebration of learning, featuring a service and Stump the Adults trivia game. For more info and a zoom link so you can participate, please email Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org 

Approximate Schedule

9:00-9:40 – Students and parents in classes
9:45-10:20 – Whole community chagigah (celebration of learning), featuring Sunday School superlatives and stump the adults trivia
10:20-10:35 – Service (no lifecycle events at this service, but people will have the opportunity to share at our Friday evening service on 6/4.)
10:35 – 10:50 – Schmooze
10:50-11:15 – Announcements & Appreciations

Jun
8
Tue
Executive Committee Meeting
Jun 8 @ 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

Jun
11
Fri
Anti-Racism Book Group (members only)
Jun 11 @ 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

Jun
12
Sat
Volunteer at Gaining Ground
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Gaining Ground, the beloved farm we have been going to for many years, is back open for volunteers! Lauren Kopans has reserved Saturday, June 12, from 9-10:30, for a group. Up to 12 people can join, ages five and up. Wheelchair accessible. Please email Lauren if you’d like to volunteer. Spaces will be available on a first-come first serve basis.

Jun
13
Sun
Teen Social Justice Discussion Group
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Mattie, a KB high school alum, this peer led group will be a space where youth and young adults can discuss together how they are understanding the social issues of their time, what it means to be humanistic Jews and activists and learn together about social justice causes. This group is open to KB members and their friends in 6th grade or older.
For Zoom link, please RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org.
Teen Social Justice Discussion Group
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Mattie, a KB high school alum, this peer led group will be a space where youth and young adults can discuss together how they are understanding the social issues of their time, what it means to be humanistic Jews and activists and learn together about social justice causes. This group is open to KB members and their friends in 6th grade or older.
For Zoom link, please RSVP to info@kahalbraira.org.