Our Community

  • Kahal B’raira is the creation and continued involvement of our members.
  • Social Action is an integral part of Humanistic Judaism and the life of the Kahal B’raira community. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year for members of all ages and abilities to get involved and make a difference.
  • Community Care Resources provides information and support to members who are dealing with difficult situations such as an illness or injury, the loss of a loved one, or any personal crisis that may arise.
  • Random Fun Events such as KB at Fenway.
  • Music, Middle East Working Group, Brew Club and other ad hoc groups provide additional opportunities to get involved.

Committees / Groups

Kahal B’raira members work together in committees to plan Congregation activities.
Members join a working committee and a holiday committee.
Contact committee chairs to get involved.

Adult Education
Plans adult educational activities separate from Sunday presentations.

Visit our Programs page for more details on adult education at KB.

Audio Visual

Runs and maintains the sound systems used by the congregation


John Lee

Chesed: The Caring Committee
Coordinates information and resources for members with respect to life cycle events of including birth, bar and bat mitzvah, wedding, death, illness, etc.

Visit our Community Care Resources page for more info.


Bambi Good
Babs Moss

Development Fundraising
Coordinates requests for donations, grant writing, fund raising events and other ways to develop financial support for KB.


  • Larry Dieringer
  • Nancy Waters
Executive Committee
Steering and policy committee, including President, President-elect, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and up to three At-Large representatives.
Each holiday celebration is coordinated by a respective holiday committee. Contact the Holiday Coordinator to join a holiday committee.

Visit our Programs page for more information on holiday services at KB.

Holiday Coordinator 

Ellen Forman

List of Holidays

  • Rosh Hashana Evening (Adult)
  • Rosh Hashana Day (Family)
  • Yom Kippur Evening (Adult)
  • Yom Kippur Day (Family)
  • Yom Kippur Mid-Day (Adult)
  • Yom Kippur Family Break-Fast
  • Yom Kippur Adult/Teen Break-Fast
  • Sukkot
  • Chanukah
  • Tu B’Shevat
  • Purim
  • Passover
  • Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Commemoration)
Sets up and cleans up for Sunday meetings.


Judith Adler

Examines and updates holiday services.

Visit our Liturgy page for more details about KB’s liturgy.


Paula Wolk

Addresses recruitment, new member information and functions and integration and related issues.

Visit our Membership page for more information on becoming a member of KB.


Hillary Pizer

Middle East Working Group
Meets for education, discussion, and action for peace and justice in the Middle East.

Visit our Social Action/MEWG page to learn more.


Shari Gelber

Develops, performs and shares our growing musical repertoire.

Visit our Music page for more details about music at KB.

Advertises and promotes congreation to community.


Phil Katz

Jon Levine

Pot Luck
Coordinates pot-luck events.


Ellen Sugarman
Lyla Weinberg
Lynn Fiegenbaum

Plans periodic adult-teen Shabbat services.
Social Action
Focuses on congregation resources on targeted causes through shared information, activism, events and fund-raising.

Visit our Social Action page for details about social action at KB.


Lauren Kopans

Sunday Program

Plans, executes and evaluates Sunday presentations by guests and members over a range of subjects.


Jane Buchbinder

Sunday Services

Develops congregation liturgy for holiday and Sunday Services, and provides a range of opportunities for individual and group expression of personal, community and philosophical ideas.

Visit our Programs page for more information about Sunday School at KB.


Jon Levine
Melinda Rothstein

Winter Weekend

Plans and executes annual Kahal B’raira weekend.