May 1, 2022 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
via Zoom

Join Kahal B’raira for a Community Gathering, featuring a service, time to schmooze, and and various workshops.

9:30 – Singing, Blessings, Service
10:10 – Schmooze & Snacks Outside! You are encouraged to bring homemade snacks! Fayerweather is a nut-free space
10:30 -Workshops

  • Singing and dancing with Zach, all ages, in-person
    Join our music director Zach Mayer for a workshop in new Jewish songs and old Jewish dances, designed to get people singing and moving together in a casual and fun way. After spending the past two years on a screen, it’s time to get up and dance! All are welcome. No musical knowledge or dance experience necessary.
  • Mezuzah Craft Workshop (all ages, in-person)
    What is a Humanistic Mezuzah and why does it lean? Adults, teens and kids are welcome to stop by and find out while we make personalized mezuzot from wood or LEGOs. Lots of inspiring supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own including a poem, quote, photo, or drawing that you might want to place inside. Donations of LEGOs would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have a unique one you’d like to share, please bring it as we will also have a small display.
  • Concerned about Climate Change? Come Learn & Take Action! (ages 5 to 105, in-person)
    Come learn and take action!  Nili Pearlmutter, Bambi Good, and some of our tremendous teens will be leading a session.  While Bambi and the teens read age appropriate environmental books with the children, Nili will lead adults in a short, informative session about a cimate action organization called Mothers Out Front and their current Massachusetts campaign.  Then adults and children will work together to create cards and letters for our legislators.
  • Discussion of the film Ida  (adults and teen, Zoom)
    Join KB Co-President Nancy Waters for a discussion of the movie Ida (2013) by Pawel Pawlikoski, which was the first Polish film to win an Academy Award. You can read about the movie here, and watch a trailer here.

    Please watch the movie prior to KB Day. It is available through multiple streaming services, some free:

    Amazon Prime Members: Free
    Kanopy: Free with a library card
    Tubi: Free (although probably with ads)
    Amazon non-Prime: $2.99 to rent
    YouTube: $2.99 to rent

    This discussion will be on Zoom. If you’re at Fayerweather, please feel free to bring a device and find a quiet corner of the join the call.

  • New & Newish Members Club –Ideas of Humanistic Judaism
    We will watch a short video: Video “A Universe Not Made For Us” Carl Sagan

    Then we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about Humanistic Judaism:
    1. What is Secular Humanistic Judaism?
    2. How can someone be Jewish without believing in God?
    3. Why is Humanistic Judaism a separate movement?
    4. Is Humanistic Judaism a religion?

    Come with your ideas and questions! This meeting is open to anyone who feels new to KB.


11:45 Closing Activity and Song

The service will be livestreamed, and there will be in-person or Zoom options for the workshop. For more information, please email Lidia at info@kahalbraira.org.