Kahal B’raira is a warm and welcoming community of choice.
We include families and individuals raised in traditional Jewish congregations, those with little or no Jewish background, and spouses and children of all cultures, races, faiths, and nationalities.

Join Kahal B’raira

We celebrate Jewish history and culture, learn new things about ourselves and the world, build lasting friendships, and promote a caring network of support.

2022-23 Membership Renewal Coming Soon.

Kahal B’raira Offers:

  • A multigenerational, active congregation affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
  • An excellent Sunday School program focused on Jewish history and modern ethics education.
  • B’nai Mitzvah resources and support to create a personal and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
  • A post-B’nai Mitzvah Teen Club, trip to HuJews Youth Conclave, and opportunities for teens to serve as Sunday school aides.
  • Adult Education programs.
  • Social Action opportunities for children, teens, and adults.
  • Meaningful, humanistic celebrations of Jewish holidays.

Membership Dues / Tuition
September 2022 – August 2023

Early Bird Discount Before Sept. 30 2022-23 Full Dues
Individual Membership $998 $1,028
Household Membership $1,709 $1,749
Intro/
35 & Under
$276 $286
Pre-K – 10 Tuition $935 $965
Youth Group $379 $394

Prorated Dues for New Members

  • People joining for the first time after January 1 may pay three-quarters of the annual membership fee and tuition.
  • People joining for the first time after March 1 may pay one-half of the annual membership fee and school tuition.
  • People joining for the first time after June 1 may pay early bird dues credited to the next membership year, which begins in September.

Reduced Fees

  • When needed, ask, in complete confidence, for reduced membership dues/tuition.
  • To do so, please contact our treasurer, Lee Feigenbaum, at lee@thefigtrees.net.

Installment Plans

  • When registering, you may choose to pay fees in quarterly or monthly installments.

Introductory 35 & Under Membership

Young Adult Membership $286
  • Anyone 35 years of age or less qualifies.
  • If multiple adults live in a household and they are all under 35, they qualify for the couple rate.
  • When you reach 36 years of age or after five years of this introductory membership, whichever comes first, we ask that you convert to standard membership rates.
  • If you want to enroll children in KB children’s programs (Sunday school, Teen Club, Youth Group or working as an aide in our school) you must pay full membership fees.

About Our Members

  • As the only congregation of Humanistic Judaism in the region, Kahal B’raira attracts a diverse membership from across Massachusetts and beyond.
  • We are a welcoming community with members of all ages, both individuals and families, including GLBT, interfaith and intercultural families.
  • Our members may be atheists, agnostics, ignostics, or theists who join together to celebrate Judaism in a secular community.
  • Few of us have grown up as Humanistic Jews; most have been searching, maybe without realizing it, for something that we didn’t know existed until we found Kahal B’raira.
  • Many of our members say that finding Kahal B’raira is like coming home to a place where we can fully participate despite our varied backgrounds and beliefs.

Why Kahal B’raira?

Let Our Members Tell You

When I first came to KB I was drawn in by the warmth of the people there.

I was also moved by the words of the services, e.g., "My light is in me. My hope is in me. My strength is in me, and, in you."

At times I am so touched by the words and the warmth, I have tears in my eyes.

Growing up in KB I always associated Judaism with a warm, supportive community.

I connected with my classmates in Sunday School and have stayed close with my classmates through the youth group since leaving for college.

I carry this solid foundation of Judaism with me and know I will always be welcomed back.

KB has been a very special warm and embracing home for me and my whole family.

It's place where what's most meaningful to me about Judaism, our history, traditions, culture, and passion for social justice, has been celebrated.

For me, KB continues to be a home and an adopted family of warm loving friends.

Most of all, it was the KB members themselves who welcomed this newcomer with open arms.

KB has a big tent and no one need flash their 'Jewish Credentials' to gain admission.

Simply the desire to join and holding our shared beliefs are enough.

When I came to KB, I immediately knew I was in the right place for me.

I felt like I had come home — even though I had never had such a home before!

When I first came to KB I was drawn in by the warmth of the people there.

I was also moved by the words of the services, e.g., "My light is in me. My hope is in me. My strength is in me, and, in you."

At times I am so touched by the words and the warmth, I have tears in my eyes.

Growing up in KB I always associated Judaism with a warm, supportive community.

I connected with my classmates in Sunday School and have stayed close with my classmates through the youth group since leaving for college.

I carry this solid foundation of Judaism with me and know I will always be welcomed back.

KB has been a very special warm and embracing home for me and my whole family.

It's place where what's most meaningful to me about Judaism, our history, traditions, culture, and passion for social justice, has been celebrated.

For me, KB continues to be a home and an adopted family of warm loving friends.

Most of all, it was the KB members themselves who welcomed this newcomer with open arms.

KB has a big tent and no one need flash their 'Jewish Credentials' to gain admission.

Simply the desire to join and holding our shared beliefs are enough.

When I came to KB, I immediately knew I was in the right place for me.

I felt like I had come home — even though I had never had such a home before!