Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

Sunday Services are Cancelled 1/20/19

In Hebrew, Kahal B’raira means “Community of Choice.” Our name emphasizes our belief that we are responsible for our choices and answer to one another and ourselves.

Upcoming & Noteworthy

Service, Program, Sunday School 

Sunday, March 31, 9:15 am 

Program: Staged Reading of “To Fill” 

Service at 10:30 am, Program at 11:00 am

Sunday, April 7, 9:15 am 

Open House – Join us for a KB morning 

Visit Classrooms and Meet Teachers

Attend Adult Service and Program 

  Program:  The Boycott, Sanction and Divestment Movement 

Passover Seder

 Humanistic Story of Passover

Enjoy songs, rituals and holiday dinner

All Welcome – Registration Required

Information/Questions  Info@kahalbraira.org   

Welcome to Kahal B’raira

A Congregation for Humanistic Judaism offering non-theistic celebrations of Jewish holidays and life-cycle events and a love of Jewish heritage

Visit Kahal B'raira

This is a community of about 150 adults and 50 children that cares deeply for one another and the world.

Holiday Celebrations

We celebrate the major Jewish holidays with readings, music, reflections, and holiday specific activities.

Children & Families

We offer age-appropriate classes covering Jewish history, traditions, literature, ethics, and music.

Our Congregation

We foster a positive Jewish identity, intellectual integrity, and ethical behavior within our community

Humanistic Judaism

Finding inspiration from Jewish history and culture in pursuing personal goals and striving for social justice.

Adult Programs

We hold Sunday meetings 15 times throughout the year from 9:10 a.m. until noon. Adult Education activities are scheduled periodically. Adult/Teen Potlucks on Saturday nights are held in members’ homes.

Community

Members work together in committees to shape and plan Congregation activities. Members join a working committee and a holiday committee.

43 Years as Greater Boston's congregation for Humanistic Judaism – est. 1975

150 Members and welcoming all who identify with the history and culture of the Jewish people

Providing a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish Life every day of the year

Mar
31
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
Mar 31 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a staged reading, along with musical accompaniment, of “To Fill”-a fictional short story about the intimate and intergenerational effects of the Holocaust upon a family. Written by Jane Buchbinder, “To Fill” will[...]
Apr
7
Sun
7:30 am KB BLOOD DRIVE
KB BLOOD DRIVE
Apr 7 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
MGH Blood Drive It takes 15 – 20 minutes and you get a free t-shirt Donate blood and save lives For more info or to sign up, info@kahalbraira
Apr
20
Sat
5:00 pm PASSOVER SEDER
PASSOVER SEDER
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Read the Humanistic story of Passover, perform the ceremonies, sing and enjoy a holiday meal in a friendly community setting.  Appropriate for all ages and all levels of Jewish experience.  Advance registration is required.  Register HERE.[...]
Apr
26
Fri
7:00 pm SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM 5...
SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM 5...
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm
The Society for Humanistic Judaism, KB’s parent organization is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  There will be a weekend of speakers, workshops, entertainment and celebration.   All are welcome. For more information and registration click HERE.
May
5
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
May 5 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our moving and beautiful Holocaust Memorial Service.  It includes readings, music, and poetry and combines the spirit of resilience and the determination of Never Again.  Our speaker is Jack Trompeter, a holocaust[...]
May
19
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
May 19 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a humanistic Jewish service.  KB members and visitors are welcome to attend our short but important annual meeting where we affirm our structure for another year.   We will also have an[...]
Jun
2
Sun
9:15 am ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
ADULT SERVICE AND PROGRAM AND SU...
Jun 2 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
We will hear from our school children about what they have learned and they will lead our humanistic Jewish service filled with singing.  At the end of the morning, enjoy a potluck and hang out[...]

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!

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