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Upcoming KB Sundays 

All KB Sundays begin at 9:15 am and end at noon
Join us for the whole morning or any part.  Coffee and schmooze at 9:30 am.   Adult Humanistic Jewish service begins around 10:15 am.  Programs featured below begin around 11:00 am. Families are always welcome to visit Sunday school classes, pre-K to 9th grade, and learn more about our school.  Free childcare for children 1 - 4 years.  To visit the school, arrive at 9 am and RSVP to

October 29 Night Tree, the band that Brian O'Donovan, Senior DJ at WGBH calls "One of the most exciting roots-based music groups to emerge from the New England Conservatory in many years."  Night Tree has six wildly diverse musicians including Kahal B'raira's music director, Zach Mayer.  The bands instrumentation includes two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, and the occasional viola and mandolin, and they incorporate traditions from Irish, Classical, Swedish, Jazz, Klezmer, Afro-Cuban and the Jewish music tradition.  More about Night Tree

November 19, From Charlottesville to Boston, the impact of the alt-Right on communities and campuses across America will be addressed by Robert Trestan, Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Boston office.  Mr. Trestan will speak about how leaders and individuals can prevent hate and bigotry from infiltrating the mainstream.  He is an experienced civil rights advocate dedicated to developing community partnerships and initiatives that provide justice, equality and fair treatment.  More about Robert Trestan

December 10, Eastern European Jewish Cooking and Fair Trade Chocolate are our topics. 
Julie Alpern, co-author of The Gefilte Manifesto, will tell us about the mission of reimagining eastern European Jewish cuisine, adapting classic dishes to the values and tastes of a new generation.  She has the chutzpah to believe that Old World Jewish foods can be beautiful, inspiring and delicious.  We have commissioned "KB cooks" to prepare some of her recipes for sampling.  Leora Mallach will teach about Fair Trade chocolate in the Sunday school and to the whole congregation.  To read more about Julie Alpern's work go to GefilteriaTo find out more about Leora's work go to Jewish Gardens.
Special Events 
Sunday, November 5, 9:15 am - noon,  is KB Day with a humanistic service and super schmooze brunch. Choose from workshops on Jewish Labor, Report from Israel and West Bank, Singing Niggunim (wordless melodies) with our music director, Humanistic Jewish "Hero of the Year": Gene Wilder, relax around a board game or do some arts and crafts.  All ages.

Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm, Jewish Film Festival screening of "Holy Air" at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square.  Israeli comedy set in Nazareth at the time of the Pope's visit.  Meet up after for talk, food, drinks. Group discount tickets $11. RSVP to

Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm, Jewish Film Festival screening of "Humor Me" at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline.  American comedy, cast includes Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords, Maria Dizzia, Orange is the New Black and yes, Elliot Gould. Meet up after for talk, food, drinks.  Group discount tickets $11.  RSVP to 

Check out the movies, watch trailers, and learn about the entire film festival at

Saturday, December 2, 5:30 pm, Dinner and Speaker.   We will celebrate a humanistic havdallah (end of shabbat) at 5:30 and then enjoy a community dinner.  After dinner, Paul Golin, Executive Director for the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will give a short presentation followed by discussion about the Future of Congregational Life in Liberal Judaism.  Paul's expertise is key trends affecting North American Jewry, including intermarriage, engagement and inclusion.   Read more about Paul .  Childcare is available with advance reservation.  RSVP to this event .

Light The Lights! 
Celebrate Chanukah!
Saturday, December 16, 5:00 pm,
We will light our menorahs in a beautiful ceremony and learn about the humanistic meaning of the holiday. 
Games, crafts, lots of singing, and a holiday dinner with latkes.  For more info and to RSVP 
Social Action Spotlight
  • Our focus is Tikkun Olam (helping to repair the world).
    Activities and happenings in the coming year include:
    * Gaining Ground Farm (September and May)
    * Thanksgiving Meal-Packing (November)
    * Foster Care Holiday Gift Drive (December)
    * MLK Jr. National Day of Service (January)
    * MGH Blood Mobile (April)
    * Foster Care Welcome Boxes (March)
    * Cradles to Crayons Sunday School Drive (TBD)
    * Clothing and Medical Supply Collection for Syrian Refugee Camps (Ongoing)
    * Sub-Committee on Refugee Relief
    * Sub-Committee on Climate Change
    * Political Action Email List 
    * Middle East Working Group
    We are excited and grateful for your participation throughout the year.  If you have any questions or would like to facilitate something new, contact Lauren
    Thank you!