Visitors welcome to all events unless otherwise indicated.
Friday December 4 - Sunday December 6, 2015
Friday 6:00 pm - Sunday 6:00 pmDon't miss this terrific weekend with Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D, the North American Dean of the Institute of Secular Humanistic Judaism and Rabbi for Congregation Kol Hadash in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Together we will dig into Jewish history through a Humanistic lens. Full weekend and part-time participation welcome. Register Here Learn more about Rabbi Chalom Here and Here. Read more...Visitors welcome
Friday December 4, 2015
Celebrate Shabbat with a Humanistic Service. Following that we will kick off our Weekend of Learning with a presentation by Rabbi Adam Chalom: What They Don't Teach in Sunday School. We will end the evening with a dessert buffet.
Saturday December 5, 2015
Our Weekend of Learning continutes all day. Register Here
9:00 am - Noon From Tribal Religion to Cultural Diversity: Many gods to monotheism; Second Temple Jewish Pluralism; Destruction of Jersualem Temple and birth of rabbinic Judaism; Medieval poetry, philosophy and mysticism; the varieties of Jewish culture; Ashkenazic, Sephardic and beyond.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Challenges and Choices of Emancipation and Enlightenment: The price of freedom; the power of new ideas; the emergence of Jewish religious denominations; modern anti-Semitism and Jewish responses; secular Jewish responses; Zionism and Yiddishism.
Sunday December 6, 2015
Limmud Boston 2015, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. DirectionsHumanist Rabbi Adam Chalom presents as part of the Limmud Boston Conference, a Jewish Learning Fest, at Mishkan Tefilla, Chestnut Hill. With rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the Middle East, heart-rending conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, militant Orthodoxy fighting modernity and ongoing Jewish integration into Western Culture, who would be crazy enough to want to be Jewish? And yet we do, and we are. The truth is that being Jewish adds deep meaning to our lives. The session will cover the transformation of Jewish life in the 20th century; the Jewish labor movement; the tragedy of the Holocaust; the shortcomings and successes of Zionism and the State of Israel. Read more...
Saturday December 12, 2015
5:00 pmCelebrate Chanukah! Hear the story of Chanukah from our Jewish Humanist Perspective. Be part of our holiday service and singing. Bring your menorah to light or help to light our menorah. Spin the dreidel (top) and do other fun activities. Eat a holiday meal with lots of latkes (potato pancakes). Bring a salad or dessert (all foods must be nut free) to add to the buffet. We will provide the main meal and latkes.
If you love Jewish culture or if you are just beginning to experience it, you will find our services rich with song, meaning and celebration. Services are primarily in English and Hebrew is translated and transliterated. Customs are explained. No prior level of Jewish knowledge is needed. Appropriate for adults and children. Read more...Visitors welcome
Sunday December 20, 2015
9:15 amWe begin our day with singing for all ages. The morning incudes school for Pre-K through 7th graders, a humanist service and program for adults, and a Klezmer concert for all. Hankus Netsky, recently named by The Forward as one of the 50 most influential American Jews, will speak about the Klezmer revival, as well as his new book, entitled "Klezmer: Music and Community on Twentieth Century Jewish Philadelphia." Click here for more information about the book. Read more...Visitors welcome
Friday January 8 - Sunday January 10, 2016
Friday 5:00 pm - Sunday 12:00 pm
KB's Winter Weekend in New Hampshire is an annual social opportunity.
Details will be posted when they are available.
Sunday January 17, 2016
Join us for an enriching morning with school for Pre-K through 7th graders and annual Martin Luther King program and service. Details will be posted when they are available.Visitors welcome
Sunday January 31, 2016
Join us for an enriching morning with school for Pre-K through 7th graders and adult programming and service. Tu B’Shevat will be celebrated. Details will be posted when they are available.Visitors welcome
Sunday February 7, 2016
Join us for an annual morning of congregant led programming. We will have a short service and a variety of workshops led by members. In celebration of our 40th Anniversary Year, we will hear a debut of the "Story of KB". This is a fun and engaging morning for all ages. There are no Sunday school classes.Visitors welcome
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