Welcome to Kerem Shalom – Vineyard of Peace


Kerem Shalom is a diverse and welcoming, unaffiliated Jewish community located in historic Concord, Massachusetts. With many interfaith families, Kerem Shalom is a vibrant, supportive home for Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and ohavey Yisrael – those who are not Jewish, but love the Jewish people and support the Jewish choices of their families. We are strengthened by our shared heritage and the diversity of backgrounds, family composition, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, race and economic status. All are welcome! Contact us.

Concord’s Holocaust Remembrance Observance, April 26 at 7:00 PM – Rabbi Darby and Rosalie Gerut on the program. For more information, click here.


Israel Conversations – 5th Conversation, Sunday, May 3, 2015; Topic: “1948: Independence and Nakba”, facilitated by Daniel Terris. These sessions are for Members Only. To access materials, use the password sent in the Constant Contact message to all members from KS Social Action or contact the temple. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Click here for details and materials for May 3rd.

Rabbi Michael Luckens Scholarships OPEN for Submissions. Deadline May 14, 2015. For details on the scholarship and how to apply, click here.

Registration for THREE Hebrew Learning Programs opens on March 31st. Summer Pizza & Practice, Fall Hebrew School and Holiday Preschool. For more information, click here.

Save the Date! Friday, June 5th. In honor of Pat Lukens, Education Director, we’ll share a Community Dinner, Shabbat Service and Oneg. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., then service at 7:30, followed by a festive Oneg to honor Pat’s 16 years with Kerem Shalom. For more information, click here.

Mah Jongg Club has started – Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings. All are welcome–whether you are an experienced player or whether you’ve never played before. Click here for more information.


Spring 2015 Friday night Shabbat Service – Open to the Community!Joyous and musical, our Shabbat services are enjoyed by children and adults. For specific times and types of services, Click here.

Me’Ah
Tuesday mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM
Me’ah is a creative adult learning program developed in partnership by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Hebrew College. Me’ah offers adults of all ages and backgrounds, a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization.  For more information, click here.

Adult Programs provide a variety of activities, including religious and spiritual education, concerts, health and wellness classes, opportunities for creative self-expression, social action projects, community events and speakers on a wide variety of topics ranging from healthy food to politics. Kerem Shalom is a Me’ah site, where adults study Jewish history, philosophy and culture with outstanding Jewish scholars from around the region. For more information, Click here.