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.

GalaSAVE THE DATE! Kerem Shalom’s Grapevine Gala and Auction – Saturday evening, April 29, 2017. Win an African safari, a vacation in Arizona, Martha’s Vineyard, or New Hampshire. Get more information on the event and see a sample a sample of auction items.

adultprogramsThree Programs for Adults starting this month: Dreams and Visions with Rabbi Jamie Kotler; Torah Study with Rabbi Alan Ullman; Women's Spiritual Life Studies Group with Rosalie Gerut. Click HERE for the details on these and the other AP offerings.

ShintoShinto and The Israelite Diaspora, part of the KS Salon Series: Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 am – 12:30 pm. Guest speaker Daniel Knapp. Connections between Japanese and ancient Israelite society?

Rabbi Darby Selected as One of the Nation's Most Inspiring Rabbis by The Forward! Mazel Tov! Read more here.

KS President, Cherry Muse. Read Cherry’s: Musings from the President… Click here to read Cherry’s column.

Hebrew School Classes for grades Kindergarten-High School and Holiday Preschool for ages 3-5. Our unique one-day-a-week Hebrew School fits flexibly into busy schedules. For more information, click here.

Friday Night Shabbat Services – 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.

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, New Adult Programming Special Events, Classes, and Groups beginning soon. Click HERE for the details on these and the other AP offerings.

From Narrowness to Revelation

with Judaic Scholar, Rachmiel Langer

The journey from Mitzraim to Sinai is the initial stage of the fundamental Hebrew arc of fulfillment. Torah lays out the process as we cross over from the narrow place of enslavement to the height of the wilderness, where we can hear the divine voice and receive revelation; we transform from slaves to sacred community. The plagues can be understood as the process of altering the consciousness of constraint to becoming a Hebrew - one who crosses over; the dismembering of life in servitude. Counting the Omer, then, is the next step, of remembering ourselves in the divine image; of opening ourselves to new perspective. Then, when we arrive at Sinai we can orient ourselves as a community listening for the sacred; assembling together in divine covenant.  Which aspects of this journey we focus on - plagues, omer, revelation - can be adjusted according to class interest.

Three classes: Tuesdays, May 12, 19, 26, 2015; 10:30 AM -12:30 PM;

$60 KS members; $90 non-members

RSVP: rosalieatkeremshalomdotorg

“On The Way To Sinai” artwork by Israeli artist Yoram Raanan