Adult Programs

Life-long learning is a core value at Kerem Shalom. Through cultural, intellectual, spiritual, and social offerings for adults we inform, enlighten, entertain, and strengthen our ties with each other, our Jewish community, and our heritage.

Learning, Fun & Community-something for everyone: Speakers on topics from healthy food to politics, health & wellness classes, religious/spiritual education, concerts, creative expression, and social action projects. SEE ENTIRE ADULT PROGRAM CATALOG

Book Clubs

Jewish Content Book Club

The Book Club meets on Tuesday afternoon at 12:45 pm in the Kerem Shalom library unless otherwise noted. (If you like, bring lunch or a nosh to share - following KS food guidelines - no nuts or shellfish.) All are welcome! For more information, please contact Jane

Next meeting(s) and book(s):

February 25: Sweet and Low: A Family Story by Rich Cohen

March 24: Kathe by Espen Sobye

This book is about Faye Speert’s family. It is recently translated into English and will be available on Amazon soon. Faye will be trying to have copies available for loan in the K-S library soon. If this proves to be too difficult before the February meeting, we will postpone reading the book and choose another book for the March meeting. Happy reading all. See you at our next meeting!

Kerem Shalom Book Club

The Book Club meets in the evening at 7:30 pm at Kerem Shalom. All are welcome! For more information, please contact Pat Sills,

Next meeting(s) and book(s):

March 5: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Shabbat Morning Torah Conversations

Saturday mornings, 8:45-9:45 in the KS Library.
Please ARRIVE EARLY. We start promptly.

Each Shabbat morning, a group of Kerem Shalom members gathers at KS for Torah Conversations. No prior knowledge of Torah or Hebrew is required to participate in our Torah Conversations, although attendees are minimally expected to have read the week’s parasha (portion). Most of the group read English translations, and many read one or more commentaries as well. We announce the week’s Torah parasha in the weekly Next Week at Kerem Shalom email and the KS Calendar. We have also created an evolving list of Torah Study Resources.

The KS Torah Conversations group members take turns facilitating the discussion, which typically flows back and forth between trying to understand the embedded meaning of the weekly Torah parasha and connecting it to questions that have contemporary relevance in our lives, within the Kerem Shalom community and beyond. Each person’s voice is welcomed.

We welcome all who would like to join us in our endeavor to bring a regular practice of  Jewish Torah Study to our community, whether you commit to weekly participation, or more occasional participation.

Susan Phillips  or
Colleen Humphreys

Mah Jongg Club

Welcoming New Members!

Every other Tuesday 7-9 PM
Every other Monday 4-6 PM
Contact Amanda, or 617-448-5986
KS Members free / Non-members small donation requested

Mah Jongg is happening at Kerem Shalom and we want you to play with us! All are welcome - whether you are an experienced player or you've never played before. We will teach you to play! Mah Jongg is a fun tile game that originated in China but over the years has been adapted and popularized in America.

You are welcome to join in any time during the year. If you're interested in learning more about either group below, please email or call Amanda at 617-448-5986.

  • Mah Jongg Tuesdays 7-9 PM: We meet every other Tuesday with the exception of holidays. Check the KS calendar for details. All are welcome to join any week, any time. We typically have 1 or 2 tables each week.
  • Mah Jongg Mondays 4-6 PM: A smaller group plays every other Monday from 4-6 PM. If you are interested in playing at that time, we are happy to help establish a second table, and the established Monday group occasionally need substitutes.