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.

Knitting Sunday THIS Sunday – March 22nd 2:00-4:00 p.m. We will knit or crochet 6 inch squares that will be made into blankets for children and infants in need as well as fleece blankets that just require knotting. They go to Project Linus. No need to have prior knowledge of knitting. Someone will be available who can teach. Kids welcome.

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.

Israel Conversations – 4th of Seven Conversations, Sunday, March 8, 2015; Topic: “The Fifties in Israeli”, facilitated by Amir Viskin and JoAnn Simon. 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 March 8th.

Mah Jongg Club Starting Feb. 24th, Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. All are welcome–whether you are an experienced player or whether you’ve never played before. Click here for more information.

Holocaust Speaker Tells His Inspiring Story at Kerem Shalom Mr. Edgar Krasa, a survivor of the Terezín and Auschwitz concentration camps, will be speaking at Kerem Shalom on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information.

Winter 2014-2015 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.