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The Society for Humanistic Judaism expresses grief at the horrifying shooting at The Pulse in Orlando, Florida. We urge all to understand that this awful act was the act of an individual, not that of any one religion or people. We reaffirm our statement on the banning of assault weapons we first issued after the heartbreaking incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Humanorah Newsletter Spring/Summer 2016 Now Available On-Line

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Welcome To The Society For Humanistic Judaism


If you believe that cultural Judaism is important to a contemporary Jewish identity and that cultural Jewish communities and an organized Humanistic voice enhance the Jewish experience for secular and Humanistic Jews, then SHJ is for you.


Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that celebrates Jewish culture without supernatural underpinnings. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world.


At last, humanists who identify with Jewish history and culture, who prize their Jewish roots and want to participate in Jewish holidays and programs without reference to God or the supernatural, have a place …. No more “wondering” around, alone in the wilderness! (Central Ohio Humanist, May-June 2010).


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