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American Atheists Propose Model Patient Right to Know Act


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SHJ Signs Onto Coalition Statement Opposing Reinstatement of Global Gag Rule


SHJ Supports International Religious Freedom Bill Opposing Blasphemy Laws

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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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