Philosophy

 

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MUST JEWS BELIEVE IN GOD?

 

Imagine Judaism as a cultural approach to Jewish identity and community.

 

Imagine Judaism as the cultural and historical experience of the Jewish people.

 

Discover that Judaism! — an unorthodox approach to Jewish life that affirms Jewish history and culture.

 

Click here for the Core Principles of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

 

  • ceramic-quote2Humanistic Judaism offers cultural and secular Jews a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life.
  • Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines rational thinking with a deep connection to the Jewish people and its culture.
  • Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Judaism that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life.
  • Humanistic Jews celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events (such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvah) with inspirational ceremonies that draw upon but go beyond traditional symbols and liturgy.

 

If you believe that a cultural approach to Jewish life, that Judaism without God, that serving nontheistic Jews who affirm Jewish history and culture is important to a contemporary Jewish identity, then Secular Humanistic Judaism is for you.