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What is the Society For Humanistic Judaism?

Many Jews are humanists, but their philosophy is not recognized or expressed by conventional synagogues and temples whether Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform. It is the time for the real beliefs of thousands of Jewish people to be recognized. This is the reason for the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

The Society for Humanistic Judaism was established in 1969.

The Society's mission is to mobilize people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture consistent with a Humanistic philosophy of life.

As the central body for the Humanistic Jewish Movement in North America, the Society assists in organizing and supporting congregations and in providing a worldwide voice for its members.

The Society has six purposes:

    To organize Humanistic Jewish communities, congregations, and havurot, in communities throughout the world.
    To be a national and international voice for Humanistic Judaism.
    To enable Humanistic Jews throughout the world to communicate with one another.
    To enable Humanistic Jews to share their creative work.
    To serve the needs of individual Humanistic Jews who cannot find in their community a congregation consistent with their beliefs.
    To commission and publish educational inspirational and ceremonial materials for the enrichment of Humanistic Jews.

You, too, can become a part of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. Simply fill out our form.

The Society for Humanistic Judaism is affiliated with the International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews, a worldwide movement led by former Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption Yair Tsaban and Rabbi Wine. The honorary chairs of the Federation are the distinguished Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer and the world-renowned French author Albert Memmi. The International Federation encompasses six regions: North America, Israel, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Australia, and Latin America.

The North American Section, composed of the Society for Humanistic Judaism and the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, includes more than fifty communities in the United States and Canada. The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, under the auspices of the International Federation, serves as an intellectual center for the training of leaders, rabbis, and educators and for the creation and dissemination of philosophic, cultural, and educational materials.

For further information about Humanistic Judaism, contact the Society for Humanistic Judaism, 28611 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, 248-478-7610.

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