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About the Society for Humanistic Judaism

The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ) is the congregational and community-organizing arm of the Humanistic Jewish movement in North America.

SHJ offers a way to celebrate Jewish life for those who identify as cultural, secular, humanistic, atheist/agnostic/freethinker, “just Jewish,” “spiritual not religious,” “recovering from religion,” Jew-ish, Jew-curious, part-Jewish…and our friends, family, and allies.

Established in 1969, SHJ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has helped tens of thousands of households across multiple generations find meaning in Jewish culture, holiday celebrations, lifecycle events, ritual, and community.

We welcome all who are interested in exploring an interest in Secular Humanistic Judaism.

We're On A Mission
Learn how SHJ inspires, organizes, and advocates for a secular celebration of Jewish identity and culture.
Volunteer-Powered Leadership
Meet our Board of Directors, who guide us on our mission.
Dedicated to Serving
Meet our staff, working to provide meaning and connection.
Work With Us!
See if there are open positions that might fit your own mission.
Latest News
1.8.2021

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12.24.2020

This is a guest post by Judi Gladstone, founder of the Secular Jewish Circle of

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12.17.2020

  This post created with permission and thanks to The City Congregation in

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12.10.2020

SHJ members, supporters, and subscribers received the full electronic edition

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