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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
9.23.2022

We recently published a trifold brochure about Humanistic Judaism’s

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9.13.2022

Humanistic Jews celebrate and appreciate life as we face loss and seek

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LOGO: This month in Humanistic Judaism
9.2.2022

Compiled by James M. Branum as a supplement to our Community News section in

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8.24.2022

This is a guest post by Marlene Cohen, SHJ Board Secretary and Chair of the

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