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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.

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.
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Meet our staff, working to provide meaning and connection.
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3.2.2024

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we celebrate the women of Humanisti

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2.14.2024

At this moment of rising anti-Semitism, the Society for Humanistic Judaism would

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2.12.2024

This is a guest essay by SHJ board member Susan Rubin, who is also a founding me

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2.8.2024

We are excited to welcome Erik into the SHJ family! Erik has recently adopted Ju

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