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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.
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.
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Latest News
12.1.2022

As a compliment to the article written by Rabbi Adam Chalom in the Fall 2020

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11.23.2022

Only SHJ members and/or magazine subscribers have access to this content.

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11.17.2022

SHJ is delighted to welcome  Brandon Elliott to our family. He has taken the

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11.8.2022

This article was published in the Fall 2022 Issue of Humanistic Judaism

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