Society for Humanistic Judaism Supports Teaching of Science in Publicly Funded Schools


Whereas Humanistic Jews believe that scientific inquiry is the only rational basis for understanding how our world works, and

Whereas we currently perceive many threats to scientific knowledge and to the process by which it is acquired, and

Whereas some forces within this country would sacrifice the integrity of the scientific process to serve political and/or religious agendas;

The Society for Humanistic Judaism affirms that:


  • Our societal decisions must be based on scientific information and scientific methods of acquiring knowledge.
  • Our publicly funded educational institutions must not let unscientific methods and content intrude in the teaching of science.


— May 2007