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Celebrate Jewish holidays and lifecycle events – humanistically!

Jews who no longer find resonance in praying for supernatural intervention don’t need to “throw out the baby with the bathwater” when it comes to meaningful Jewish holiday and lifecycle rituals.

Humanistic Judaism’s modern approach offers a new liturgy that allows us to only ever “say what we mean and mean what we say.” By expressing Judaism as a culture, we open it up to all who might find value in it, whether Jewish or not.

Humanistic Judaism is radically embracing and fully open to intermarried/intercultural households, multiracial and Jews of color, LGBTQ, atheist/agnostic, and all others who have been previously marginalized elsewhere in organized Judaism. We seek to remove any barriers to your participation.

Sharing this meaning among young people is an essential part of our mission, because “HuJews” youth bring a new perspective on the world and continue innovating and evolving our movement to meet the next generations’ needs.

Humanistic Jewish Holidays
Learn about our unique approach to non-theistic rituals and liturgy, which have maintained a Jewish connection for thousands of households over the past half-century.
The Lifecycle
Marking milestones with events that stay true to what we believe, whether in times of sorrow or joy.
Radical Inclusion
All are welcome to participate in our community; we do not privilege one over another. For those who identify as Jewish, we accept you as Jewish, period. For those who don’t yet but want to, we consider conversion “adoption” — of and into Humanistic Judaism.
The Future Is Now
Our Jewish youth education is based on facts and builds life-long skillsets. Our teen and young-adult HuJews leadership co-create transformative programs including an annual Conclave weekend.
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This is a guest post by Dr. Ulrich Chaim Hienzsch from Potsdam/Berlin Germany

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