ADOPTING HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Can I convert to Humanistic Judaism? What does it mean to be Jewish? What IS Humanistic Judaism? And what are the next steps in adopting Judaism through SHJ? We’re glad you asked! These videos will answer many of your questions, and we’re happy to answer even more!
Humanistic Judaism includes as a full member any person — of any heritage — who “declares [themselves] to be a Jew, and who identifies with the history, ethical values, culture, civilization, community, and fate of the Jewish people.” (IFSHJ Second Biennial Conference, Brussels in 1988.)
We also offer a certificate and a Hebrew name if desired. Click here to read a brochure about SHJ’s Cultural Conversion program.
Humanistic Judaism uses the term “adopt” rather than “convert” because the person wishing to be Jewish is adopting both Judaism and our community, and that the community adopts those desiring to be part of the Jewish people.
We welcome Thiago Fillipe Soares and his family as members of our community. Thiago already knew he was Jewish, but upon finding Humanistic Judaism, he wanted t