The Society for Humanistic Judaism’s youth program, HuJews, is dedicated to supporting teens and young adults and connecting them to Humanistic Judaism. The HuJews Youth Program provides resources for Humanistic Jewish youth groups, college students, and campus havurot. The HuJews Conclave, SHJ’s annual teen and college conference welcomes youth from all over North America.
Individuals and corporate sponsors can support the expansion of the HuJews Youth Program, scholarships for the HuJews Conclave, and the creation of Humanistic Jewish campus communities, thus enabling teens and college students to more strongly connect to Humanistic Judaism. Please contact SHJ if you are interested in supporting the SHJ youth programs.
To participate in a HuJews event, become involved with other Humanistic Jewish youth, or help support the HuJews Youth Movement, contact the SHJ.
Comments from Past HuJews Conclave Participants
“I’ve been going to conclave for the past two years and have had a amazing time meeting other Humanistic Jewish youth from around the country and participating in the different service activities. As Humanistic Jews we’re kind of a minority denomination within a religious minority and getting to meet other other Jewish teens who were part of different congregations was really exiting. I definitely felt like I could learn a lot from people at conclave because everyone came with a unique and interesting perspective.”
— Serena B.
“Conclave was such a wonderful experience for me. I had been looking for more of a humanistic Jewish community and I found it. I made a family with people who live all over the country. I can’t wait to come back next year as participant of conclave but also as a youth board member!”
— Ari L.
“Conclave has been such an important part of my life, helping me make incredible, lasting friendships and connect more deeply with my Jewish roots. It has consistently been a highlight of my year and allowed me to explore the country. As a young secular jew, this is the place to be. I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
— Libby O.
“Sitting as youth rep on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Humanistic Judaism has given me a voice and allowed me to make an impact in a way I never previously experienced. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to see my work and efforts translate into a meaningful, enriching, and fun experience for my peers during Conclave. Through my time with SHJ, I’ve realized the importance of flexibility and compromise, learned how to lead large groups, and discovered the power a singular person holds to facilitate change.”
— Aliza K.