Teen Tzedakah Group shows off backpacks ready for Mercy Center school kids.
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Members all play a role in making the congregation work. Read about how CHJ is organized.
Members meet for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park.
Celebrating nature at the Tu B’Shvat seder is a joyous event filled with music and good food.
Our Congregation celebrates Passover together each year with a humanistic seder for families on the second night, as well as a children’s model seder during Sunday School. Although Passover began as a nature holiday, celebrating new life, it became a commemoration of the biblical exodus and the escape from slavery in ancient Egypt. Jews today read… Read More
YOM HA’SHOAH CHJ holds an annual Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration every year in April or May, usually on a Friday or Saturday during the week designated as Holocaust Remembrance Week by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.* The program is open to the public and we encourage members to invite family and friends. It is suitable for… Read More
Families are the future of CHJ. Our inclusive, warm, welcoming Congregation includes families of all stripes coming together to celebrate Judaism and being Jewish. From Baby Naming to Sunday School to Bar & Bat Mitzvah to the Teen Tzedakah Group to Adult Ed, you’ll find a community for families and kids of all ages. Humanistic… Read More
For over fifty years, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ) has been a trusted and respected source for parents desirous of securing a Jewish education and connection for their children in the areas of Jewish culture, heritage and traditions within the tenets of Humanistic Judaism.
Education is one of CHJ’s core components and it has responded in many ways over the years by offering a Sunday School program, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah program and, a goal of at least one inter-generational event per month (including celebration of Jewish holidays and festivals) containing an educational component for children. CHJ also provides numerous opportunities throughout the year for young members to participate in social action activities alongside adult members where they learn the value and importance of human-kind’s responsibility and capacity to make a difference.
CHJ is responsive to today’s societal trend towards secular Judaism by offering a meaningful option to those seeking a connection to Judaism though a human-centered, non-theistic philosophy.
In Connecticut, CHJ stands alone as the solution for those who wish to be part of a Jewish community while remaining authentic to one’s personal secular philosophy and, for parents who seek a source for a relevant and meaningful secular, Humanistic Jewish education for their children.
If you are seeking a supportive community in which to educate your children as described above, or know someone who is, the place to begin is by contacting CHJ at email@example.com.
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