Celebrating the 50th year of the congregation in 2017….
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Teen Tzedakah Group shows off backpacks ready for Mercy Center school kids.
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.
Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of Trees, falls on the fifteenth day of the month of Shvat. It originated in a pagan festival honoring Asherah, goddess of farmers and fertility. Her chief festival took place at the end of the rainy season, when the sap begins to rise in the fruit trees of Israel. –… Read More
Matzah Without Dogma – A Bold Exploration of Secular Humanistic Judaism Join us for an invigorating, interactive weekend seminar with Rabbi Adam Chalom, a leading voice in Humanistic Judaism. Together we’ll explore frequently asked questions about truth, ethics, spirituality, Jewish identity, and more. EVENTS ARE FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Choose specific sessions or come for the… Read More
Humanistic Judaism offers contemporary Jews a true alternative to the other branches of Judaism. Our services reflect a bold, creative approach to Judaism as a cultural, historical affiliation. On the High Holidays we take pride in celebrating and reflecting on our Jewish identity, in examining who we are as Jews in the modern world. As… Read More
I want to thank everyone who participated in the 50th anniversary survey, and to share some of my initial takeaways based on what you responded and wrote. First of all, and not surprisingly, members value the community CHJ provides, and in particular point out that it is a community of “like minded individuals”—by which many of you specifically mean Humanist. Of course, Judaism is a core element as well, with individuals noting the importance of educating their children and having a place to celebrate the holidays.