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.
Celebrating nature at the Tu B’Shvat seder is a joyous event filled with music and good food.
CHJ celebrates the High Holidays with beautiful and contemplative services incorporating elements of Jewish tradition that are consistent with our humanistic perspective. Each year the services are written anew or edited by members of the congregation. The Rosh Hashanah evening service reflects both the joy and solemnity of the Jewish New Year. Included are readings,… Read More
Sunday School at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism offers instruction for grades kindergarten through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. In small classes, and through art, music, technology, texts, and games, students learn about Jewish culture, history, and holidays, receiving a rich Jewish experience from a humanistic perspective. Humanistic Jewish education grows out of the philosophy of Humanistic Judaism…. 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 am writing this note as we come off of Rabbi Miriam Jerris’s wonderful weekend visit, which reaffirmed the importance of the philosophy underpinning Secular Jewish Humanism, and energized me in how our congregation can continue to express this as a community entering our 50th year. As the SHJ website notes, “Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that celebrates Jewish culture without supernatural underpinnings. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world.”