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
February is here, the depths of our New England winter, and a good time to sit by the fire and read. But wait, there is so much going on with CHJ this month, it is worth braving the weather! Our Tu B’shvat Seder on the 4th will be a welcome reminder that spring will come, and in the meantime we can warm up together and enjoy Adam Feder’s singing. The next weekend is Darwin Day. It all leads up to Rabbi Adam Chalom’s visit February 24-26. He will be leading a Friday night service, and teaching three seminars. I encourage everyone to come for at least part of the weekend, and please invite friends and family who might be interested. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about humanistic Judaism, and to let others know about who we are and what we do.