Members meet for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park.
As a member of local community and religious groups whose goals and values we share, we volunteer where help is needed.
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Celebrating nature at the Tu B’Shvat seder is a joyous event filled with music and good food.
Members all play a role in making the congregation work. Read about how CHJ is organized.
Shavuot is a minor, ancient pilgrimage festival that marked the harvest of barley. Shavuot literally means “weeks,” so named because the festival is exactly seven weeks (plus one day) from the second night of Passover. For Humanistic Jews, Shavuot is a wonderful day for picnics with fresh loaves of challa. Sadly, during this time of the… Read More
CHJ has adapted to the new reality since the start of the coronavirus pandemic! The celebration of Shabbat is integral to Jewish tradition, too important to let lapse for an undetermined period. And our Adult Ed programs offer another opportunity to listen, learn and discuss topics relevant to Humanistic Judaism. Read more about Adult Education… 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
There is a good chance that you are here because you are seeking to learn more about the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ) and about Humanistic Judaism. This site is designed to provide you with that introduction. By navigating on the menu bar at the top of the page you will find a wealth of information.
CHJ is affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism (shj.org) and is part of a movement that celebrates Jewish culture and heritage through a non-theistic, human-centered approach. Our membership reflects a diverse group of people who have enriched our community by collectively representing many different personal and professional backgrounds.
CHJ is very affordable. Membership for a two-adult household is only $450 per year. For a one-adult household it is $300 per year. After a successful initial pilot program, CHJ has continued to offer a 50% reduction for the first year of membership. This means that first year membership is now only $225 for a two-adult household and $150 for a single-adult household. We want to make “trying CHJ on for size” as easy and as affordable for you as possible.
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