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Humanistic Judaism

Humanistic Judaism has been an intellectual endeavor since the early 19th century. However, the organization, Society for Humanistic Judaism, was founded in 1969 by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in Detroit.

Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines rational thinking with a celebration of Jewish culture and identity.

Humanistic Jewish communities observe traditional Jewish holidays and ceremonies--weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs. The website for the Society for Humanistic Judaism offers information, a newsletter, news, and the Congregations and Communities who are members.