Society for Humanistic Judaism - SHJ


The Society for Humanistic Judaism mobilizes people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture within a humanistic framework. As the central body for the Humanistic Movement in North America, the Society assists in organizing and supporting congregations and providing a worldwide voice for its members. In 1963, Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine founded a new temple in the suburbs of Detroit. The Birmingham Temple was the first Jewish organization to celebrate a humanist philosophy in a congregational setting. Secular and humanistic Jewish communities and schools have flourished since the early 20th century, but the movement did not advance until these groups organized. The Society for Humanistic Judaism includes more than 30 communities and serves more than 2,500 families. Bringing Jews closer to Judaism since 1969, we encourage families and congregations to create Jewish homes and impart Jewish values to their children and grandchildren, promoting a vibrant and inclusive American Jewish community.


28611 W. Twelve Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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