SOCIETY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM 28611 W. 12 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48334 / The SHJ, founded in 1969 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine, embraces a human-centered philosophy, combining Jewish culture and identity with humanistic values and ideas.
This summer, thousands of secular Americans converged upon Washington, DC and made their voices heard. There was no mistaking the potential impact of the secular vote and political power from an ever growing number of secular free-thinkers. SHJ was among the masses at the 2016 Reason Rally, helping secular humanistic Jews show their strength.
"Today, groups such as Keshet, the Jewish Social Policy Network, the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring all continue this legacy in their advocacy for reproductive rights and unburdened access to medical services."
Two hundred years ago the forces of freedom challenged this idea. The children of the new enlightenment rose up to defy the tyranny of arrogant clergy and the censorship of pious bureaucrats. They boldly proclaimed that the state must be free from religious coercion and that religion must be free from state control. All individuals have the right to pursue the dictates of their own conscience. All citizens even have the right not to be religious at all. - Sherwin Wine