Soloist Janet Hammer
Jewish Congregation is a compelling option for modern Jewish
identity in the San Diego Area.
understand Judaism as the
human-centered history, culture, civilization, ethical
values, and shared experiences of the Jewish people. We
believe that individuals shape their own lives independent
of a supernatural authority.
You may recognize that our
humanistic views of Jewish culture, traditions, and
observances correspond with the way in which you would like
to cherish your Judaism. Our warm, caring community
welcomes anyone who identifies with Judaism, including
We hope our website will give you an
understanding of Humanistic Judaism and we encourage you to
visit our congregation. Please feel free to
for more information.
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For all of our events, we will be having an ongoing food
collection for needy families.
Please bring non-perishable items and we will distribute
them throughout San Diego County.
April 5 at 10:00am
Adult Education Class
North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Dr., La Jolla
we will present our third program in the series on Secular
Spirituality: Passionate Journey to a Rational Judaism. We
will show a video featuring a lecture by Rachel Elior, the Chair
of Jewish Philosophy in Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has
been a visiting professor at Princeton University, Yeshiva
University, and Tokyo University. She is the author and editor
of ten books and ninety-five articles. Her research interests
include Jewish mysticism, Kabbala, Messianism, Hasidism,
Frankism, and Jewish women. The topic for our class will be
"Jewish Mysticism-A Secular Perspective." To quote Rachel
Elior, "Mysticism belongs to the history of human imagination,
creativity, and interpretation, as well as to reconstruct the
meaning of the past and to decode and transcend any literal
meaning of the human experience." Come join us on Saturday,
April 5, 10:00 a.m. at the North University Community Library,
8820 Judicial Drive, La Jolla. Admission is free and no textbook
required. For information call Gary Zarnow, 858-549-3088.
April 19 at 2:30pm
2660 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
draws Jews together as no other holiday during the year. At the
Kahal Am Seder the warmth of kinship and the zeal for freedom
grows as we sit together telling our cultural stories. This
holiday fits well with a humanistic philosophy because we set
aside the supernatural and tell about people who show their
determination to live in freedom. Our haggadah is a
unique booklet written each year with thoughtful commentary. We
also share the pleasure of live music, friendly conversation,
and a delicious meal served at Miltonís Delicatessen in Del Mar.
We are a
very welcoming organization, and those who are unaffiliated,
single, LGBT, or intercultural families are encouraged to
The 2014 Seder begins at 2:30
p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Advanced reservations are required
and should be received no later than April 10. Prices are $48
for non-member adults, $39 for members, and $18 for all children
under 10. Vegetarian meals are also available.
To RSVP and pay online click
To RSVP and mail in form click
contact if more you need more information at 858-549-3088.
April 26 at 10:30am
Annual Meeting & Potluck
Mt. La Jolla Clubhouse
5490 Caminito Herminia, La Jolla
easy these days to be a Humanistic Jew.Ē Rabbi Sherwin Wine,
founder of the movement of Secular Humanistic Judaism in 1985,
declared this more than twenty years after he formed the first
SHJ community in Michigan. Today, fifty-one years later, is this
statement still accurate? In order to answer that question, we
must assert what we do believe and what value those beliefs hold
Meeting on Saturday, April 26 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a
presentation and dis-
cussion centered on what it means to be a secular Humanistic Jew
today. This program is a great opportunity for guests to attend
and find out more about Kahal Am and the SHJ movement.
will be held at the Mt. La Jolla Clubhouse, 5490 Caminito
Herminia, La Jolla. There is parking and the clubhouse is
handicap accessible. Note the different location and see the
directions on the calendar page.
A potluck lunch will follow the
program. We ask our members to please use our
sign up form to bring food
for the potluck.