What is Humanistic Judaism? Is it "atheist Judaism" -- and, if so, isn't that an oxymoron? Why do some people find it a good alternative to the other choices available in the Jewish religious world?
Come meet other people who are interested in bringing Humanistic Judaism to Madison. Come to our second meeting, and you can help plan the very first activities of this brand new group!
Here's the plan:
1:00 pm: Let's gather together to get to know one another and have a little nosh.
1:30 pm: We'll listen to a very brief intro to Humanistic Judaism that we read at the beginning of all of our meetings -- it reminds us about what it means to call ourselves "humanistic Jews." Then we'll go around and introduce ourselves, very briefly reminding those in attendance what interests us about HJ.
1:45 pm, we'll have a 30 minute video followed by discussion. The video is a 1997 interview of Rabbi Sherwin Wine, founder of HJ, wherein he responds to the most fundamental questions about Humanistic Judaism, questions that many of us have asked and might still be unclear about.
By 2:30 pm, we will be ready to review the list of programming ideas that Rabbi Miriam Jerris of SHJ (Society for Humanistic Judaism) kindly composed for us. (Those not on our mailing list who plan to come can contact us at HumanisticJewsMadison@gmail.com and we'll send you Miriam's list).
RSVP is not required.
Directions to the Community Room: Enter the lobby and the stairs are on the right. To use an elevator, walk past the offices and you'll see a hallway on your left. This will take you to the elevator. Go to the second floor, turn left, and you'll soon come to the Community Room.
Sponsor: Society for Humanistic Judaism and Humanistic Jews of Madison