For Humanistic Jews, Shabbat is a time to slow down, connect to our Jewish heritage, and consider how we can become better human beings. This need for a time of rest and reflection goes beyond a religious commandment. It is a humanitarian necessity, especially in this day and age.

When we gather on Shabbat, we enjoy our traditional songs, listen to the an informative guest speaker, remember our loved ones who passed away, and voice our appreciation and responsibility for the world around us.