Resources and Forms

There is no way our website can answer all your questions, so check out some of these links for more information about Humanistic Judaism and Humanism in general. Especially interesting and valuable are the videos of Rabbi Sherwin Wine, the founder of Humanistic Judaism.

In his own words: The Harvard Lecture of Rabbi Sherwin Wine (This link starts at Part IV, which addresses the basic tenets of Humanistic Judaism – make sure you watch the earlier parts as well!)

Society for Humanistic Judaism: where it all began in 1963.

“Good Without God”: Greg Epstein’s book illuminates the positive power of Humanism and explains “what a billion non-religious people do believe.” (Listen to Epstein’s interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” from December 23, 2009. You can also see his interview on ABC News.)

Publications available from the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism

Rabbi Sherwin Wine addresses the Triangle Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (2005)

Secular Coalition for America: The Society for Humanistic Judaism (to which we belong) is a member of the Secular Coalition for America.

Center for Cultural Judaism

Council for Secular Humanism

American Humanist Association

International Humanist and Ethical Union


An Ethical Code for Humanists

Jewish heritage does not begin and end in the synagogue” – from