Society for Humanistic Judaism
The Society for Humanistic Judaism, founded in 1969 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine   embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas.
The Society for Humanistic Judaism is the central body for the Humanistic Jewish Movement in North America and assists in organizing new communities, supporting its member communities, and in providing a voice for Humanistic Jews. The Society gathers and creates educational and programmatic materials, including holiday and life cycle celebrations. It sponsors training programs and conferences for its members. HuJews, the Humanistic Youth Group offers programs for teens and young adults, including an annual conclave. The Society for Humanistic Judaism publishes a monthly e-newsletter and a biannual topical journal and member newsletter.
The Society participates in both the Jewish and the Humanist worlds as a Hillel partner, a participant in the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America and as a member of the Secular Coalition for America.
The “humanorah” is the primary symbol of Humanistic Judaism used by the Society, intended as a non-theistic alternative to other Jewish symbols such as the Star of David or the tablets of the Ten Commandments. It was developed and trademarked by the Society, and has been its logo since the early 1980s.
The name humanorah is a portmanteau of “human” and “menorah,” representing the convergence of Humanistic beliefs with Jewish identity. The symbol itself is a combination of these two elements. A human figure stands with its arms raised, while two other branches cross over the figure's torso to form a total of six arms. Stylized flames emerge from all six.
The Society for Humanistic Judaism has 10,000 members in 30 congregations spread throughout the United States and Canada. These include:
- Or Emet (Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota)
- City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (Manhattan, New York)
- Kahal B'raira (Greater Boston, Massachusetts)
See also 
- The Society for Humanistic Judaism
- New York Times
- Guide to Humanistic Judaism. Society for Humanistic Judaism. 1993.