Past Meetup

Talk: Sherwin Wine, Founder of Humanistic Judaism (Courtesy Posting)

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HFFC members are invited to program on humanist Sherwin Wine.

“What You Didn’t Know about Sherwin Wine,” a program about the man who founded the Humanistic branch of Judaism and its congregational model for modern secular Jews, will be presented by HHFC President Cary Shaw at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.

Sherwin Wine was an ordained Reform Rabbi who gained fame for his ability to clearly vocalize the history and trajectory of modern Judaism and, when approached by synagogue members in 1963 to develop a new congregation where all beliefs could be discussed and questioned, left Reform Judaism to lead them in the new nontheistic human-centered movement.

Sherwin Wine was instrumental in advancing many humanist organizations, including the Center for New Thinking, and was named by the American Humanist Association in 2003 as Humanist of the Year.

The program is open to the public at no charge. Coffee plus at 9:30 a.m.; program at 10:00 a.m. If you plan to attend, a courtesy call to Cary at [masked] is appreciated.