What we're about
Or Emet is a congregation whose members embrace a human-centered philosophy that combines rational thinking and scientific thought with a celebration of Jewish culture and identity. We welcome interfaith and multi-cultural families and individuals. Our members include secular Jews, cultural Jews, unaffiliated Jews, atheists, agnostics, and wondering members of many different religions and backgrounds.
Put most simply, Or Emet is the Twin Cities congregation for secular Jews. We belong to the Society for Humanistic Judaism, a fifty-year-old Jewish congregational movement that is built on the values that most secular Jews already share: maintaining Jewish identity, participating in Jewish community, honoring Jewish history and culture and traditions, living ethically, furthering social justice, and providing Jewish heritage for their children.