What we're about

Welcome! This group is for individuals and families who want to come together and celebrate Jewish holidays and events in a secular and cultural manner. I am starting this meetup group and plan to organize events because it is what I want to myself and my family. My husband and I discovered Humanistic Judaism years ago when we were planning our wedding. It was the perfect blend of cultural Judaism for me and rational thinking for him and it has worked well for us as we have grown our family. We belong to Beth Ami Colorado Congregation of Humanistic Judaism (also on meetup!) but the majority of events are in the Boulder area. I live in Highlands Ranch (South Denver) and would really like to have some events in this area with like minded individuals and families. Here is a little more about Humanistic Judaism:

Are you a secular Jew who wants to share Jewish culture and identity with your family? Do you want to enjoy Jewish holidays and celebrations without the supernatural underpinnings? Humanistic Judaism offers cultural and secular Jews a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It defines Judaism as the cultural and historical experience of the Jewish people.

Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines rational thinking with a deep connection to the Jewish people and its culture. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Judaism that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. Humanistic Jews celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events (such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvah) with inspirational ceremonies that draw upon but go beyond traditional symbols and liturgy.

And here is some information about our sponsoring community, Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism:
Beth Ami provides a place where secular Jews can find a comfortable home. We appeal to those who respect and love our Jewish heritage and want to affiliate with others with similar viewpoints. We are Jews who want Jewish studies for our children and ourselves, who want to observe Jewish holidays, appreciate Jewish culture, and express a connection with the Jewish people and Israel in a non-theistic setting.

Beth Ami Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is a warm, welcoming community that gathers to deepen our connections to each other as well as embrace our shared Humanistic Jewish identity. We celebrate major holidays, Shabbat/Havdalah, and life cycle events, including baby namings, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and memorial services. For more information visit bethami.com.

Upcoming events (2)

Beth Ami Readers Circle (a no pressure book group)

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The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
--Dr. Seuss

You probably have had time to read a few books during these cold and snowy months. So share a book you have read with the Circle. We discuss books with a Jewish and/or Humanistic theme. Just about any book falls under one of those categories. Or just dial-in to hear about books others recommend. It’s the book group that doesn't require reading the same book as everyone else, or even reading a book at all.

It’s Happy Hour! So snack and enjoy your favorite beverage while we savor and discuss the books.

The Zoom link will be sent when you click attend.

Beth Ami is the only Humanistic Jewish congregation in Colorado and is a proud affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. We celebrate Jewish holidays, learning and life cycle events through the secular lens of history, culture, and reason. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world without supernatural intervention.

Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy. We encourage anyone interested in learning about Humanistic Judaism to attend this and all our events.

This event is also listed on the Beth Ami - Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism meetup page.

Let's do Jewish together - Humanistically!

Good Movie Club/Purim/Shabbat - Humanistically

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How do you blend together The Good Movie Club, Purim and Shabbat? Creativity, creativity, creativity.

Watch the movie on our own, then gather on Zoom for a lively discussion. What a concept! That's how we roll at the Beth Ami Good Movie Club focused on provocative films with a connection to Jewish and/or Humanistic values.

The movie this time is Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. This film explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical, and features interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the
Broadway stage. The film is the first of its kind to examine the phenomenon that, over the 50-year period of its development, the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans.

Watch the film, think about it, and join in our brief Shabbat/Purim service and movie discussion.

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Interested? Do this:

  1. View the film before March 10, FREE on Vimeo.
  2. Click attend to receive our Meetup Zoom link.
  3. Join us on Friday, March 10 (6:00-7:30 PM) for a brief Shabbat/Purim service and vibrant movie discussion.

Beth Ami is the only Humanistic Jewish congregation in Colorado and is a proud affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. We celebrate Jewish holidays, learning and life cycle events through the secular lens of history, culture, and reason. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world without supernatural intervention.

Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to Jewish past, celebrate Jewish present and link to Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy. We encourage anyone interested in learning about Humanistic Judaism to attend this and all our events.

This event is also listed on the Beth Ami - Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism meetup page.

Let's do Jewish together - Humanistically!

Past events (43)

Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Zoom - Humanistically

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