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 (1)
“You shall not oppress a stranger... for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.” —Exodus 23:9
We welcome you to celebrate Passover/Pesach with the old and new themes of liberation and welcoming the stranger. Learn more about Beth Ami's ongoing team support of a newly-arrived Afghan family. We've had trials and tribulations, successes and progress, and now look forward to new initiatives with strangers who have become friends.
We will provide a Seder plate of ritual foods, a Humanistic Haggadah, songs and the opportunity to "do Jewish" in a meaningful way.
Enjoy the ritual and contemporary content. Dinner is not included, but socializing after the Seder is encouraged in this beautiful park setting.
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.
The event is free, but donations are appreciated. RSVP by April 4.
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This event is also posted on the Beth Ami Colorado Meetup page.
Let's do Jewish together - Humanistically!
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Past events (45)
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- Cindy U.
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