If synagogues hope to attract Jews like me, writes the new executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, they have to provide a clear understanding of how participation will improve their lives.
By JTA Mailman
To the Editor: I don’t question the right of secular and humanist Jews to define Judaism for themselves; however, it seems strange to call a ceremony devoid of references to God a bar or bat mitzvah. Mitzvah, in its original sense, means commandment (not a good deed), specifically behavior mandated by the Torah as interpreted… More ▸
By Sue Fishkoff
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations has demonstrated an ability to attract and hold its next generation in a world where most Jewish organizations wrack their brains trying to figure out what young people want. More ▸