Soloist Janet Hammer
Jewish Congregation is a compelling option for modern Jewish
identity in the San Diego Area.
understand Judaism as the
human-centered history, culture, civilization, ethical
values, and shared experiences of the Jewish people. We
believe that individuals shape their own lives independent
of a supernatural authority.
You may recognize that our
humanistic views of Jewish culture, traditions, and
observances correspond with the way in which you would like
to cherish your Judaism. Our warm, caring community
welcomes anyone who identifies with Judaism, including
We hope our website will give you an
understanding of Humanistic Judaism and we encourage you to
visit our congregation. Please feel free to
for more information.
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For all of our events, we will be having an ongoing food
collection for needy families.
Please bring non-perishable items and we will distribute
them throughout San Diego County.
April 26 at 10:30am
Annual Meeting & Potluck
Mt. La Jolla Clubhouse
5490 Caminito Herminia, La Jolla
easy these days to be a Humanistic Jew.” Rabbi Sherwin Wine,
founder of the movement of Secular Humanistic Judaism in 1985,
declared this more than twenty years after he formed the first
SHJ community in Michigan. Today, fifty-one years later, is this
statement still accurate? In order to answer that question, we
must assert what we do believe and what value those beliefs hold
Meeting on Saturday, April 26 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a
presentation and dis-
cussion centered on what it means to be a secular Humanistic Jew
today. This program is a great opportunity for guests to attend
and find out more about Kahal Am and the SHJ movement.
will be held at the Mt. La Jolla Clubhouse, 5490 Caminito
Herminia, La Jolla. There is parking and the clubhouse is
handicap accessible. Note the different location and see the
directions on the calendar page.
A potluck lunch will follow the
program. We ask our members to please use our
sign up form to bring food
for the potluck.
May 3 at 10:00am
Adult Education Class
North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Dr., La Jolla
we will present our fourth class in the series Secular
Spirituality: Passionate Journey to a Rational Judaism. We
will show a video featuring a lecture by Norbert Samuelson on
"Science and Spirituality."
is the Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State
University in the Department of Religious Studies. He has
published seven books and over two hundred articles in the field
of Jewish philosophy including, "Judaism and the Doctrine of
Creation,” “Revelation and the God of Israel,” and “Jewish
Philosophy: An Historical Introduction."
explore the idea that Einstein's life may serve as a model for
Jewish spirituality in the framework of secular humanistic
Judaism. We will discuss questions such as: Was Einstein
secular? Did he believe in God? Was Einstein spiritual? Was
Einstein a humanist?
us on Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. at the North University
Community Library, 8820 Judicial Drive, La Jolla. Admission is
free and no texts are required. For information contact Gary
email@example.com or 858-549-3088.
May 17 at 10:30am
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas
4,000 years Jerusalem has been a precious jewel coveted by
millions all over the Western world. Today Jews, Muslims, and
Christians debate over who should possess it. The Jewish
experience of exile has inspired poets to write of its majesty,
as in psalm 127, "If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem, let my right
hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my
tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem
above my chief joy."
May 17 Shabbat celebration, starting at 10:30 a.m., Madrikha
Beverly will share stories highlighting the history, culture,
and geography of this remarkable site. Join us for a pleasant
Sabbath celebration with music, a little ritual activity, and a
sharing of Jerusalem memories. An oneg refreshment will follow
18 from 11am-4pm
Nobel Athletic Field, La Jolla
Join us at
the San Diego Jewish community fair honoring the independence of
Israel ̶ Yom Ha'atzmaut. Jews will gather at Nobel Athletic
Field on Sunday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to enjoy
Israeli culture through food, music, dancing, products, and art.
There will be many activities such as a petting zoo that
children will enjoy. An easy Friendship Walk precedes the
festival at 10:00 a.m. (walk registration is at 9:00 a.m. in the
same location). WE CAN USE YOUR HELP at the booth for Kahal Am.
Call Madrikha Beverly if you are available at 858-549-3088.