Pass on your heritage and beliefs

At City Congregation's secular Jewish KidSchool, children learn a love of Jewish culture as well as the value of critical thinking in the pursuit of truth. Raise your kids to be part of an ancient civilization and the modern world at the same time.

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Judaism for the way we live now

Beyond “just Jewish,” the Humanistic movement is an expression of secular Judaism that celebrates human reason and human judgment. It is the continuing evolution of the culture and practices that have sustained and uplifted the Jewish people for centuries.

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A bar or bat mitzvah unlike any other

City Congregation has the meaningful and engaging bar or bat mitzvah experience your child deserves. Our individually tailored program gives secular Jewish teenagers a deep, personal, and lasting link to their heritage.

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Our services speak your language

Tradition and innovation go hand in hand at City Congregation’s joyful Friday evening Shabbat celebrations. Familiar melodies and values. Modern practices you can understand and stand behind. Plus fascinating cultural programs.

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Holidays for secular Jews

Join us for beautiful and moving celebrations that express traditional holiday themes while honoring human reason and dignity. We combine familiar passages with innovative language for holidays everyone can share.

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Welcome to The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, New York's home for secular and cultural Jews. Join a diverse and vibrant community where you can celebrate your heritage, refresh your spirit, and nourish your mind — without compromising your beliefs.

      Feb 10 Jewish Heretics

      Join us for a unique Shabbat service, with new liturgy and songs from TCC’s Liturgy Committee, followed by a program on Jewish heretics presented by Bennett Muraskin, one of the giants of secular Judaism. A familiar speaker at our programs, Bennett will talk about Jews who have challenged the status quo of Judaism over the ages. Stay for schmoozing and pot-luck dessert following this program.

      Please sign up here.

      Feb 26 Dealing with Racism

      Racism permeates our society, including in our own liberal New York bubble. If we are going to dismantle racism, we first must identify it.

      Join us in this critically important interactive workshop facilitated by Rebecca Kelly Golfman, a civil rights attorney, racial justice educator, and artist. Details are available about this program here.

      Feb 14 Why Talmud Study?

      Humanistic Jews studying Talmud? Why study the Talmud? Sounds incongruous, right? Not so. Join us for an intellectually stimulating evening studying the Tractate Bava Basra, in a nonthreatening small class setting. Our class is led by a Talmud scholar. Class is held at a private home in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, every other Monday evening, from 7-9pm.

      Registration required.

      Is City Congregation the right place for you?
      • Are you a humanist, freethinker, agnostic, or atheist?
      • Believe in a higher power but not traditional prayer?
      • Want to raise your kids Jewish but not religious?
      • Say what you believe and believe what you say
      • We embrace interfaith and multicultural families
      • An LGBT-friendly community