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.

      Nov 18 A New Shabbat

      Refresh your spirits after an endless election cycle. Shabbat services will feature new and innovative liturgy, and include a new selection of songs plus some of our old favorites. After our service, Dan Wyman, our co-president, will moderate a discussion about an Einstein quote in our new liturgy.

      Stay for schmoozing and pot-luck dessert. Details are on our calendar.

      Oct 30 Pre Election Jitters

      In just a few days this long, interminable presidential election season will finally be over. Are we preparing for a nail biter or a landslide? Will we be going to the voting booth with enthusiasm? With anxiety? Here, we “turn to friends and family and community for comfort and support.”

      Learn more and register.

      Nov 13 Post Election Blues/Joy

      It’s all over, Baby Blue. But at what cost? How does our country heal from the invective spewed by not only candidates but also our “friends”? What is the “state of the nation”?

      Rabbi Peter will moderate this post election autopsy, Part Two of our Adult Perspectives election discussion.

      Learn more.

      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