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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 7 Folklore & Bubbemeises

      Learn about the new current hit revival and example par excellence of folklore, legends and bubbemeises, Fiddler on the Roof, from show producer and new City Congregation member, Jessica Genick.
      Jessica will be followed by Rabbi Peter’s presentation on the rich folklore literature that makes up a vital part of our Jewish culture.

      Details and more information.

      Feb 5 Shabbat

      Following our dinner of hoagies/subs/sides, welcome the Shabbat with us and stay for our insightful program, The Perspective of Our Youth. What are young people thinking about these days? What issues get them excited, enraged, hopeful? A panel of congregation members including teens and millennials will share their thoughts.

      More information and required registration by Feb. 3, if attending dinner.

      Feb 21 Shabbat Evaluation

      Familiar liturgy and rituals can be comforting but they also need to be updated from time to time to keep up with societal changes and changes within congregations.

      The newly formed Liturgy Committee, led by Dan Wyman, has begun the vital project of changing/revising/updating our Shabbat services. Please share your thoughts and join in the discussion whether you attend regularly, sporadically, or not at all. Be part of this vital project.

      A second session will be held at our March 4 Shabbat service.

      Feb 21 Shabbat Evaluation

      March 4 Shabbat Evaluation

      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