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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.

      Membership Registration

      It’s not too early to register (or renew) your membership! After over two decades as our Rabbi, this will be Rabbi Peter’s last year as our leader. Join us as we celebrate and honor him with special events throughout the year.

      Don’t miss this very important year. Register Now.

      Enjoy your Summer!

      The City Congregation Communications Committee wishes our members and friends a relaxing, fun Summer. We’ll return with our regular monthly newsletters on Sept.1.

      Meanwhile we’ll be busy updating our calendar with events for 2017-2018. We’ll also be sending out periodic announcements about Summer events and information about the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah is September 21).

      Keep tuned, and don’t forget that sunblock!

      Who We Are

      We are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jewish partners of Jewish members. 

      We are singles, students, young families, and retirees. We are single parents, adoptive families, blended families, and families with no children.  We are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.  

      We believe that the freedom and dignity of the Jewish people must go hand in hand with the freedom and dignity of every human being. 

      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