Humanistic Jewish Havurah (HJH) is a voice for Jews who value their Jewish identity and who seek an alternative to conventional Judaism. Humanistic Judaism affirms the right of individuals to shape their own lives independent of supernatural authority.
Organized Humanistic Judaism began in 1963 with the founding of the Birmingham Temple in Michigan by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine. The Naples-based Humanistic Jewish Havurah was formed in the late spring of 2008 and received its 501(c)(3) status in the summer of 2009. In December 2010 HJH became an affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, the central body for the Humanistic Jewish Movement in North America. More than half our membership resides in southwest Florida year round while the rest are snowbirds. Our organization is a member of the Collier County Jewish Federation.
Humanistic Jewish Havurah offers a variety of programs including a monthly community meeting, potluck Shabbat dinners, adult study, Yom Kippur commemoration, Hanukka and Passover celebrations.
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Current Board Members
Paula Creed, President
Cynthia E. Cook, Treasurer
Alan Cook , Herbert Herman , Maraline Rane , Dena Sklaroff , Joan Weinstein