The Light Within Us: What Humanistic Jews Want Their Children to Know About Being Jewish

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Or Emet will host Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, for a discussion about secular vs. traditional Jewish education, drawing on participant experiences. We’ll talk about the goals of education as a means to build our children’s ethical foundations, their critical-thinking skills, and as a way to understand where they fit in to the broad sweep of Jewish history.

In addition to his role with the Society for Humanistic Judaism, Golin is a writer, speaker, advocate, and consultant on the most important issues facing the organized Jewish community in America today, including intermarriage, outreach, engagement, disaffiliation, and inclusion.

Or Emet is celebrating 30 years as a congregation affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ). We are hosting SHJ Executive Director Paul Golin for a weekend of festivities honoring our founding leaders, and shaping our future with serious conversations about this important branch of Judaism, including the education of our children, civic participation, and the future of Or Emet, an engaged Humanistic Jewish congregation located in the Twin Cities.

Or Emet adult programs are free and open to the public, and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural School at the St. Paul Talmud Torah, 768 Hamline Avenue South.

For more information contact Dave Zukor at [email protected] or visit Please direct general inquiries about Or Emet to [email protected].


October 14
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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