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Celebrating Humanistic Judaism by the San Francisco Bay

Most of our large-group events are held at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue at Masonic in Albany, CA; small group meetings held at various locations in the Bay Area.

March 28th SHABBAT 7:30 PM:
Member-led--all are welcome. Community Ctr, Rm l.

NEXT BAGEL BRUNCH: April 6th11:00 AM on the topic of human rights in the developing world. Come hear Gavriel Elkind from the American Jewish World Service. Albany Community Ctr, Rms l & ll. More info on our Calendar Page








Passover Poster Kol HadashPassover is coming -- Join us this year!

Kol Hadash is celebrating its humanistic Passover Seder on the evening of April 19th at the Albany Community Center. We have a unique and moving haggadah, a delicious meal, lovely music and great community spirit. If you are looking for a community seder with a secular and cultural perspective, you've found us.

Pre-registration is required. You can download our registration form here.

If you'd like a copy of our poster, you can download that here.

We Kol Hadash humanists claim Judaism as our own.

  • Do you appreciate saying what you mean, and meaning what you say at Jewish services?
  • Do you appreciate a community where your intermarried and nontraditional family is welcome to belong?
  • Is being among like-minded humanists a relief and a pleasure to you?

Then perhaps we are YOUR community too. Are you the one-in-five Jewish Americans who is not a believer, as described in the latest Pew Research Center's study? We are proud to observe Judaism in a manner that makes sense to us. We understand Judaism in the context of human history, and we renew our culture in the context of humanism. Please join us! Check out our services and events on our calendar page, and support us with your membership.

Interested in Humanistic Judaism but don't live close enough to Kol Hadash?

If you join Kol Hadash, we can connect you with members in your area, or help you start a Kol Hadash havurah for members who live near you.

For those of you who live in other areas of Northern California who are interested in starting a humanistic congregation, we encourage you to join the (national) Society for Humanistic Judaism, as you will receive technical assistance and support in nurturing the growth of your new community.