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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.

December 7th, Sunday 11 am - Bagel Brunch on "Popping Myths and Addressing Meaning in Human Movement". Speaker: Betsy Keller Kagan, MFA, CMA, RMT. Ask questions, and of course nosh and schmooze!

For more information on these and other upcoming events, see our Calendar Page.








Celebrate Chanukah with Kol Hadash on Saturday Dec 20, 6 pm . . .

  • Delicious and plentiful potluck meal
  • Short, meaningful service with song-leading by Ben Brussell
  • Fun entertainment
  • Wonderful silent auction fundraiser for Kol Hadash

For details on the potuck and other information, please see our Calendar.

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.

Kol Hadash Family Havurah to start this fall!

All families who are raising Jewish secular humanist children and grandchildren are invited to attend and help develop community. With our rich Jewish culture and shared values, and our wonderful children and grandchildren, we will grow a warm, nurturing and imaginative group for friendship, learning and growth. If you would like to be notified of our first meeting and future meetings, please Email us.

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.