Vsevolozhsky per. 2, Moscow, 113303, OROSIR, Russia
Phone: 7 095 201 3711 Fax: 7 095 201 3631
If you believe that cultural Judaism is important to a contemporary Jewish identity and that cultural Jewish communities and an organized Humanistic voice enhance the Jewish experience for secular and Humanistic Jews, then SHJ is for you.
Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that celebrates Jewish culture without supernatural underpinnings. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. We believe in the human capacity to create a better world.
At last, humanists who identify with Jewish history and culture, who prize their Jewish roots and want to participate in Jewish holidays and programs without reference to God or the supernatural, have a place …. No more “wondering” around, alone in the wilderness! (Central Ohio Humanist, May-June 2010).
The community "Migdal Ohr" formed around the eponymous Jewish school, which opened in 1991. At the root of its foundation was Rabbi Elazar Nezdatny . Members of the community have become graduates and high school teacher, and a variety of youth programs, acting on its base. In 18 years of existence, it has become a community of people united by an interest in in-depth study of their history and national heritage. On the basis of the Community held Shabbat, holidays, education and communication for interests. The community "Migdal Or" is located in the historic center of the city near the underground stations of Technology Inst and Sennaya Square.
Vsevolozhskiy Pereulok 2, Moscow, 119034, Entrance 1, Russia
Phone: 7-095-201-3711 Fax: 7-095-201-3631
Progressive Judaism is rooted in the Bible, especially the teachings of the Hebrew Prophets. It is founded on authentic manifestations of Jewish creativity, ancient and modern, particularly those that stress inwardness and desire to learn what God expects from us: justice and equality, democracy and peace, personal fulfillment and collective obligations.
The practices of Progressive Judaism are anchored in Jewish thought and tradition. They seek to extend the range of observance by granting full equality to all Jews, irrespective of gender and sexual orientation, while challenging laws that are contrary to Judaism's fundamental principles.
Of the 12 million Jews in the world today, nearly one-third live in countries where Jewish life is weak and where there are few opportunities for meaningful Jewish practice. It is the World Union's goal to ensure that all Jews have access to the vibrant Jewish life that can best inspire them spiritually and bring their communities together practically. We are committed to this sacred task.