Like many other Jews in the modern world, we in Or Emet are secular.
Although we are non-theistic, we are proudly Jewish and value what we
have in common with all other Jews. And like a great many Jews and
non-Jews, we embrace humanism, along with our Jewish heritage, as an
important source of values and ethics. These elements (secularism,
cultural Judaism, and humanism) come together in Humanistic Judaism,
offering an alternative in contemporary Jewish life.
Emet’s Mission is to be a caring and stimulating community celebrating
humanistic Judaism. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered
philosophy that combines rational thinking with the celebration of
Jewish culture and identity.
Or Emet welcomes all who identify with the history and culture of the
Jewish people and with the principles of Humanistic Judaism. The
congregation offers a humanistic Jewish alternative for those who wish
to celebrate Judaism in a creative and continually evolving community
that includes single individuals, intercultural families and children
of all ages.
Or Emet (the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism) is an affiliate of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), an
international movement based in Detroit, Michigan, which has affiliates
in North and South America, Israel, Europe and Australia.