Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

"A Home for Wondering Jews"



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Welcome to Or Emet

Or Emet — the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism — is grounded in Jewish culture and offers a meaningful Jewish community for secular Jews and others who love to learn about and celebrate the richness of Jewish culture, history, values and traditions.

Based in the Twin Cities, Or Emet is centered around humanism, a philosophy that holds that people make the human world the way it is independent of supernatural authority, and which embraces reason and science as the paths to knowledge. We welcome interfaith and multicultural families and individuals.

Our members include secular Jews, cultural Jews, unaffiliated Jews, atheists, agnostics, and wondering members of many different religions and backgrounds.

Our Jewish Cultural Sunday School provides students ages 3 through Bat/Bar Mitzvah (B Mitzvah) an opportunity to be part of a Jewish community while learning about Jewish culture, values and history as documented by scholarship, rather than as told in religious texts.


Please note: Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet's events calendar.

August 20, 2022
September 9, 2022
  • Shabbat Service | Program: The Lamed Vavnik and the Power of Jewish Stories
    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Barry Family Campus - Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA and online
September 14, 2022
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: If interested in attending, please contact info@oremet.org; 612-787-7812
September 18, 2022
  • Jewish Cultural Sunday School #1
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Talmud Torah of St Paul, 768 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116, USA

All Events

Recent News

Spring/Summer 2022 Illuminator Newsletter
Or Emet cheers on the Saints!
2021-2022 Winds Up Live & In Person!
A beautiful day in May for JCSS
Program to focus on carbon reduction and clean energy solutions
Or Emet to collect nonperishable food, personal and home care items
Or Emet to host post-Arbor Day tribute to trees
The Sun Shines on April JCSS
Or Emet program to focus on responsible action to prevent child gun death


Jewish Cultural Sunday School and Adult Program
Humanistic Shabbat Service and Adult Program