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.

February 24, 2024
  • Shabbat Service | Program: Refugee Shabbat
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
March 2, 2024
  • Separation of Church and State: Vital in 1787, Critical Now
    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Golden Valley Library, 830 Winnetka Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427, USA
March 13, 2024
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: If interested in attending, please contact info@oremet.org; 612-787-7812
March 17, 2024
  • Jewish Cultural Sunday School #7
    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

Separation of Church and State: Vital in 1787, Critical Now
Or Emet program to feature speaker from Center for Victims of Torture
Reflections on Rabbi Sherwin Wine
Navigating antisemitism, Islamophobia and fear of the unknown
Winter 2023/Spring 2024 Illuminator Newsletter
Or Emet to host program on immigration detention in Minnesota
Immigration Through the Lens of Laws, Documents and Family Stories
Program to highlight customs, food and melodies of Sephardic Chanukah celebration
Or Emet to host ‘A Lifetime of Writing: Alan Miller’


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