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.

June 4, 2023
  • Jewish Cultural Sunday School #10
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Talmud Torah of St Paul, 768 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116, USA
  • Or Emet Annual Meeting
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Talmud Torah of St Paul, 768 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116, USA
June 11, 2023
  • St. Paul Saints vs. Iowa Cubs Baseball Game
    Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
June 14, 2023
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: If interested in attending, please contact info@oremet.org; 612-787-7812

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Recent News

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