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.

September 25, 2022
  • Rosh Hashanah Eve Service
    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
  • Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
    Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 26, 2022
  • Tashlich Service
    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: In person and online
September 27, 2022
  • Rosh Hashanah ends at sundown
    Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All Events

Recent News

All welcome to join Or Emet’s 2022 High Holiday services 
Program to highlight oral histories of Or Emet’s early members
Fall 2022 Illuminator Newsletter
Shabbat program to focus on the power of Jewish stories
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


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