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.

January 26, 2022
  • Or Emet Book Club: 'The World That We Knew' by Alice Hoffman
    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
January 29, 2022
  • New and Prospective Member 'Virtual' Brunch
    Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Online
February 5, 2022
  • Online Shabbat Service and Program: Importance of Antiracist Curriculum in Schools
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Online only
February 9, 2022
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: If interested in attending, please contact info@oremet.org; 612-787-7812

All Events

Recent News

January JCS Brings Back the Boxes (Zoom, that is)
Or Emet to host online program on golem literature
Program to focus on interfaith coalition’s work to ensure religious diversity in Minnesota’s social studies standards
Or Emet’s 2021 Hanukkah party was a hit!
December JCS
Winter 2021-2022 Illuminator Newsletter
Or Emet to host program on Birobidzhan: The Siberian Jewish ‘homeland’
November Jewish Cultural School News
Or Emet to host Shabbat service, program on giants of Yiddish literature


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