Sadly, Dr. Harold Londer died on July 29, 2020. Since founding Or Emet in 1983, along with the late Dr. Larry Garfin (1934-1993), Harold dedicated himself to guiding the congregation with energy and vision. Ordained as a Madrikh (ritual leader) in 2007, he officiated at lifecycle events and services until transitioning to Madrikh Emeritus in 2018. Harold’s death is an incalculable loss to Or Emet and to Humanistic Judaism.

Dr. Londer’s obituary was in the StarTribune on August 2, 2020.

Donations are welcome to the Harold Londer Or Emet Memorial Fund at, Contributions will carry Harold’s legacy forward and help build Or Emet’s congregational leadership.



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