What is Humanistic Judaism?
Humanistic Judaism is distinguished from the other branches of Judaism, in that it's human-centered. Humanistic Judaism is one of the newer branches or denominations of Judaism. It was founded in the 1960's by Rabbi Sherwin Wine, who was ordained and had served as a Reform rabbi, and organized the first HJ congregation in suburban Detroit. In 1969 he and others founded the national Society for Humanistic Judaism, to help establish affiliates in other cities and to serve as a central resource for humanistic Jews..