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Shabbat Service- the Future of Liberal Judaism

  • Kol Shalom Center 1509 Southwest Sunset Boulevard Suite 1E Portland, OR, 97239 United States (map)

Why are people walking away? Congregational life is on the decline in liberal denominations of all American religions. The rise of the “nones” — those who say they have no religion — drives disaffiliation. What benefits of “belonging” might they be missing? Or have they found it elsewhere? What kind of reinvention might be necessary on the part of liberal Judaism, and Secular Humanistic Judaism in particular, to remain relevant and engage more newcomers? Explore these challenges and more with Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.