Humanistic Judaism

Sherwin Wine’s lasting achievement was the articulation and establishment of Humanistic Judaism as a new alternative in modern Jewish life. Originally expressed through The Birmingham Temple, the congregation he helped found in 1963, the message would be spread nationally in the United States through the Society for Humanistic Judaism (1969) and internationally through the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (1985) and the International Federation for Secular Humanistic Judaism (1986). These collected writings and audio/video materials show both the evolution of Wine’s thought and the depth of his insight into contemporary Jewish life.