Rabbi Sherwin Wine founded the International Federation of Secular Humanistic Jews in 1986.  Tragically, Rabbi Wine was killed in Morocco in July 2007, leaving his cherished global umbrella organization, created to unify world secular and humanistic Jewry, with a void that current management is hard pressed to sustain as a facsimile, let alone expand from its eleven country base.

The Federation’s objective was not to minister to individuals, causing its name to become a bit of a misnomer.  Thus, on June 14, 2008, its successor was incorporated in Washington, the District of Columbia, as the International Federation for Secular & Humanistic Judaism (“IFSHJ”).  In order to fully grasp the IFSHJ’s mission, it is recommended that the corporate charter, published herein, be studied by the reader. Since the definition of secularism is intrinsic in humanism, our rabbis identify themselves, as do most adherents, as members of the religious denomination, Humanistic Judaism.

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   Judaism for Everyone ... without Dogma

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

                          - Albert Einstein

"The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence -- these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it."  (The World As I See It,) p.143

- Albert Einstein