A bar or bat mitzvah unlike any other

City Congregation has the meaningful and engaging bar or bat mitzvah experience your child deserves. Our individually tailored program gives secular Jewish teenagers a deep, personal, and lasting link to their heritage.

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Our services speak your language

Tradition and innovation go hand in hand at City Congregation’s joyful Friday evening Shabbat celebrations. Familiar melodies and values. Modern practices you can understand and stand behind. Plus fascinating cultural programs.

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Pass on your heritage and beliefs

At City Congregation's secular Jewish KidSchool, children learn a love of Jewish culture as well as the value of critical thinking in the pursuit of truth. Raise your kids to be part of an ancient civilization and the modern world at the same time.

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Holidays for secular Jews

Join us for beautiful and moving celebrations that express traditional holiday themes while honoring human reason and dignity. We combine familiar passages with innovative language for holidays everyone can share.

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Judaism for the way we live now

Beyond “just Jewish,” the Humanistic movement is an expression of secular Judaism that celebrates human reason and human judgment. It is the continuing evolution of the culture and practices that have sustained and uplifted the Jewish people for centuries.

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Welcome to The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, New York's home for secular and cultural Jews. Join a diverse and vibrant community where you can celebrate your heritage, refresh your spirit, and nourish your mind — without compromising your beliefs.

      Jan 11 Theater of the Oppressed NYC

      Join us for our Fourth Annual Forum Theatre Play presented by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. This year’s show will be created and performed by members of the 13th Street Housing Works, is based on the real-life experiences of the ensemble. Blood/Work: You Shoulda Told Me examines the connections between education, employment, and access to information regarding an individual’s health.

      All are welcome at this free event.

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      Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year

      The City Congregation Communications Committee takes this opportunity to wish our fellow City Congregation members and friends a very Happy Chanukah, filled with lights, latkes, and warmth, and a Happy and Healthy New Year. We are the folks who email you monthly newsletters, announcements, and are responsible for The City Congregation website. We have our own email address if you want to send news you want to share, complaints you have about our emails or website. We’d be glad to receive compliments too! Let us hear from you in 2015.

      Jan. 9 Chinese Dinner Shabbat

      Jews and Chinese Food?! Now, THAT’S Tradition! Our second annual Shabbat Social Outing will be held at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown. Join us!

      RSVP required so we can reserve enough tables.

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      Is City Congregation the right place for you?
      • Are you a humanist, freethinker, agnostic, or atheist?
      • Believe in a higher power but not traditional prayer?
      • Want to raise your kids Jewish but not religious?
      • Say what you believe and believe what you say
      • We embrace interfaith and multicultural families
      • An LGBT-friendly community