Paul Golin, Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will be discussing "Intermarriage and the Jewish Future". Fifty-eight percent of Jews now marry outside the faith, and this lecture explains the movement's perspective on this phenomenon, which its opponents have characterized as a "Silent Holocaust".
Humanistic Judaism, founded by Rabbi Sherwin Wine in 1967, has 30 congregations and havurot in North America. Humanistic Jews are interested in Jewish history and culture, and celebrate the holidays and observe the life cycle events without reference to a supernatural deity.
Paul Golin is a former Associate Executive Director of Big Tent Judaism, and has written two books on intermarriage.
Humanistic Jewish congregations are members of Federations across the country.
Attendees are invited to dine with Mr. Golin after the event.