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Jewish Secular Humanism

Humanistic Judaism celebrates Jewish life while foregoing appeals for divine intervention, instead putting our faith in human reason and human power as the best vehicles for improving the world. This belief system underscores Peretz Centre's cultural celebrations as well as our educational programs.

Next Week at Peretz Centre

Chanukah Second Candle Party .
Chanukah Second Candle Party .
Grab a sufganiyah, light the Chanukiyah, and join us for a creative celebration! Let's make some messy art together. ** Bring your own Chanukiah, and let's share in a community lighting experience.
Dec 08, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6184 Ash St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3G9, Canada

Pnei Mitzva


Make sure your child has a spot in this one-of-a-kind, secular cultural program for Jewish teens.


Community Theater


Discover the joy of Community Theater as you embark on an 8-week journey with Samantha Levy.

Exploring Jewish Writers Program

Each week the group reads and discusses an English-language text by a Jewish writer.

Shalom Aleichem Speakers Program

Weekly discussion of a topic selected and introduced by one of the group members.

Additional Resources

  • Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations —The CSJO is composed of independent organizations whose unity of purpose is a secular expression of our Jewish heritage, with particular emphasis on the cultural and ethical precepts of Jewish learning.

  • Society for Humanistic Judaism — Humanistic Judaism is a nontheistic congregational alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan.

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