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Celebrating Humanistic Judaism by the San Francisco Bay

Upcoming Special Events

Join us at our humanistic erev Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services with music, song, poetry, readings, yummy food (Rosh Hashanah) and inspiration to bring in the new year.. Registration is required; please download our registration form.

Most of our large-group events are held at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue at Masonic in Albany, CA; small group meetings held at various locations in the Bay Area.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, see our Calendar Page.







Old-timers, Newcomers, LGBTQ and Intermarried Families: Welcome to Kol Hadash!

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US FOR NEW YEAR: Register for Erev Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, Sep 20, 7:30 pm, and Erev Yom Kippur on Friday, Sep. 29, 7:30 pm. Download our registration form here.



We Kol Hadash humanists claim Judaism as our own.

  • Do you appreciate saying what you mean, and meaning what you say at Jewish services?
  • Do you appreciate a community where your intermarried and nontraditional family is welcome to belong?
  • Is being among like-minded humanists a relief and a pleasure to you?

Then perhaps we are YOUR community too. Are you the one-in-five Jewish Americans who is not a believer, as described in the latest Pew Research Center's study? We are proud to observe Judaism in a manner that makes sense to us. We understand Judaism in the context of human history, and we renew our culture in the context of humanism. Please join us! Check out our services and events on our calendar page, and support us with your membership.


Interested in Humanistic Judaism but don't live close enough to Kol Hadash?

If you join Kol Hadash, we can connect you with members in your area, or help you start a Kol Hadash havurah for members who live near you.

For those of you who live in other areas of Northern California who are interested in starting a humanistic congregation, we encourage you to join the (national) Society for Humanistic Judaism, as you will receive technical assistance and support in nurturing the growth of your new community.