Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism


You Don't Have to Be a Traditional Jew to Share in Jewish Tradition

There are many good reasons for joining a congregation. Are you seeking a community to share celebrations as well as difficult times? Looking for a place to observe the New Year and Passover, a place where you don’t have to choose between your intellect and your heart?

By becoming a member of Kol Hadash, you will:

  • Support the only congregation for Humanistic Judaism in the Bay Area
  • Celebrate Shabbat, holiday and life-cycle events in a community that shares your values
  • Have the opportunity to join our small groups, like discussion, book/film group, or lunch bunch in the Bay Area
  • Attend New Years services without charge, as will your parents
  • Receive our e-newsletter each month with activities and news
  • Pay reduced fees to attend our Passover Seder for yourself and your family
  • Become a member of the national Society for Humanistic Judaism and receive their quarterly publication Humanistic Judaism
  • Become involved in Social Justice efforts with other humanistic Jews
  • Have the opportunity to make a contribution as a volunteer offering your talents and input
  • Help build your community and the world-wide movement of Humanistic Judaism with your tangible support and formal affiliation.


Kol Hadash offers three types of yearly membership, due on September 1st of the year. Payments can be made in installments upon request (except for special first-time introductory rate).

* 2- person/ Family Membership: $300 1st-time introductory rate donation (usually $725 for 2+ adults/children)
* Individual/SIngle-Parent Membership: $200 1st-time introductory rate donation (usually $425)
* Full-time Student Membership & those < 30 yrs old: $100 donation
* DIaspora Member (> 1 hour travel time): $100 donation

Cost of New Year Services for nonmembers can be fully credited towards membership if joining before November 1st.

Special arrangements can be made for individuals or families who may need financial assistance—please call 510-982-1455.  We aspire to make KH membership accessible to all who wish to join.

By completing our membership application and submitting it with your check, you will be enrolled as a member of Kol Hadash, the Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism, and also of the National Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ).

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