Join us for a conversation with Paul Golin on the work of Jews for a Secular Democracy entitled: Jewish Values in Action for Religion-State Separation.
Jews for a Secular Democracy is a pluralistic initiative of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, working to counter the influence of religion on government policy by galvanizing the Jewish community to defend the separation of church and state.
Why a Jewish Initiative? Jews have benefited greatly from secular democracy, leading to success in America unprecedented in Diaspora history. Jews therefore have a moral responsibility as a historically-persecuted minority, to ensure that all others have the same freedoms we’ve enjoyed. Jews for a Secular Democracy draws upon Jewish history and teaching to advocate for a civil society that provides equality for people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Paul Golin is executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. For nearly two decades, Paul has helped Jewish organizations and movements better understand the key trends affecting North American Jewry, including intermarriage, engagement, disaffiliation, and inclusion. Paul’s writing has appeared in the Forward, the New York Jewish Week, Tablet, and elsewhere. He co-authored the books: 20 Things for Grandparents of Interfaith Grandchildren To Do (And Not Do) To Nurture Jewish Identity In Their Grandchildren (2007) and How To Raise Jewish Children…Even When You’re Not Jewish Yourself (2010). Paul previously served as associate executive director of Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute where he helped pioneer and refine effective engagement techniques.
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