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The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle (SHJC) is a local group whose mission is to meet the affiliative needs of cultural, humanist, secular Jews (and their non-Jewish family members/partners) in the greater Tucson area.

We see ourselves as a caring and stimulating community and alternative to conventional Judaism. Although we are secular and non-theistic, as are many other Jews in our modern world, we are proudly Jewish and value what we have in common with all other Jews. We welcome everyone who connects with the history and culture of the Jewish people and the principles of Humanistic Judaism.

What We Believe

We draw strength from the history, culture, and achievements of our people.  
We see Jewish history as testimony to the continuing struggle for universal human dignity.  
We create and observe secular interpretations of Jewish rituals, services, and celebrations.  
We include study, questioning, discussion, and social justice as examples of Jewish values.  
We believe that action to create social justice is an affirmation of our Jewish identity.  
We seek solutions to human conflicts that respect the freedom, dignity, and self-esteem of every human being.  
We believe that human beings have the responsibility for solving human problems.  
As non-deists, our values are independent of a supernatural authority.  
We rely on sources such as reason, observation, experimentation, creativity, and artistic expression to address questions about the world and to seek understanding of our experiences.  

How to Navigate Our Site

Usually the position of the computer screen cursor on your computer is controlled by your mouse. However, it may also be controlled by other devices such as a fingerpad, touch screen, or keyboard keys. It may appear as an I-beam, a small arrow (most common) or an icon that you have chosen.

On this site when the cursor is positioned on a link, the phrase or word of the link will change color. This is true of every link on our SHJC site. Clicking on a link will take you to a new place on the current page or in most cases to a new page.

The calendar events for SHJC are often listed just under the SHJC logo at the top of this home page. They also appear on our calendar page. If you click on one of the events listed on this page, it will often link you to a page that offers more details about the event.

The words on the broken, heavy blue line near the top of every page is called a navigation bar or menu bar. The navigation bar lists all the major pages on our SHJC site from left to right starting with Home, then Membership, Newsletter, and so on. When you place your cursor on any one of those links, the word or phrase will change color. This color change tells you that clicking on that link will take you to a new page or a new place on the current page. The navigation bar appears on every major page of the SHJC site.

In some cases, returning to the page you just left may require that you click the return arrow near the upper left corner of your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari).

The last link on the navigation/menu bar is Contact. The Contact link opens your default email program. Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Gmail, and Postbox are a few of the most popular mail programs/clients.



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