American Judaism
Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations
The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations most clearly continues the secularized Jewish perspective that emerged in the Jewish phase of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. As founded in 1969, the Congress offers an alternative to both Reform Judaism and the religious humanism of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. Members seek to affirm their Jewish cultural/ethnic identity apart from any religious affirmations. The Center for Cultural Judaism is a prominent secular Jewish center in New York City that exists independently from the Congress.