American Judaism
Society for Humanistic Judaism
By the 1960s, the more liberal wing of the reform movement was moving even beyond even Reform theological approaches and adopted a Humanist stance. They differed from both the American Ethical Union in their desire to maintain the religious trappings of the synagogue led by a rabbi. That stance led to the formation of the Society for Humanistic Judaism founded in 1963 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine who proposed the idea of continuing a Jewish religious life apart from any affirmation of the existence of god.