Leadership Conference of Secular & Humanistic Jews
In 1982, the Leadership Conference of Secular and Humanistic Jews was established to facilitate communication and cooperation among leaders in Secular and Humanistic Jewish organizations, as well as to certify and establish ethical standards and professional guidelines for leaders in the movement and provide continuing education for the Movement leadership. New leaders/madrikhim-ot/vegvayzers and educators are trained in the Leadership Program of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism and certified by IISHJ. Leaders are ordained Secular Humanistic Jewish clergy, able to officiate Jewish, Humanistic or intercultural weddings or other significant lifecycle observances, create and conduct Secular and Humanistic Jewish festival services and observances, teach adults and children, and speak about Jewish topics or about Secular Humanistic Judaism at public events.
In 2012, the LCSHJ website was consolidated with this site. To find information related to the history of the Secular and Humanistic Jewish movement, visit our Secular Humanistic Judaism and our Organizations pages. For more on the philosophy of Secular Humanistic Judaism, visit our Adult Resources page. To find local communities, visit the affiliates pages of the Society for Humanistic Judaism and the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations.
We have preserved a selection of important LCSHJ resolutions and the LCSHJ’s wonderful Frequently Asked Questions page. If you are looking for a life cycle ceremony officiant, visit our Alumni page or contact us for more information.