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Humanistic Judaism exec to speak on God, intermarriage

Paul Golin Paul Golin Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will present two talks in the Tampa Bay area.

Golin will address the first question other Jews ask about Humanistic Judaism: “Can You Be Jewish and Not Believe in God?” in a program on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa.

His topic will be “Intermarriage and the Jewish Future” when he speaks Thursday, March 2 at 3 p.m. at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg. With 58 percent of Jews now marrying outside the faith, the lecture will explain the movement’s perspective on this phenomenon, which its opponents have characterized as a “silent Holocaust.”

Golin, who became Humanistic Judaism’s executive director in 2016, is a former associate executive director of Big Tent Judaism/ Jewish Outreach Institute, and has written two books on intermarriage. Previous to that, he was a program associate for information technology at the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.

Humanistic Judaism, founded by Rabbi Sherwin Wine in 1967, has 30 congregations and havurot in North America. Humanistic Jews are interested in Jewish history and culture, and celebrate the holidays and observe the life cycle events without reference to a supernatural deity.

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