Sherwin Wine

American rabbi Sherwin Wine

Sherwin Theodore Wine was a rabbi and a founding figure in Humanistic Judaism. Originally ordained a Reform rabbi, Wine founded the Birmingham Temple, the first congregation of Humanistic Judaism in 1963, in Birmingham, Michigan, outside Detroit, Michigan (the temple later relocated to its current location in Farmington Hills, Michigan). In 1969 Wine founded the Society for Humanistic Judaism.
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Pint-Sized Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer Breaks Down in Tears as She Wins 'America's Got Talent'
Yahoo News - 5 months
She was taught ventriloquism by none other than Miss Louisiana, Laryssa Bonacquisti.
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Landrieu Primed to Lead Energy Panel – If She Wins Reelection
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
It’s been 18 years since Louisiana saw one of its own lead the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, arguably the most important congressional panel to the energy-rich state.
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Deity dilemma: 'God doubters' look for place in Jewish life -
Google News - over 6 years
That movement, founded by the late Rabbi Sherwin Wine, adopts many of the rituals of traditional Judaism but deletes the references to God. Alana Shindler serves as head of the rituals and celebrations committee for Kol Hadash, a Humanistic
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Little-known non-cutting ritual appeals to some who oppose circumcision - Cleveland Jewish News
Google News - over 6 years
According to Gottfried, the earliest known brit shalom ceremony was performed around 1970 by her mentor, Rabbi Sherwin Wine, the founder of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. In 2002, the Leadership Conference of Secular and Humanistic Jews issued a
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Humanistic Judaism to be explored at library - Arizona Daily Star
Google News - almost 7 years
Humanistic Judaism was established as an organized group in 1963 in Detroit, when Rabbi Sherwin Wine started the Birmingham Temple. It seeks a connection with Jewish culture, tradition, and history. Participants at the local event will learn more about
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Sherwin Wine, 79, Founder Of Splinter Judaism Group
NYTimes - over 10 years
Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, founder of a movement in Judaism that says there is no reason to believe in God but that the religion's highest ethical traditions and the value of each person should be revered, died on Saturday in Essaouira, Morocco. He was 79 and lived in Birmingham, Mich. Rabbi Wine was killed in a car accident while on vacation with his
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Belief in the Ritual, if Not the Miracle
NYTimes - about 21 years
Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Feast of Lights, which began on Thursday at sundown, weaves two stories -- one mundane, the other miraculous. It commemorates a historic event, the victory of the Jewish warrior Judah the Maccabee over the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes 22 centuries ago, as described in the ancient books of the Maccabees. But then
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Miss Lindenauer Weds P.A. Weinberg
NYTimes - over 31 years
Deborah Beth Lindenauer, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. Martin Lindenauer of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Peter Amory Weinberg, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Weinberg Jr. of Greenwich, Conn., were married yesterday. Rabbi Sherwin Wine and the Rev. Alanson Houghton, an Episcopal priest who is the bridegroom's uncle, performed the ceremony at the Michigan
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  • 2007
    Age 79
    Died in 2007.
    On July 21, 2007, Wine and his longtime life partner Richard McMains were in a taxicab headed to a hotel from dinner in Essaouira, Morocco, when their cab was hit by another vehicle.
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  • 1982
    Age 54
    Wine served as President of both of these organizations from 1982 until 1993.
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  • 1981
    Age 53
    Wine also founded several organizations that are not specifically Jewish. In 1981, he and others created the Voice of Reason for the purpose of responding to the upsurge of right-wing political activism by religious leaders such as Rev. Jerry Falwell.
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  • 1969
    Age 41
    First, in 1969, the Society for Humanistic Judaism was formed by Wine’s Birmingham Temple; a previously Reform congregation in Illinois headed by Rabbi Daniel Friedman, who had led the congregation from Reform to Humanistic Judaism after learning about Wine’s work in Michigan; and a congregation in Westport, Connecticut which had been organized by a member of the Birmingham Temple who had moved to Connecticut.
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  • 1963
    Age 35
    He began leading services for the new group, initially eight families, in September 1963 in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
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  • 1959
    Age 31
    In the fall of 1959, he joined a group in Windsor, Ontario just across the Detroit River in Canada to organize a new Reform congregation, also called Beth El.
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  • 1958
    Age 30
    In November 1958, he returned to Temple Beth El in Detroit.
  • 1957
    Age 29
    Wine began his service as an Army chaplain in January 1957 and was stationed in Korea.
  • 1951
    Age 23
    Despite his movement away from theism, Wine decided to join the clergy rather than academia and in 1951 enrolled in the rabbinic program at Reform Judaism's Hebrew Union College.
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  • 1928
    Age 0
    Born in 1928.
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