Welcome to Shirat HaNefesh
Join Rabbi Gilah for Shabbat morning services and a Rabbi's Table led by Rabbi Bob Saks -- an abridged reading of Rebbe Nachman's tale, The King's Son and the Son of the Maid. This is a relatively unfamiliar genre of Jewish literature -- the extended story. We'll be interpreting its kabbalistic symbolism of this charming allegory whose theme is the journey of the soul. Services start at 9:30 in the Community Room, Rabbi's Table at 10:45, and a light kiddush at noon. All are welcome!
Join us on Friday night August 24, for a special Sephardi Selichot service as we enter the penitential season. We will begin with Sephardic Selichot melodies at 6:30, move into Kabbalat Shabbat and the evening service, followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner. Share in the sweetness -- from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Join Hazzan Ramón for a musical service and Torah reading for Parashat Ki Teitzei. Services start at 9:30, with a kiddush at noon.
Join us as Shirat HaNefesh celebrates the Bat Mitzvah of Daniela Amann, who will be called to the Torah on Shabbat Ki Tavo. Mazel tov to Paula and Daniela, and the whole mishpachah! Services begin at 9:30 in the Sanctuary, followed by a kiddush at noon in Harlow Hall.
Start the High Holiday season off with a special evening of Selihot Under the Stars, on the patio outside the Community Room of NC4.After a potluck dessert reception, Hazzan Ramón will lead us in Havdalah. We’ll kick off SHN’s year-long French Jewish series with a short film, The Infamous Dreyfus Affair, with a discussion afterwards. Rabbi Gilah will join us in leading the Selihot service, starting at about 10:15 p.m.
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Meets at North Chevy Chase Christian Church
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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A Warm Welcome from Our Clergy
Rabbi Gilah Langner
We fill our services with beautiful music of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions, and we consider no question too foolish or too deep to put to the rabbi. Bring your cup of coffee and your kids. Wherever you are on your Jewish path, come find a home at Shirat HaNefesh. Rabbi Langner and Hazzan Tasat
Hazzan (Cantor) Ramón Tasat
Shirat Hanefesh Programs 2018 – 2019
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!
On the last Friday night of each month, join us for a short service welcoming Shabbat, a potluck vegetarian dinner, and a speaker or program. 6:30-9:00 p.m. Our kick-off is on September 28, with an interfaith dinner in the sukkah.
Sept. 28: Spread Over Us a Shelter of Peace: Dinner in the Sukkah with NC4 communities
Oct. 26: Aging in Place in a Community “Village”
Nov. 30: French Jewish Cuisine
Dec. 21: Jheanelle Wilkins on the next Maryland legislative session
Jan. 25: Tu B’Shvat Seder with speaker on Food Forests
Feb. 22: Racial Justice
Mar. 29: What Does Israel Know about Wireless that We Don’t?
Mar. 29: Climate Change
Join Hazzan Ramón Tasat as he presents a series of lectures and concerts focusing on the music, culture, and situation of French Jewry, with Evelyne Tzoukermann and Susan Barocas, and choral music by Kolot HaLev.
Sept 1: Selichot film: The Infamous Dreyfus Affair
Nov. 30: French Jewish Cuisine with Susan Barocas
Dec. 8: Shabbat, Hanukkah and the New Month: Vive la Difference! with Kolot HaLev
TBD: Reflections on Growing Up in France with Evelyne Tzoukermann
June 2: Kolot HaLev in concert:
Les Chansons Juifs – Portraits of Jewish Music in France
The main focus of social justice work at Shirat HaNefesh this year is racial justice. Join us for study sessions, speakers, joint social justice campaigns with other communities, an interfaith visit to the Anacostia Museum, and another uplifting Interfaith Freedom Seder.
Sept. 16: David Rotenstein on
Silver Spring’s Racial History (at SSUMC)
Dec. 21: Jheanelle Wilkins
Jan. 5, 26: Rabbi’s Tables on
Talking About Race, the Black-Jewish Alliance
Feb. 22: Racial Justice speaker
April 7: Interfaith Freedom Seder
Once or twice a month, we expand the Torah service into a one-hour study and discussion session, seminar-style, from 10:45 to 11:45 on Shabbat morning. Rabbi’s Tables are led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Rabbi Bob Saks, Gideon Amir, as well as other invited guests.
A Sample of Upcoming Tables:
Sept. 8: Rabbi Gilah on the Social Justice Hevruta (Fellowship)
Sept. 22: Meditation Techniques with Rabbi Gilah
Oct. 13: The Hasidic Tisch with Rabbi Bob Saks
Oct. 20: National Refugee Shabbat
Dec. 1: Gideon Amir on Things You Don’t Know About Hanukkah
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To repair the world so that it manifests the Divine. Jewish social justice activities are often called Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world. Justice is one of two values (peace is the other) that we are commanded to “pursue,” not just perform. The Tikkun Olam committee...READ MORE
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