Welcome to  Shirat  HaNefesh

An Independent Synagogue Community

Soulful, spiritual, informal, accepting

Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul) is a “come as you are” non-denominational Jewish community drawing folks from Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Kensington, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac, and D.C.

What’s Ahead…

Shabbat Morning and Rabbi’s Table: Five Sisters v. Moses
July 7, 2018 • 9:30 a.m.

Join Rabbi Gilah for Shabbat morning services and a Rabbi's Table on parashat Pinchas.  Five sisters approach Moses and the entire leadership of the Israelites to complain about being disenfranchised.  How willing are the leaders to hear them?  Why does Moses recuse himself? And what happens to the women and their claim in subsequent biblical text and commentaries?  Let's study together around the table.  Services start at 9:30 in the Community Room, Rabbi's Table at 10:45, and a light kiddush at noon.  All are welcome!

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Shabbat Morning and Rabbi’s Table:  Five Sisters v. MosesJuly 7, 2018 • 9:30 a.m.

Tisha B’Av
July 21, 2018 • 9:15 pm

We will commemorate Tisha B'Av on Sat. night, July 21st, together with several other congregations -- Fabrangen, Minyan Oneg Shabbat, and Am Kolel.  On this, the 1,948th day of mourning for the Second Temple in Jerusalem, join us as we chant the Book of Lamentations by candlelight and remember the experience of exile and homelessness.  We'll meet in the Community Room; doors open at 9:15 p.m.  Service begins at...

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Tisha B’AvJuly 21, 2018 • 9:15 pm

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Location

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

A place of learning, joy, and music. A place to find a connection to Judaism. A community of social justice seekers.  We welcome you to Shirat HaNefesh, a place to find the song of your own spiritual soul. We are open to seekers of all backgrounds and levels of interest.

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

Religious School & Bnei Mitzvah

School is In! Saturday Mornings, 10 a.m. Our youth education programs seek to engage each child’s mind and heart in the joy of being Jewish. Our Limmud program for children age 6-11 is going full strength, as is our Bnai Mitzvah program for kids age 12-14. Contact Stephen...

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Religious School & Bnei Mitzvah

Help us fix the world…

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...

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Help us fix the world…

When someone dies…

As a place worship, we include all facets of life. How we deal with the inevitable, loss and mourning, and the need for support, is what counts.

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When someone dies…

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We’d love to get to know you. For more information about the Shirat HaNefesh independent synagogue community, please contact us:
(email will be sent to info@shirathanefesh.org)

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