Welcome to Shirat HaNefesh
An Independent Synagogue Community
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Join Hazzan Ramón, Caden Unger and his family, and Shirat HaNefesh at Shabbat morning services at Adat Shalom on June 15, when Caden celebrates his Bar Mitzvah together with his cousin Silvan Unger. The joint service will take place at Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817, 9:30 to 12:30. No services will be held at NC4. Mazel tov to all the Ungers!
Keep an eye out for the Congregational Survey coming to you via email in early June as part of our Long-Range Planning Committee’s effort. Thanks to Joan Dubinsky and the committee for working on the questions. We hope you’ll take just a few minutes to give us a sense of where our members are and help guide our congregation in the future. Thank you in advance!
Join us for services this Shabbat, parashat Behaalotecha. Lay-led by David Balto, Sara Hyams, and Steve Marcus. Services begin at 9:30; kiddush follows at noon.
Join us for services this Shabbat, parashat Shlach. Lay-led by Gideon Amir, George Franklin, Paul Roochnick, Cindy Arnson, and Nan Wellins. Services begin at 9:30; kiddush follows at noon.
No services this weekend.
Join us for services this Shabbat, parashat Chukat. Lay-led by Bob Saks, George Franklin, Paul Roochnick, Nan Wellins, Cindy Arnson, and Loretta Vitale Saks. Services begin at 9:30; kiddush follows at noon.
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8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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
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.
Feb. 22: Racial Justice
Mar. 29: What Does Israel Know about Wireless that We Don’t?
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.
April 28: From New Christians to French Citizens: The Jews of the Bordeaux Regions with Geraldine Gudefin
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.
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:
Dec. 1: Gideon Amir on Things You Don’t Know About Hanukkah
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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...READ MORE
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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