Join In

Visit on Shabbat

Drop in any Shabbat morning, 9:30 to noon, in the Community Room of the North Chevy Chase Christian Church.  We’ll be happy to welcome you, whether you’re a member or not, no matter how you’re dressed, no matter how little or much Hebrew you know!  Check the calendar  for Friday night services and pop in as well.
Find a spot at Shirat HaNefesh that’s right for you.  Our rabbi, cantor, and members will be happy to talk to you about your interests and what’s happening.  All of our committees are happy to have extra heads and hands, including:

  • Chesed Committee — volunteer to help members who are ill or in need of assistance. That could include a casserole or a ride to services, or even just a friendly phone call.
  • Bereavement Committee  — being on call to assist members who have lost a loved one.  You might provide information on funeral options, for example, or help bring  prayerbooks to the shiva house.  Small things, but enormously helpful at difficult time.
  • Tikkun Olam Committee — come to monthly meetings and get involved with any of our upcoming activities.
  • Membership Committee — do you have expertise with social media or good marketing skills? Or broad networks of contacts?  We could use your help getting the word out about Shirat HaNefesh and our events.

Or be a Shabbat Sponsor!  The best way to get involved in Shirat HaNefesh is to pitch in and sponsor a Friday night oneg or Shabbat morning kiddush.  We’ll help guide you on what’s involved — basically, setup, providing light refreshments, and cleanup.  And you’ll totally feel like a mensch!
Sign up here for a date that works for you:

Become a Member

Membership in Shirat HaNefesh is open to all who are on a Jewish path or who have veered off a Jewish path and want to get back on. Our community currently numbers about 80 members/families, hailing mostly from Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, D.C., Rockville and Potomac.

An annual membership for a household with one adult is $1,000. For a household with two adults, annual membership is $2,000. The annual membership includes High Holy Day tickets for the family plus full membership rights.

 

Associate memberships are designed only for those whose main affiliation is to another congregation, but who also wish to belong to the Shirat HaNefesh community. The $400 annual associate membership dues give associate members full access to Shirat HaNefesh religious and social activities, excluding High Holy Day services. Associate members cannot vote at community meetings, and we encourage all associate members who are regularly active in our community to become full members.

No one is turned away from membership for financial reasons. Please contact our Treasurer, David Lebow (SHNTreas@gmail.com), to discuss your situation in confidence.

Membership Application 2017-2018 (download PDF)

Stay Connected

Join our listserv!  It’s a good place to find out what’s happening in the congregation and to exchange information.  You don’t need to be a member. Send a blank email to:
shirat_hanefesh_wg-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Be sure to get our weekly newsletter. All the news and upcoming events in one place. Send an email  to: weeklyemail@www.shirathanefesh.org

Join the SHN Discussion Forum!  This is a place for members to discuss issues, politics, Jewish life, and more, at a more leisurely pace. Send an email to:
shndiscuss-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Facebook Group:  Great place to post photos, keep everyone up to date with your news, and talk to one another.  Go to our Facebook page, click on Groups on the left navigation bar, and Sign Up.

Facebook Page:  Visit us on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Shirathanefesh/  for events, photos, posts on all kinds of interesting subjects, and more.  We hope you’ll “Like” us!

Call the Rabbi …. Rabbi Gilah is happy to shmooze with you, kvell with you, or let you let off steam.  Give her a call when you want a friendly, helpful ear.  202-364-3006.

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