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Experience the High Holidays with Shirat HaNefesh!

High Holidays: Registration Still Open for Yom Kippur. See High Holiday Details

Hashiveinu, Chadeish Yameinu - Return Us, Renew Us
We will weave this theme through all our services.

Shanah Tovah!
Bring in the new year at our musical, soulful, participatory services.
See Online High Holiday Registration form

Click here to print out a paper version of the registration form.

Shirat HaNefesh:  Your Jewish home in southern Montgomery County

Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul) is an eclectic Jewish congregation rooted in community, music, learning, and social justice. We welcome everyone from young families to vibrant elders, from interfaith and LBGTQ couples to singles of all ages. 

We value religious diversity, as our members range from Shabbat observant to secular. We seek through our practice, our prayer, our voices, and our questions to foster joyous Jewish living and build a more just world. 

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  4 , 2022
    Kol Nidre Service
    Tuesday, Oct 4th 7:00p
    Please arrive by 6:55. Doors close at 7:00.

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2022
    Yom Kippur Services
    Wednesday, Oct 5th 9:30a
    Register for services at https://www.shirathanefesh.org/form/hh-2022-5783-order-form.html

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  8 , 2022
    Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Rachel Gartner (in person & on Zoom)
    Shabbat, Oct 8th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Please join us for services with Rabbi Rachel Gartner. The service will be in person in the Community Room at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church, and on Zoom. Weather permitting, we will gather on the lovely terrace. Masks must be worn inside the church. If you’re willing to be our Zoom camera operator or a Kiddush sponsor for in person services, please reach out to Paula. If you can, please come at 9:30 am to help with setup. Check the newsletter for the Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person, or contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  9 , 2022
    Build our Sukkah!
    Sunday, Oct 9th 4:00p to 6:30p

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  9 , 2022
    Service and Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    Sunday, Oct 9th 6:30p to 8:00p

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  15 , 2022
    Shabbat Morning with Guest Cantorial Student Kevin Mcintyre (on Zoom)
    Shabbat, Oct 15th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Kevin is a cantorial student at the ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba but travels between Los Angeles and Canada as a photographer and is a soloist with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. He recently completed a fellowship with Hadar and Deborah Sacks Mintz and has studied nusach at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He also sits on the board of ALEPH Canada. Contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org for the Zoom link.

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  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  16 , 2022
    Simchat Torah (in person or on Zoom)
    Sunday, Oct 16th 7:00p to 9:00p

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  22 , 2022
    Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Rachel Gartner (in person & on Zoom)
    Shabbat, Oct 22nd 10:00a to 12:00p
    Please join us for services with Rabbi Rachel Gartner. The service will be in person in the Community Room at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church, and on Zoom. Weather permitting, we will gather on the lovely terrace. Masks must be worn inside the church. If you’re willing to be our Zoom camera operator or a Kiddush sponsor for in person services, please reach out to Paula. If you can, please come at 9:30 am to help with setup. Check the newsletter for the Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person, or contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org.

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  • Saturday ,
    OctOctober  29 , 2022
    Member-Led Shabbat
    Shabbat, Oct 29th 10:00a to 12:00p

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  • Saturday ,
    NovNovember  12 , 2022
    Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Rachel Gartner (in person & on Zoom)
    Shabbat, Nov 12th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Please join us for services with Rabbi Rachel Gartner. The service will be in person in the Community Room at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church, and on Zoom. Weather permitting, we will gather on the lovely terrace. Masks must be worn inside the church. If you’re willing to be our Zoom camera operator or a Kiddush sponsor for in person services, please reach out to Paula. If you can, please come at 9:30 am to help with setup. Check the newsletter for the Zoom link if you are unable to attend in person, or contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org.

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  NEED HELP?  

For more information, technical help, or clergy assistance, please contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org

Shirat Hanefesh In Action


 

Shabbat Morning Services 

Shirat HaNefesh holds Shabbat morning services every week, led by Rabbi Rachel Gartner, guest clergy, or lay members of the congregation.  Sometimes we expand the Torah service into a one-hour study session.

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is an integral part of Judaism and a fundamental part of the work of Shirat HaNefesh. Our Tikkun Olam Committee discusses and plans events addressing poverty, racism, immigration, food insecurity, policing, environmental issues/climate change, democracy in crisis, and other social justice issues.


 

 

 

Book Discussion 

If you love to read and talk about books, you’re in good company. Our Book Discussions take place about every two months on a Sunday morning at a member’s home or on Zoom. Click the link above for the 2022-2023 schedule.


 

Cemetery

Shirat HaNefesh has a cemetery section at Garden of Remembrance available for members’ needs.  Our clergy and our Chesed and Bereave-ment Committee can help with planning and shiva.  Please consult our guidance document, When Someone Dies , and contact us for help and comfort, at 
info@shirathanefesh.org.

 


Wise Aging

Several groups of members have been meeting to explore the aging process and how to grow old with wisdom, joy, and patience. Please contact us at info@shirathanefesh.org if you are interested in starting a new group.

Lots More...

There’s lots going on at Shirat HaNefesh!  Shabbat, our annual Chanukah party, Purim Shpiel, Second Night Passover Seder, Shavuot Tikkun, and musical and meaningful High Holiday services. Explore our website, get on our mailing list, and talk to our clergy about how Shirat HaNefesh can enrich your life.

Contact Form

Don't be shy – say Hello!

We’d love to get to know you. Please contact us using the form below or by emailing info@shirathanefesh.org. It is in our prayers to return to our pre-COVID location soon: North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

 

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