Shirat HaNefesh: Song of the Soul
An Independent Synagogue Community

Wednesday Beit Midrash

Four sessions, Oct. 22 – Nov. 12, 7 – 9 pm

7:00 – 7:50 pm: Spirituality & the Elderly: Becoming Wiser Taught by Hazzan Ramón Tasat

What is unique to the Jewish approach to aging? How can we age like Abraham and Sarah? Questions, challenges, and joys we face

8:10-9:00 pm: Meditation from a Jewish Perspective Taught by Izabella Tabarovsky

Many Jews see meditation as a foreign tradition–yet it has been part of Jewish experience from Biblical times. We will explore the history of Jewish meditation, study how Jewish sages have viewed it, and learn specific techniques that come to us from Jewish sources. Each class will include a short period of meditation.
Members: $18 one class, $25 two classes;
Non-members: $20 one class, $30 two classes

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Sunday Oct 26, 10 am -1:30 pm –

Meadowbrook Community Center

Our fifth year! All ages can take part in repairing the world! Mitzvah options  include

  • Help clean Rock Creek Park – perfect for teens
  • Sort donations at A Wider Circle – all ages
  • Make sandwiches and bag lunches for So Others Might Eat – all ages
  • Count money (coins) collected by members and decide where to donate it – ideal for kids
  • Please bring non-perishable food to donate to A Wider Circle
  • Bring breakfast items; help set up & clean up
  • Rabbi Debbie Reichmann, Hebrew Loan Association of Washington – alignment with Sh’mitah year

Fri. Oct. 31, 7 pm- Shabbat at Home Hosted by Hazzan Ramon and Roanne

Welcome Shabbat at home on the fifth Friday this month with singing, food, and fellowship!

Hazzan Ramón and Roanne are graciously hosting a short (30 min) Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by a beautiful Shabbat meal in their home. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
The cost is $10 per person.
Please sign up here and send your check, payable to Shirat Hanefesh, to PO Box 8681, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8681. (Additional contributions welcome.)
RSVP by Sunday Oct. 26.
Experience the beauty of Shabbat and get to know other members!

Searching for a new Jewish home?

Try Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul) an independent, “come as you are”Jewish synagogue community drawing folks from Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac, and D.C.
We attract seekers from all backgrounds.
We fill our services with music, and consider no question too foolish to ask.
All who are “on a Jewish path” are welcome, including interfaith families.

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