Shirat HaNefesh: Song of the Soul
An Independent Synagogue Community

SRUGIM      סרוגים

Starts Sun. Jul. 27, 7:00PM

Shirat Hanefesh is launching a new discussion series focused on life in Israel today. All sessions are free and open to the public and will feature Srugim, an award-winning Israeli TV series that opens a window onto the lives of Israel’s young religious singles as they deal with Jewish observance, friendship, dating, sex, marriage, the State of Israel, and relations with other sectors of Israeli society.

Sunday evenings 7:00 PM, starting July 27 (NOTE: No show on August 20), Community Room, North Chevy Chase Christian Church

Srugim Season 1 trailer:

Searching for a new Jewish home? Consider Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul) — an independent, pluralistic Jewish synagogue community drawing members from Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac, and greater D.C.

Our community attracts seekers from all sorts of 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.

Rabbi Gerry Serotta and Cantor Ramon Tasat will inspire and move you.

Religious education is intimate, hands-on, and individualized.

Find new joy and meaning in your Jewish heritage!


In a recent survey, 75% of respondents said they were attracted to Shirat HaNefesh by the warmth of the community.

More than 50% cited the gifts and talents of our clergy.

More than 50% mentioned music and soul/spirituality as the main factor in their being a member.

A considerable percentage noted that it was our inclusiveness and diversity as well as our smaller size that were the major factors in their decision to be part of the congregation.

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OUR KIDS SING! Led by teacher Noah Siegel, they recorded three original songs! Click to listen:

Judah and the Maccabees Latkes and Hamentaschen

Noah and the Ark