Shirat HaNefesh: Song of the Soul
An Independent Synagogue Community

Welcome to Shirat HaNefesh!

THIS FRIDAY  Dec. 9, 7 pm:  Installation of Rabbi Gilah Langner

Please plan to join us for the formal (but not too formal!) installation of our wonderful new rabbi, who has already done so much to strengthen and renew our communal sense of meaning and connection! Short ceremony followed by a festive kiddush. We hope to see everyone there, members and friends alike!

Shabbat Morning, Dec. 10:  Services and Rabbi’s Table

Sunday,  Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m.:  Sacred Fragrances of the Tanach with Izabella Tabarovsky


Eitz Chaim Fund – Matching Gift Opportunity

We have received a $14,000 matching grant to create the Eitz Chaim (Tree of Life) Fund, which will empower Shirat HaNefesh to grow and flourish. Click here to pledge your support today and help us get the full match! You may choose to direct your pledge to a specific program, or to general support.

Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, Dec. 16:  Next Friday Nights Live!!!  Bring light into the darkness with a Kumsitz/Sing-Along


Check out all our exciting Adult Education offerings!

Click here to register! Questions? Email


It’s not too late to enroll at Shirat HaNefesh’s Religious School!


Shirat HaNefesh has one part-time position open. Click for more info.


Searching for a New Jewish Home?

Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul) is a “come as you are” Jewish community drawing folks from Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac, and D.C.

Soulful, spiritual; singing together; intimate, informal, accepting, laid-back. …we attract seekers from all backgrounds. If you’re Jewish, or interested in Judaism, and want to try things on for size – this is the place.

We fill our services with beautiful music, led by our extraordinary hazzan (cantor) and rabbi, and consider no question too foolish to ask. Bring your cup of coffee and your kids – we delight in their presence – you’ll never be “shushed” with us!

All who are “on a Jewish path” are welcome, including interfaith families.

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