Welcome to Shirat HaNefesh

An Independent Synagogue Community

Find a welcome home at Shirat HaNefesh as we celebrate our 13th Anniversary year.  We’ll hold a seat for you!

What’s Ahead… Click on title or picture to read more

Events Calendar

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  • 2:00 pmCongregation Meeting! All Members are requested to participate! Sunday, January 3, 2:00 p.m.
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  • 7:45 pmTikkun Olam Committee Meeting
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  • 10:00 amBook Discussion January 17, 10-11:30am
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Soulful, spiritual, informal, accepting

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 seek through our practice, our prayer, our voices, and our questions to foster joyous Jewish living and build a more just world. 

If you need help or would like a sympathetic ear, please contact our clergy, Rabbi Gilah Langner, or Hazzan Ramón Tasat.  You can reach  our staff by contacting info@shirathanefesh.org

Shirat Hanefesh In Action…

Shabbat Mornings & Rabbis' Tables

Shirat HaNefesh holds Shabbat morning services every week, led either by Rabbi Gilah or Hazzan Ramón.  Often, we expand the Torah service into a one-hour study session.

Kolot HaLev

Several times a year we are enriched with the singing of Kolot HaLev, our resident choir under the direction of Hazzan Ramón Tasat. From holidays to Havdalah, Kolot HaLev lifts the heart and voice of our community.

Wise Aging

Two groups of members have been meeting to explore the aging process and how to grow old with wisdom, joy, and patience. Please contact the rabbi if you are interested in starting a new group.

When Someone Dies

Our clergy and Chesed and Bereavement committee are there for you when times are difficult.  Contact our rabbi or cantor for help and comfort.  Email  info@shirathanefesh.org.

 

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.  For a list of books for this year, please click here.  

Lots More...

There’s lots going on at Shirat HaNefesh!  Shabbat, our annual Chanukah party, Purim Shpiel, Passover Mimouna, 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.

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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