HaNefesh is a radically inclusive Jewish community where every soul matters. Everyone is encouraged to develop and nurture a healthy spiritual life that includes learning and making a difference in our world.

Breathing New Life into Judaism

Rabbi Heidi Cohen is described as being inspirational, engaging and uplifting. She cares about Judaism and creating opportunities for all to ‘do Jewish.’ Rabbi Heidi has served the Orange County Jewish community for 22 years bringing her own unique style to all lifecycle and worship events as well engaging all those who are curious to learn and experiment with Jewish living. She engages people of all ages and backgrounds with love and compassion and encourages each person to be the best soul they can be. She brings Judaism to life through song, story and boundless energy.

Worship & Spirituality

Creating inspiring and uplifting worship services and experiential learning opportunities.



Fostering connections and community through social, educational and spiritual programming.


Lifecycle Events

Providing quality access and  guidance through all life cycle events. 


How to Engage

Cultivating inclusive opportunities to engage with community both online and across the greater Orange County area.