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Breathing New Life Into Judaism

L’Shana Tovah!

September 17, 2020 | 28 Elul 5780 What an amazing opportunity we have this year to be with our families during our high holy day services!  This year is unique in so many ways and invites many opportunities for us to include our children in services. In the past...

HaNefesh – 7 Elul 5780

HaNefesh: Breathing New Life into the High Holy Days  Enjoy this inspirational video featuring Jewish thought leader Naomi Ackerman.  Naomi Ackerman, the founder and executive director of The Advot Project is an experienced actress, consultant, and...

August 13, 2020 | 23 Av 5780

High Holy Days 2020/5781 are going to be like nothing we have ever experienced. We are going to be “virtual” and with our new community, HaNefesh. These High Holy Days, we each bring our heart and soul forward to create our new year.  We are blending together...

Have a Community? Good to Have a Brit!

A group of people with shared values and vision come together to create a community. This is HaNefesh. We are a group of people with the shared values of creating an open and safe Jewish community where all can come, explore and express their Judaism without fear of...

Lettuce Know

July 9, 2020 | 17 Tamuz 5780know.... I had a great conversation this week about how to be a part of HaNefesh community. (quick grammar note: Ha=The, Nefesh=Soul. If I say, THE HaNefesh Community, I am saying, the THE soul community and that just sounds odd to my...

Yes, AND…

Yes, AND… We’ve talked about how you can support HaNefesh financially, now let’s talk about how you and HaNefesh can work together to build our Jewish community. I’ve been asked if we are going to have different committees and opportunities for HaNefesh. My answer has...

Come Be A Disrupter with HaNefesh

Come Be A Disrupter With HaNefesh!   Amy Asin taught us at the URJ Biennial in December that if we only seek to improve or transform what synagogues do, then they will not exist. If we want Judaism to exist tomorrow, we have to disrupt the system as we know it....