An ancient

new direction

Nefesh is an open-hearted spiritual community welcoming all of the identities that make up who we are and who we love. Born in the multicultural beauty of LA’s east side neighborhoods, Nefesh cultivates empathy, love, and justice. Nefesh is a doorway to the wisdom, ritual, and melodies of the Jewish tradition – a place to find and be found.

Join Nefesh for Shabbat Services | שַׁבָּת


Spirit and soul, music and connection, joy and depth. Shabbat services on 1st & 3rd Fridays and 2nd Saturdays – in Echo Park and online. ASL Interpretation and childcare at every service. Registration requested.

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Get weekly updates from Rabbi Susan and the Nefesh team including information about services, learning, and volunteer opportunities.

We need everyone to help create and sustain Nefesh.
We welcome your donations of funds, time, and other resources.

Kinship is our sliding scale contribution model for community sustainability.
If you are curious about making Nefesh your spiritual home, we invite you to learn more below.