Growth: Learning & Torah with Nefesh
Educational and spiritual growth offerings in Los Angeles or virtually from anywhere
Torah, t’filah, mussar, collective singing, and spiritual growth practices for adults
Robust and creative Jewish and Hebrew learning for kids from TK-B’nai Mitzvah.
Registration is open for 5784 (2023-24). Sign up below!
Adult Education | לִמּוּד
Grow and learn with Nefesh. Adult learning classes on Mussar, Torah, and prayer with Rabbi Susan Goldberg and guest teachers. Group singing for all experience levels. Classes both in person in Los Angeles and online wherever you are.
Introduction to Mussar – Mussar is Jewish wisdom perspective and a discipline of transformative spiritual practices. We center the deepest values of the Jewish tradition – the MIDDOT –
as the grounding framework for our learning and practice. Rabbi Susan’s Mussar is emergent, feminist, queer and embodied. A 4-Part offering from March-June 2023.
Singing with Sally – Learn new songs, prayers, niggunim, and familiar Nefesh favorites with other music lovers in the community. All are welcome, no matter your experience level.
Makom – Jewish Learning for Kids | מְקוֹם
Robust content, creative expression, and practical tools for building Jewish life for TK-B’nai Mitzvah.
The word makom means “place”, and we are developing an understanding that every place can be a Jewish place. Using art, storytelling, text study, discussion, service learning, music, and movement – we offer a full bodied experience of Jewish education!
Weekend classes focus on:
- Blessings/T’filah: to learn, unpack, and appreciate prayer
- Middot: our soul traits, which we apply to real life situations
- Torah: examining and questioning the story behind the story; learning to interpret themes
- Hebrew: learning to read Hebrew, studying the Aleph-Bet, and building vocabulary for Jewish prayer, middot, and Torah.
- Jews around the World: learning about our diverse, global Jewish experiences, indentities, and practices
B’nai Mitzvah | בְּנֵי מִצְוָה
The Nefesh B’nai Mitzvah program embraces our inner lives and spiritual growth; care, responsibility and knowledge of others; and the repair of the world. We believe that becoming a B’nai Mitzvah at any age is an individual moment and a collective moment all at once. It is about your story and the story of our people.
If you are interested in exploring having a B’nai Mitzvah with Nefesh, please contact us and someone will be in touch with you.