Shabbat Services with Nefesh | שַׁבָּת


Nefesh gathers in Echo Park and online for three Shabbat services each month, on the 1st & 3rd Friday evenings and 2nd Saturday Mornings. Following the service on Friday nights we have a dessert potluck Oneg to connect with old friends and new. Saturday mornings begin with a lively, all ages Family Jam, with creative learning for the children during the Shabbat service.

ASL Interpretation and childcare provided. Registration requested. All are welcome.

Kaddish Minyan with Nefesh | קדיש

Join the Nefesh Kaddish Minyan for Mourners, every last Thursday of the month.

Nefesh Kin Danny Feingold leads a Zoom community minyan on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30pm Pacific.

It is a short prayer and song gathering ending with the saying of Kaddish. All are welcome. To join, use the form below.

Holidays with Nefesh | ימים טובים

Join Nefesh for special services, celebration and learning throughout the sacred calendar year.

High Holy Days | ימים נוראים

More information about High Holy Days 5784 will be available this summer.


  • Nefesh provides an ASL interpreter at our Shabbat services as well as captions at all our Zoom offerings
  • All music and voice is amplified, except in small group discussions
  • All gathering spaces and associated gender neutral bathrooms and parking facilities are accessible per ADA standards.
  • For additional requests related to accessibility, please contact us at

Our Musicians

Duvid Swirsky, Hazzan & Music Director

Sally Dworsky, Associate Music Director

Ari Herstand, Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals, 

Leah Zeger, Violin, Vocals

Philip Krohnengold, Accordion, Vocals

Dan Potruch, Percussion, Vocals

Ethan Philips, Bass

Tali Rubenstein, Recorder

Tamir Barzilay, Percussion