Our Mission: Congregation NefeshSoul is an inclusive, creative community dedicated to Jewish life and values, providing spiritual and engaging religious experiences.
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NefeshSoul is a kahal (community) where all are welcomed; where worship is joyous; where the values of social justice prevail; where everyone’s voice is important; and where individualism and community merge seamlessly in a spirit of kavod (respect), chesed (kindness), and ahavah (affection).
We share a sanctuary in northwest Chandler (near Ray Rd and I10). Along with Jewish families, we welcome interfaith families, Jews-by-choice, and the GLBT community. We formed in October 2013.
We invite Jews and their families to re-vision what Jewish community and practice mean. NefeshSoul does not have fixed membership dues. We rely on the generosity of our members and those who participate in our community.
Congregation NefeshSoul is under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Susan Schanerman and Cantorial Soloist/Music Director Susan Colin. Renae’ Van Wagner is our Administrator. Jon Ivanhoe is our President.
Rabbi Susan is a community rabbi. She is available for baby namings and blessings, b’nei mitzvah training and services, weddings, conversion classes and ceremonies, memorial services and funerals, and other life cycle events. See her bio and sections on lifecycle ceremonies for more information.
NefeshSoul may interest you if you:
- wish to be part of a progressive Jewish synagogue.
- yearn to deepen your Judaism through experiences such as musical prayer, study, and social action.
- are inspired to take an active role in a unique Jewish community.