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Nafshenu is a special and sacred community, one where everyone has a role to play and is valued for their contributions. We don't have volunteers (see this article on volunteerism vs. service), but rather we have individuals and families who choose to serve the community to make us the vibrant community that we are. 

We also don't have a traditional membership model or membership dues. When you are a part of Nafshenu, you are not a member but a nefesh, a soul, within our community. Each soul is nurtured and taken care of. Becoming a nefesh is a two step process: (1) fill out and sign our Community Brit (Covenant of Community); (2) make an initial financial donation of the heart. As there are no dues, we are a tzedakah (righteous giving) based Jewish community. This means that our community is supported by the tzedakah of each individual or family. Each nefesh is encouraged to give to our community gifts of the heart. We don't ask that you give until it hurts, but give until you are proud of your donation, knowing that you have supported this sacred work of our community.

Once you have become a nefesh, there is an orientation program which includes three (1 hour) sessions:

  1. Foundations of Judaism
  2. Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  3. Serving the Community (Finding your place)

These sessions help to connect you to other like minded individuals and families. They also help you to find your place. With Nafshenu, you will never find yourself alone.

We don't have a traditional membership model or membership dues. When you join Nafshenu, you are not a member but a nefesh, a soul, within our community. 

Judaism teaches that every soul possesses 7 middot, divine emotive attributes.  We offer 7 giving suggestions based upon your stage in life and aligned with each middot.  

We ask that all nefashot, souls, make a donation that both honors Nafshenu’s important work and also works for your budget.  

CHESED (Kindness) - $75/month

For young individuals with a love of life looking to nourish their developing souls with spirituality.

GEVURAH (Strength) - $125/month

For individuals looking to add a passion for Judaism to their lives.

TIFERET (Harmony) - $140/month

For young couples looking to nourish their collective souls with the gift of Judaism.

NETZACH (Endurance) - $225/month

For couples whose souls have persevered throughout the years and are looking to continue to grow together through Judaism.

HOD (Glory) - $250/month

For young families discovering a new definition of humility as their souls are blessed with the gift of children.

YESOD (Foundation) - $300/month

For families establishing a foundation of Judaism in their family as their children approach B’nai Mitzvah and beyond.  

MALCHUT (Majestic) - $450+/month

For any soul inspired to pursue the Jewish mandate of tzedakah and justice in a majestic way.  


Thank you, in advance, for choosing to support Nafshenu's sacred work in re-imagining Jewish life.

Choose which soul level works for you then sign into your account. If you aren't sure how, let us know by emailing us at info@nafshenu.org.  Then, sign up for a recurring donation that meshes with your budget. 

Sun, August 18 2019 17 Av 5779