About Nishmat Am
Congregation Nishmat Am, which in Hebrew means “The Soul of a People”, is a Synagogue community whose mission is:
- to bring the teachings of the Torah into our daily lives
- to plant love for our heritage and traditions in our hearts, growing in our commitment to the State of Israel and its people,
- to bring together and inspire a wide spectrum of the Jewish population to pray, sing, and learn together in an environment that embodies holiness, spirituality and joy.
Founded in 2006 by Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen and driven by his passion for outreach and education, Congregation Nishmat Am was established as a synagogue and outreach center to create a unique environment for individuals and families to make a meaningful Jewish connection. As an independent synagogue - free of denominational affiliation - Nishmat Am embodies an ideology that blends tradition with innovation. We champion the timelessness of Torah and hold dear the beauty of our heritage. We also strive for and welcome diverse forms of expression. The synagogue’s warm, welcoming atmosphere, the spirited and friendly services and the host of social and educational programs serve to create a community of learning, friendship and connectedness to our people to our traditions and to our community.
Congregation Nishmat Am is…….
- A SYNAGOGUE FOR YOUR RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS
Shabbat and Holiday services bring the warmth, joy and meaning of prayer to all who attend, no matter what one’s level of Jewish knowledge or background.
- AN OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
Nishmat Am was founded on the principles of reaching out to the Jewish community by celebrating Jewish life through joy, spirit and education, welcoming all and embracing all regardless of their background. We reach out to those searching for spiritual fulfillment, seeking growth in Torah and mitzvot, desiring to grow in knowledge and wanting to connect to a community. We are inclusive of all, attracting a diverse community of different ages from different ethnic origins.
Education programs for adults span a wide range of topics and issues, touching upon almost every aspect of Jewish life. Weekly classes, lecture series, scholar-in-residence programs and special events are scheduled to offer variety and meaningful content.
- A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILDREN
In our religious school students range from Kindergarten through high school and receive weekly instruction in the beauty and joy of our Jewish heritage from a staff that is trained, skilled, caring and committed to children.
- A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION THAT BUILDS FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS
"Kulanu", Nishmat Am's Social Circle, offers a wide array of activities to meet the social needs of our members. Programs are educational and recreational, creating a network of friendship and support.
Above all, we are a caring and supporting community that connects to people on an individual, family and group level to create a religious, spiritual and social support system so essential to a healthy and fulfilling Jewish life.