Services and School Location:
Woodcrest Elementary School
400 S. Cranford Avenue, Cherry Hill
Friday Night Services held 2x/month at the Little Gym in Marlton at 6pm (5:30 for Young Family Services)
Shabbat Morning Services 9:30am every week at Woodcrest Elementary School
Rabbi Lawrence R. Sernovitz
Nafshenu seeks to reclaim and reimagine Judaism in an ever changing modern world. We believe that Judaism can and must be relevant and spiritual, provide inspirational learning, build organic community, and be a powerful voice for social change. Nafshenu is a dynamic local Jewish community that exists to nurture each soul to: Develop a healthy spiritual life; Connect through engaging and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults; Fulfill the Jewish mandate to pursue social justice; and create an organic and authentic community connecting souls to each other.
Nafshenu is different than the traditional model of Jewish life; it is the kind of community that recognizes the power that Judaism has to transform our lives- it is in the uncomfortable moments of life when we grow the most. We are a community of seekers: each one of us is on our own journey bringing our own gifts and our own sacred stories. This is what makes our community strong. We are a community that acknowledges that there are multiple access points to Jewish life and each person is welcome, without judgement, including those with special needs. Among us are believers and doubters, those with years of Jewish learning and those who are just beginning, social justice activists and those looking to find their own voice. We are comprised of different backgrounds but come together as one community. We are partners with God and with each other in making our community, the greater South Jersey area, and our greater world, a better place.