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4924 Balboa Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316

(818) 789-7314

The Nachshon Minyan was established to bring a unique Jewish experience to the San Fernando Valley. Our goal is to reach out to those who have felt disconnected from Judaism or for whom it seems to have little relevance to their lives. We understand those feelings because many of us have felt the same way. We are a warm and welcoming community that observes Shabbat and holidays with services that are meaningful, joyful and inspiring.

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Nachshon Minyan Events

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a one-act play featuring the "Nachshon Players"

Scraps of Paper is  play about a young boy named Jordan, who is simply going through the motions to study for his Bar Mitzvah. When his Rabbi gives him a box that is filled with scraps of paper, each with  the name and story of a child that died in Eastern Europe during World War II and had no chance to have a Bar Mitzvah, Jordan is unimpressed, "Holocaust, Rabbi? It was a long time ago. I know. I get it. World War II. Six million died. Very bad. Blah. Blah. Blah." The Rabbi tells Jordan to find a name in the box to honor. Jordan is sent home with the thought that if he does not find someone to honor and start to take the process seriously, he will not have a Bar Mitzvah at all. But when Jordan gets home, the real "scraps of paper" come to life to give Jordan a Bar Mitzvah lesson that he will never forget.

Encore Movie Screening Prior to Yizkor Service

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Women's Seder

Spa Shabbat

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Community Challah Baking

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Shabbat Hike


Fireside Chats