2113 W Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas  75023-4521
• Phone: 972-618-2200   • Fax: 972-618-2216   • Follow us on www.facebook.com/nishmatam.org

• Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen   • President Bill McManaway   • Executive Director Stanley Siegel   • Religious School Director Alma Ben-Yaakov


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Adult Education


Premiere Speaker Series


If you missed the presentation of DR. David Patterson, please click the link below for recording!
The Essence of Antisemitism


If you missed  the presentation of Reid Heller, please click the link below for recording!


If you missed  the presentation of Dr. Luis Cortest, please click the link below for recording!
The Polyglot Bible of Alcalá de Henares and Fray Luis de León


If you missed  the presentation of Dr. Navras Aafreedi, please click the link below for recording!
Jews and Muslims in India and Pakistan: Their Attitudes Toward Each Other



If you missed  the presentation of DR. Kenneth Price, please click the link below for recording!
Elliot P. Chodoff – political and military analyst, specializing in the Middle East conflict and the global war on terror.

Israel, Iran, and Hezbollah: The Story behind the Story




TORAH REFLECTIONS – Weekly Torah study with Rabbi Cohen every Shabbat morning from 8:30-9:30 am.  Meets in the Fulero Family Library.


LUNCH N’ LEARN – At The Legacy at Willow Bend. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (no summer Lunch N’ Learn). Study sessions include discussions on timely topics led by Rabbi Cohen, preceded by a delicious lunch. These sessions are open to the community.
:  In order for the Legacy to know how much food to prepare, please RSVP by Thursday, February 8 to Lisa Harris: 972-468-6233. (It’s OK to leave a voice message with your reservation.)

Periodically throughout the year, Nishmat Am offers mini-courses (3-6 weeks in duration) on a variety of topics, weekend scholars-in-residence, and guest speakers.

– Shavuot Eve Learn-A-Thon
– Pre-holiday Workshops
– Fall Lecture Series
– Spring Lecture Series
– Scholars-in-Residence programs with Guest Speakers
– Special outreach programs
– Shabbat Dinners
– Special programs for our children connected with Jewish holidays or special projects

Give your eyes a break from the computer screen. Give your mind a break from the hassles of the daily grind. Explore the depth and breadth of Jewish knowledge.

Nishmat Am’s library is a treasure of information and knowledge for you to explore and learn. Visit our library anytime unless a class is in session. Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are classified by the following categories:

History – General, Ancient, Modern and American Jewish History
Mysticism and Kabbalah Israel and Zionism Spirituality and Renewal Holocaust Jewish Identity Jewish-Christian Relations Ethics Biographies/Memoirs Tales and Folklore Rabbinic Literature Women and Feminism Philosophy, Thought, Theology General Jewish Knowledge Anti-Semitism Observance and Jewish Living Religious Life Shabbat and Holidays Prayer and liturgy Hebrew Contemporary Issues Yiddish Torah Commentary Humor Faith and Belief Children’s Books.



Congregation Nishmat Am
2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023-4521


Phone: (972) 618-2200
Fax: (972) 618-2216


General Inquiries: info@nishmatam.org Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen: rabbi@nishmatam.org

We are located west of Custer, just east of Old Orchard, on the north side of Spring Creek Pkwy.
Stanley Siegel, Executive Director:  ssiegel@nishmatam.org   •    Dani Haley, Office Administrator and Religious School: info@nishmatam.org