Job Opportunities

We're hiring!

Teacher for Gan Kavana

Program Overview: Gan Kavana is Seattle’s only Hebrew-language immersion preschool... and it’s also a fabulous place to work! We are seeking an additional teacher for the remainder of this academic year (now through June 2020), with the possibility of continuing in the fall. Our Gan is an Israeli-style preschool -- warm, multi-age, and play-based – housed within an innovative and pluralistic Jewish community.

This position might be a good fit if:
• you love and care for kids
• you are a fluent Hebrew-speaker (or you have functional Hebrew skills and are looking to improve)
• you are open-minded and looking to grow as a member of a great staff team
• you have a visa to work in the U.S.

Location, Timing & Compensation:
Located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, we are looking for an assistant educator to work 3 to 4 mornings a week (M-F), from 8:30am-1:30pm. Pay is $20+ per hour depending on experience.

Next Steps: If you are interested, please send a letter and/or resume to Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum, at

Get Involved

From envisioning an event to cleaning up afterward, just about everything at Kavana is done by participants, both partners and non-­partners. And for most, being involved enriches the experience. Volunteering is also a great way to figure out whether you might want to join Kavana, as you would be pitching in regularly as a partner. Here are some ways you can volunteer: ● Set up or clear up after an event ● Pick up refreshments or supplies ● Read from the Torah or give a dvar Torah ● Help to plan a Kavana program or event ● Host a Kavana event in your home ● Provide pro bono professional services (accounting, legal, janitorial, writing/editing, handyman/woman, event/party planning etc.)

To learn more about how you can contribute time and energy, please contact us.

Become a Partner

Join Kavana and help us create a new model of Jewish expression. While Kavana is open to all, partners get to be on the ground floor of shaping a new and innovative approach to Jewish life. But while partnership has its privileges, it also has its responsibilities. Kavana partners help build our community by showing up regularly, taking on a specific volunteer role, and making an annual financial contribution. Interested? Come check us out: Attend a few events, talk to people and see what we're about. 

If you feel that Kavana is for you and want to become a partner, email us to get a copy of our partner intake form and schedule a meeting with Rabbi Rachel.