Getting Creative Together

Creativity is a perfect mode for this week, as our Torah cycle begins again with Bereishit, the story of Creation. And while this story is often thought of only in terms of God's creative efforts, there is also a strong strain of thought in Judaism that views human beings as co-creators of much of the world with God. So, following all the reflection of the High Holidays, this week is a great opportunity to think about how we will all help co-create the world anew in the year to come.

With the Jewish fall holidays now behind us, Kavana is switching gears into a new mode. Many programs -- including our youth education programs -- are being launched this week and next, and we're looking forward to a year full of learning, acting, building, and changing the world together. At Kavana, our programs are creative, both because they are not your typical Jewish community programs, and because they are co-created by participants, partners, and staff. So program season is a very creative season for us.

Creativity is a perfect mode for this week, as our Torah cycle begins again with Bereishit, the story of Creation. And while this story is often thought of only in terms of God's creative efforts, there is also a strong strain of thought in Judaism that views human beings as co-creators of much of the world with God. So, following all the reflection of the High Holidays, this week is a great opportunity to think about how we will all help co-create the world anew in the year to come.

Specifically, this Shabbat, we'll read that famous story of Creation in Kavana's Minyan. And next Tuesday, Kavana partners will gather to plan our efforts to protect Creation in our Seattle Green New Deal campaign kick-off.

To join us in celebrating what we've created so far, check out the section below about opportunities to celebrate Kavana's B'nai Mitzvah milestone with us. In particular, the RSVP deadline for the party on Saturday evening, November 16th, is only a week away, so please don't procrastinate... we want to have you there!

Last but not least, one way that we record all that we have created is through our Annual Report... and the new Annual Report is hot off the presses!  Click here to access Kavana's Annual Report FY '19 online, and if you'd like a hard copy, just drop us a line and let us know, and we'll get that out to you next week.