Working together, we aim to improve our community, our society, and our world.
Supporting Our Community
Calling on our partners to actively participate in the life of our community
Spotlight: Annual Camping Trip
Weaving together a denser fabric of community here at Kavana
Spotlight: Neighborhood summer get togethers for Partners
Making an impact in Seattle and beyond
Program Spotlight: Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps
Nourishing the Jewish community through local service opportunities and projects!
Join Kavana's Green Team and
get your hands dirty as we work with the Green Seattle Partnership
Our programs for Jewish holidays and Shabbat offer many different ways to connect with Jewish ritual and tradition.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
A traditional (mostly in Hebrew) service which features lots of singing, harmonies, and great energy. Led by Rabbi Rachel and members of the community.
Friday Night Service
A liberal, multi-generational service that promises to be very musical, joyful and accessible. Led by Rabbi Josh and our very own group of talented musicians.
Upcoming Holiday Spotlight:
Erev Shavuot Tikkun
Kavana will be hosting a multi-community Tikkun Leil Shavuot -- a night of Jewish learning and Torah study -- together with our friends from Kadima
Shabbat in the Park
This is a crowd favorite! A musical Shabbat service in a beautiful park setting with a catered meal... the perfect way to welcome Shabbat as a community!
Shabbat as Spiritual Retreat
Join us for a Shabbat morning offering designed to help you experience Shabbat menucha -- rest -- through contemplative practices.
In this pluralistic Jewish community, we know that Judaism is not a "one size fits all" tradition... and so we offer a wide range of options to participate over the course of the High Holidays.
Our education programs are designed to families forge identity and generate personally meaningful Jewish life. With programs for children and parents to learn both together and separately, we offer experiential, hands-on, and inquiry-based learning.
Hebrew-immersion preschool that meets five days a week, from 9am to 1pm
After-school program for elementary school-aged children, one day a week
Jewish ethics for third to fifth graders, meets one Saturday evening a month
Middle School Program
Jewish texts, history and values, one day a week
High School Program
Jewish topics over dinner, one Sunday evening a month
Prep & Practice
A program for the whole family, where parents and children can explore the Jewish holidays together
A taste of Jewish Summer Camp for our preschool cohort, ages 3-5, all in Hebrew!
B'nai Mitzvah Family Liturgy Learning
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum will be teaching this workshop, designed specifically for families (parents and kids) who are in the process of planning a bar/bat mitzvah service. This is a great opportunity to learn about the prayer service, and to connect/reconnect with other Kavana families over brunch.
Living Room Learning
Discussion of Jewish texts and commentaries, from parshah of the week to Talmud and beyond. Led by Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and location rotates around participants’ living rooms.
The Book Club is in its 9th year of discussing provocative Jewish fiction and nonfiction, and meets on several Sunday mornings throughout the year.
Yom HaShoah Commemoration with author Karen Treiger
Join Kavana friends for a poignant evening commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Karen Treiger, a friend of the Kavana community, will be sharing the powerful wartime experiences of her in-laws, Sam and Esther Goldberg.
Singing Circle with Chava Mirel
Join Rabbi Josh and Chava Mirel for an evening dedicated to the joy of Jewish group singing. We guarantee you will leave feeling uplifted!
Israel, Zionism and the Jewish Community in 2019: A Conversation with Peter Beinart
Kavana is pleased to co-sponsor this talk at this critical moment in the relationship between our American Jewish community and Israel.
Trickle Down Town
Film Screening & Discussion
Wondering how you can help homeless people in Seattle? Want to learn more about our housing crisis? Join us on Monday, March 25th for an engaging evening with Kavana friends to learn, discuss and brainstorm.