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
Weaving together a denser fabric of community here at Kavana
Nourishing the Jewish community through local service opportunities and projects!
Kavana Supports the
Seattle Green New Deal
Read about our endorsement of Seattle's effort to combat climate change
Racial Justice: Resources
Click to access Racial Justice related resources (studies, articles, books, etc.) compiled by Kavana's Racial Justice Team. This is a living document, so please add any relevant resources you have to share.
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.
Kabbalat Shabbat w/ Traci Marx
You might leave feeling like you’ve been at a concert, soaked in a hot spring, or received a warm hug.
As the sun sinks below the sky and the 9th of Av begins, members of the Kavana community will gather in person to mark the saddest day on the Jewish calendar by reading the biblical book of Eicha/Lamentations. RSVP coming soon...
Jewish Emergent Network Music Video
Project Accelerate recently commissioned the creation of this gorgeous Hallelu video, featuring many of the musicians of the Jewish Emergent Network... including our very own Traci Marx! We guarantee you'll want to dance and sing along!
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 in person and virtually over the course of the High Holidays. More info coming soon...
Our education programs are designed to support families as they forge identity and generate personally meaningful Jewish life. With programs for kids and parents to learn both together and separately, we offer a fun-educational approach that is child-centered and hands-on. In response to Washington's Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, all Kavana family and kids programming are being held virtually.
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, on Zoom
Jewish ethics for third to fifth graders, meets one Saturday evening a month, on Zoom
Middle School Program
Jewish texts, history and values, one day a week, on Zoom
High School Program
Contemporary Jewish topics, one Sunday evening a month, on Zoom
Prep & Practice
A program for the whole family, where parents and children can explore the Jewish holidays together, on Zoom
Living Room Learning
Discussion of Jewish texts and commentaries, from parshah of the week to Talmud and beyond. Led by Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum.
The Book Club discusses provocative Jewish fiction and nonfiction, and meets on several Sunday mornings throughout the year.
Singing Circle w/ Chava Mirel
Join Chava Mirel for an evening dedicated to the joy of Jewish group singing. We guarantee you will leave feeling uplifted!
Can We Talk about Israel?
Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, gave a really helpful briefing to members of Kavana and other Jewish Emergent Network communities -- it's highly recommended if you're trying to understand the events of this spring! Click here to access the recording.