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
Climate Forum with Sen. Reuven Carlyle
07.31.19 | 7-9PM | QA Location
Nourishing the Jewish community through local service opportunities and projects!
JFS High Holiday Basket Making & Delivery
to elderly and homebound clients
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 Tisha B'Av - August 10th
We will join together on Saturday evening to commemorate the saddest day on the Jewish calendar with learning and chanting of Eicha. More details coming soon.
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!
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!
Baby & Tot Play-Group
Get to know other families with young kiddos by participating in these low-key social and holiday themed gatherings!
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.
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!
"This is Real..." Series: A High Holiday Prep Reading Group
Preparing for High Holidays can add new layers of meaning to the experience, along the lines of "the more you put into it, the more you get out of it."