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
Making an impact in Seattle and beyond
Nourishing the Jewish community through local service opportunities and projects
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.
Visioning from a Place of Brokenness:
Erev Tisha B'Av with Kavana
We celebrate the holidays in ways both silly and somber, from a Purim party at an ice rink to chanting Eicha (Lamentations) at sunset on erev Tisha B’Av. We glean crops at Sukkot, learn at Shavuot, and eat way too many latkes at Chanukah.
Shabbat in the Park
End your busy week with a music-filled Shabbat service and catered communal meal at a beautiful local park.
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.
(Registration coming this summer...)
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
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 7th year of discussing provocative Jewish fiction and nonfiction, and meets on several Sunday mornings throughout the year.