High School Program

About the Program: Following extensive input from participants, Kavana's High School program begins this year with a new model. The program is a collaboration between the participants and Rabbi Josh, in which students will explore contemporary issues and themes and build community through Jewish teachings, discussion with peers, social action, creative projects, and fun. This multi-modal program will meet once a month on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, from October through June.


Dates for the 2018-2019 High School Program are below -- please mark your calendars!

October 21
November 4
December 2
January 13
February 3
March 3
April 14
May 5
June 2

Program Staff

Rabbi Josh Weisman

Josh's Jewish path has been eclectic and D.I.Y., which we think makes it pretty normal these days and definitely in sync with Kavana! Prior to rabbinical school, Josh worked for 12 years in non-profits, mostly as a grass-roots organizer. During that time, he worked for several years as a congregation-based community organizer, where he experienced the power of religious communities to transform the world and transform themselves in the process. Josh later helped to launch a Jewish start-up. Josh moved from Boston to Seattle with his wife and two young children to be Kavana's JEN Rabbinic Fellow because he feels that the Kavana and JEN communities reflect his  journey and his approach to Jewish community.