Living Room Learning

The Living Room Learning group meets as regularly as possible on Wednesday evenings (from 7:30-9pm) to study (and examine, and discuss, and argue about) core Jewish texts.  Our group has been going strong for 9+ years -- and participants have floated in and out over time.  On a typical week, we'll have 8-12 people sitting around in someone's living room, learning and chatting together over tasty treats.  Everyone is welcome - you do not need to know Hebrew.  Your life experience and good sense will give you plenty of tools with which to analyze the text.  Just come with an open mind and a genuine curiosity.  And, we're happy for regular participation -- and the more you learn, the more cool connections you'll find! -- but we're also very happy to have newcomers drop in to check things out, or come every once in a while as your schedule permits.

Join us for a five-week series for a Spiritual Practice Lab. A wide range of texts -- halakhah (Jewish law), liturgy, and stories from our tradition -- will serve as windows into conversations about spiritual practice. We will have a great time learning together, snacking, and building community (as always) -- we hope you will plan to join us!  

The dates for the future sessions: February 27th and March 6th from 7:30-9pm. RSVP Here.

Click on the details and registration button for complete details about this particular series and please email us to be added to the LRL email list for complete details.

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.