Living Room Learning

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Like all Kavana programs, this event is powered by partners, staff and participants.
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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 10+ years -- and participants have floated in and out over time.  On a typical pre-Covid week, we'd 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.

Please email us to be added to the LRL email list to receive any updates about the plans for this year.

Program Staff

Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
Rabbi and Executive Director

On any given day, you might find Rachel meeting with new partners, preparing for life- cycle events, teaching Torah, pondering next year’s budget, or trying to keep her inbox below 1000 new messages!  She also enjoys leading spirited prayer services and believes in the role of Judaism in working toward the principles of justice and service. Rachel co­-founded Kavana in 2006 with Suzi LeVine, and since then has received national recognition and awards for her work. She is a native of Charleston and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary.