Joining together on a monthly basis, Shabbat Tinkergan participants enjoy music, crafts, songs and stories centered around Shabbat and togetherness. This one-hour program aims to set strong foundations for friendship, ritual, and joy!
Programming takes place once-a-month on Saturday mornings. The Shabbat Tinkergan Jr. program runs from 9:15am-10:15am and is for families with youth ages 1-3. The Shabbat Tinkergan program runs from 10:30am - 11:30am and is for families with youth ages 3-5. Families with multiple children are encouraged to choose the session most appropriate for them. Programming will take place at Kavana HQ in Queen Anne. There are a total of 9 sessions over the course of the academic year. During registration you will be asked to select between Shabbat Tinkergan and Shabbat Tinkergan Jr.
Rachel found her way to Kavana when her son started at the Gan in 2016. She has worn many hats at Kavana, helping in the office, leading family hikes and now as the inaugural Shabbat Tinker Gan educator. She is excited to share her love for Jewish early childhood education with the Tinker-Gan community. When she’s not leading Tinker-Gan, you can find Rachel geeking out on birds and trees of the PNW or cooking up a storm in her kitchen.
Rabbi Jay Asher LeVine is a life-long learner and seeker of wisdom and beauty. He is married to Rabbi Laura Rumpf and together they have a 15-month-old son, Ami. Rabbi Jay grew up the son of two music teachers in Willcox, Arizona, attended college at the University of Arizona where he earned dual degrees in Finance and Judaic Studies, and then entered rabbinical seminary at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. For the past six years, he has served as one of the rabbis at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA. He has been trained in community organizing and mussar facilitation, and is currently a member of the Jewish Studio Project's Creative Facilitators Training, a Jewish art process promoting healing and belonging.