Back in March, when Covid-19 first interrupted our ability to come together in person, Kavana began holding weekly Virtual Candle Lighting gatherings on Zoom on Fridays. This rhythm has now lasted for 30+ weeks, and gotten us more than halfway through the year together! However, now that the season is changing and days are getting so much shorter, it's time to adjust our schedule...
Virtual Community Havdalah
Starting in November, all are welcome to join this weekly community touch-point as we end Shabbat together and marking the transition into the new week with our Kavana friends! You'll want to have these ritual items to participate fully from home: a havdalah candle, wine or grape juice, and spices.
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.