Working together, we aim to improve our community, our society, and our world.
Supporting Our Community
Calling on our partners to actively participate in the life of our community
Spotlight: New(ish) Partner Dinner
Weaving together a denser fabric of community here at Kavana
Spotlight: Baby & Toddler Playgroup
Making an impact in Seattle and beyond
Program Spotlight: Passover Potluck with Northlake Village Tiny Home Residents
Nourishing the Jewish community through local service opportunities and projects
Our programs for Jewish holidays and Shabbat offer many different ways to connect with Jewish ritual and tradition.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
A traditional (mostly in Hebrew) service which features lots of singing, harmonies, and great energy. Led by Rabbi Rachel and members of the community.
Friday Night Service
A liberal, multi-generational service that promises to be very musical, joyful and accessible. Led by Rabbi Josh and our very own group of talented musicians.
Upcoming Holiday Spotlight:
Join Kavana, Moishe House and JConnect as we team up to celebrate Purim together! We'll kick off the evening with an all-ages megillah reading, enjoy tasty treats (popcorn bar and hamentaschen!), and end the evening with beer-tasting for the 21+ crowd. Costumes strongly encouraged!
Camp-Style Shabbat Morning Service
An uplifting, camp-inspired Shabbat morning service, complete with prayer highlights, great melodies, and an engaging Torah story. Led by Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and musician Orin Reynolds.
In this pluralistic Jewish community, we know that Judaism is not a "one size fits all" tradition... and so we offer a wide range of options to participate over the course of the High Holidays.
Our education programs are designed to families forge identity and generate personally meaningful Jewish life. With programs for children and parents to learn both together and separately, we offer experiential, hands-on, and inquiry-based learning.
Hebrew-immersion preschool that meets five days a week, from 9am to 1pm
After-school program for elementary school-aged children, one day a week
Jewish ethics for third to fifth graders, meets one Saturday evening a month
Middle School Program
Jewish texts, history and values, one day a week
High School Program
Jewish topics over dinner, one Sunday evening a month
Prep & Practice
A program for the whole family, where parents and children can explore the Jewish holidays together
Living Room Learning
Discussion of Jewish texts and commentaries, from parshah of the week to Talmud and beyond. Led by Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and location rotates around participants’ living rooms.
The Book Club is in its 9th year of discussing provocative Jewish fiction and nonfiction, and meets on several Sunday mornings throughout the year.
Get Spiritual Series
We are rolling out a new series designed to allow us to have more spiritual experiences of Judaism than most of us thought were possible. Try something new on for size, or go deeper into something you've tried before!
End of Life &
Advance Care Planning Workshop
Did you know that 80-90% of people say it’s important to talk with loved ones and put their wishes about end-of-life care in writing – yet less than 30% have actually done so? Sound familiar? If so, this workshop is for you.
Trickle Down Town
Film Screening & Discussion
Wondering how you can help homeless people in Seattle? Want to learn more about our housing crisis? Join us on Monday, March 25th for an engaging evening with Kavana friends to learn, discuss and brainstorm.