Upcoming events

    • 25 Aug 2017
    • (PDT)
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • (PST)
    • Program Location

    This contact form is required for all Kavana's youth programs, which includes: Gan, Moadon Yeladim, Middle School Program and Havdalah Club. 

    Please complete this form prior to your child's first day. Only one form per family is required. Contact Liz (info@kavana.org) with any questions.

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Kavana H.Q.

    Schedule & Location: The Gan runs from 9am - 1pm during the school year. Vacation days are mostly in sync with the Seattle Public Schools calendar and the Jewish calendar -- please reference the confirmation email for a list of dates that the Gan will not run during the school year. The program runs Monday - Friday (you pick which 3, 4, or 5 days work for you!).  This program takes place at Kavana H.Q. in Queen Anne.

    Tuition: The Gan meets from September to June.  Although different months may have more or fewer Gan days (based on vacation/holiday schedules), our annual tuition is broken into 10 equal monthly payments.  How much you pay will be based on how many days a week your child attends the Gan; the monthly partner rate is $178/day of the week, and the monthly non-partner rate is $200/day of the week (if paying by check). 

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Queen Anne (various locations)

    We're excited to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5778 together as a community.  This year, Kavana's offerings for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be more extensive than ever before!  We'll have a wide range of services and programs -- yoga and meditation, family services/programs, traditional services, liberal services (with instrumental accompaniment), study opportunities for adults and older kids, and meals -- happening in parallel in two different physical locations in Queen Anne throughout the holidays.  

     Click here for a list of F.A.Q. and general information. 

    Advanced registration is required. As of 9/14, payment is required at the time of registration in order to receive location details. A complete schedule will be sent to those who register. In the meantime, here's a list of our offerings so that you know what you can expect this year:

    Wednesday, September 20th - Erev Rosh Hashanah

    • 5:30 pm: Communal dinner [Venue A] (note: registration and additional payment required; RSVP deadline 9/13)
    • 7:00 - 8:15 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service [Venue A] 

    Thursday, September 21st - Rosh Hashanah (First Day) Morning

    Venue A (Traditional Services, Family Programs, Kids' Discussions)

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am: Family Services & Program (for preschool & elementary school kids with parents)
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Rosh Hashanah Traditional Services 
    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Torah Discussions (for grades 3-12) about the themes of Rosh Hashanah 

    Venue B - Urban High Holiday Spirituality Retreat

    • 9:30 - 10:15 am: Yoga
    • 10:30 - 11:15 am: Meditation 
    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Rosh Hashanah Liberal Services (Musical & Contemplative Morning Service)

    Venue C

    • ~2:15 pm: Tashlich & Picnic Lunch

    Friday, September 22nd - Rosh Hashanah (Second Day)

    • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Rosh Hashanah Traditional Services [Venue A] 

    Friday, September 29th - Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur

    • 5:00 pm: Pre-Fast Meal (open to Kavana Partners only)
    • 6:15 pm: Traditional Kol Nidre Service (beginning with candle-lighting) [Venue A]
    • 6:30 pm: Liberal Kol Nidre Service (beginning with Kol Nidre on violin) [Venue B] 

    Saturday, September 30th - Yom Kippur Day

    Venue A (Traditional Services, Family Programs, Kids' Discussions)

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am: Family Services & Program (for preschool & elementary school kids with parents)
    • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Yom Kippur Traditional Services 
    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Torah Discussions (for grades 3-12) about the themes of Yom Kippur

    Venue B (Urban High Holiday Spirituality Retreat)

    • 9:30 - 10:15 am: Yoga
    • 10:30 - 11:15 am: Meditation 
    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Yom Kippur Liberal Services (Musical & Contemplative Morning Service)
    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Words of the Heart - Creative Writing Workshop
    • 1:30 - 4:30 pm: Spiritual Electives
    • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Restorative Yoga or Contemplative Walk
    • 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Ethical Mindfulness Workshop
    • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Hebrew Kirtan Chanting or Silent Meditation

    Venue A 

    • 5:10 - 6:10 pm: Book of Jonah Text Study and Discussion 
    • 6:15 - 7:38 pm: Neilah/Closing Service 
    • 7:45 pm: Communal Break-the-Fast Meal (no special RSVP required; all are welcome)
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Participants' homes

    Kavana’s High School Program is an opportunity for our High School aged partners to gather, build community, and learn more about Judaism and Jewish answers to difficult questions.  The key content centers around contemporary issues.  Participants engage in discussing, debating, and digging into text--all focused on various topics that are relevant in today’s society.  The program meets once a month, in someone’s home, over a meal on a Sunday evening.

    • 09 Oct 2017
    • (PDT)
    • Kavana H.Q.

    Program Structure & Schedule:
    Moadon Yeladim (Kids' Club) is designed to provide elementary school students with significant Jewish literacy, Hebrew language exposure, and a sense of community.  Kids come once a week, on either Monday or Wednesday (you can choose which day/time works best for your family at the time of registration). Classes will fill on a first-come, first-served basis until we've reached capacity:

    • Mondays from 4-6pm (with drop-off window open from 3:30-4pm) **MONDAY CLASS IS AT CAPACITY, email us to be added to the waitlist**
    • Wednesdays from 2-4pm (with drop-off window open from 1:30-2pm) **1 open spot left**
    Moadon Yeladim will start on Monday October 9th / Wednesday October 11th, and will run through Wednesday June 13th / Monday June 18th.
    In terms of registration options, you will note that there are so many payment options... sorry for the overwhelming visual, but there are separate pricing structures for Partners vs. Non-Partners, those who pay annually vs. monthly, and those who pay by credit card vs. by check.  Please select the option that applies to your situation.  If you have questions, or if the cost of this program feels prohibitive, please contact us directly (info@kavana.org). Our aim is to make the registration process as smooth as possible, and to enable every child who wants to participate to take part!

    Past events

    16 Sep 2017 Compassion & Forgiveness: From the Self to the Whole World
    16 Sep 2017 Havdalah Club - September Session
    12 Sep 2017 Middle School Program
    10 Sep 2017 Real Conversations; Racial Inequality in America
    10 Sep 2017 Prep & Practice: High Holidays
    08 Sep 2017 Friday Night Shabbat Service
    18 Aug 2017 Annual Camping Trip
    11 Aug 2017 Shabbat in the Park - August
    03 Aug 2017 Baby & Toddler Group Farmers Market Meet-Up
    31 Jul 2017 Erev Tisha B'Av 2017
    21 Jul 2017 Shabbat in the Park
    16 Jul 2017 Baby & Toddler Play-Group Potluck Brunch
    13 Jul 2017 Baby & Toddler Group Farmers Market Meet-Up
    09 Jul 2017 Summer Brunch Series: Eat and Be Satisfied
    26 Jun 2017 Mini Camp
    25 Jun 2017 Book Club - June
    23 Jun 2017 Friday Night Shabbat Service
    10 Jun 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - June
    04 Jun 2017 Prep & Practice: End of Year Wrap Up
    03 Jun 2017 Havdalah Club - June Session
    30 May 2017 Shavuot Song Session
    21 May 2017 Annual Partner Meeting
    20 May 2017 Havdalah Club - May Session
    19 May 2017 Friday Night Shabbat Service
    13 May 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - May
    07 May 2017 High School Program - May Session
    07 May 2017 Anti-Semitism Workshop
    06 May 2017 Musical Shabbat Morning Service/ Bar Mitzvah of Anton Angelov
    02 May 2017 Disturbing the Peace: Film & Discussion
    30 Apr 2017 Prep & Practice: Yom Haatzmaut & Yom Hazikaron
    29 Apr 2017 Havdalah Club - April Session
    24 Apr 2017 Changing the Narrative: Refugees and America, In honor of Yom HaShoah
    23 Apr 2017 Kavana's Environmental Clean-Up Team Spring Event
    23 Apr 2017 Book Club - April
    15 Apr 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - April
    10 Apr 2017 Communal Passover Seder
    06 Apr 2017 Create Your Own Haggadah Workshop
    02 Apr 2017 High School Program - April Session
    02 Apr 2017 Prep & Practice: Pesach
    30 Mar 2017 Navigating Turbulent Times as a Family: A Workshop for Parents
    25 Mar 2017 Havdalah Club - March Session
    24 Mar 2017 Friday Night Shabbat Service
    18 Mar 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - March
    12 Mar 2017 Purim Story & Sing-Along Session for Families w/ Young Kids
    11 Mar 2017 Purim Megillah Reading
    05 Mar 2017 High School Program - March Session
    05 Mar 2017 Prep & Practice: Purim
    26 Feb 2017 Love your Neighbor: Advocating for Religious Tolerance in Times of Crisis
    25 Feb 2017 Havdalah Club - February Session
    12 Feb 2017 Book Club - February
    11 Feb 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - February
    05 Feb 2017 High School Program - February Session
    05 Feb 2017 Prep & Practice: Tu B'Shevat
    29 Jan 2017 Post-Election Distress?: Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Coping, Self-Encouragement, and Self-Compassion
    22 Jan 2017 Environmental Beach Clean-Up
    22 Jan 2017 Help Welcome Refugee Families with JFS
    21 Jan 2017 Solidarity Havdalah
    21 Jan 2017 Lobbyist Training followed by a community Havdalah
    21 Jan 2017 Havdalah Club - January Session
    21 Jan 2017 Women's March
    21 Jan 2017 Shabbat Morning Minyan - January
    08 Jan 2017 High School Program - January Session
    01 Jan 2017 Chanukah on Ice
    18 Dec 2016 Prep & Practice: Chanukah
    17 Dec 2016 Shabbat Morning Minyan - December
    10 Dec 2016 Havdalah Club - December Session
    04 Dec 2016 High School Program - December Session
    20 Nov 2016 Prep & Practice: Shabbat
    20 Nov 2016 Book Club - Nov.
    19 Nov 2016 Havdalah Club - November Session
    19 Nov 2016 Shabbat Morning Minyan - November
    06 Nov 2016 High School Program - November Session
    25 Oct 2016 Middle School Program
    24 Oct 2016 Moadon Yeladim
    23 Oct 2016 Sukkot Gleaning Project
    15 Oct 2016 Havdalah Club - October Session
    02 Oct 2016 High Holidays
    26 Sep 2016 Pre High Holiday Writing Workshop
    25 Sep 2016 Book Club
    25 Sep 2016 Prep & Practice: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
    24 Sep 2016 Selichot Meditation Workshop
    17 Sep 2016 Havdalah Club - September Session
    17 Sep 2016 Shabbat Morning Minyan
    11 Sep 2016 10th Anniversary Celebration
    07 Sep 2016 Gan Kavana
    01 Sep 2016 2016-2017 School Program Contact Form
    22 Aug 2016 Weekly Meditation Group
    21 Aug 2016 Baby & Toddler Play-Group Hike
    19 Aug 2016 Annual Camping Trip
    13 Aug 2016 Tisha B'Av: Seudah Shlishit
    29 Jul 2016 Shabbat in the Park
    08 Jul 2016 Shabbat in the Park
    24 Jun 2016 Summer Kick-Off Picnic
    12 Feb 2016 Communal Shabbat Dinner


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