Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2016
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 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. 

    • 24 Oct 2016
    • (PDT)
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • (PDT)
    • Kavana H.Q.

    Program Structure & Schedule:
    Moadon Yeladim is designed as a once-a-week program. In order to accommodate the growing number of participants for this program, we will be running Moadon Yeladim on two different days of the week (you choose which day works best for your family at the time of registration, first come first served):

    • Mondays from 4-6pm - NOW FULL
    • Wednesdays from 2:45-4:45pm 


      • 25 Oct 2016
      • (PDT)
      • 13 Jun 2017
      • (PDT)
      • Kavana H.Q.

      Program Structure & Schedule: This program will run on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, starting in late October and running through mid-June. We'll order pizza and provide fruits & veggies for dinner each week.  

      • 30 Mar 2017
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • JFS
      How do we build and maintain resilience for our families during times that feel unsettled and unpredictable?  How do we respond to -- and talk to our kids about -- the rising climate of antisemitism, and the historical trauma it triggers? Join Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and members of the clinical team from Jewish Family Service for this important parenting workshop. We'll touch on Jewish history and cultural practices that are relevant to resilience-building, and learn how to apply research from clinical work around trauma, domestic violence and healing to the challenges our communities are facing today.  While this workshop is open to all parents, the discussion will be geared around supporting our older children and adolescents.


        • 02 Apr 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Ballard Location - Register for Details

        This program helps families with preschool and elementary school aged kids to prepare for Jewish holidays and make their celebrations more meaningful.

        In this session, we will be learning about Passover - and exploring some of the cool ways in which it's celebrated around the world! We'll have parallel learning time for kids and parents, and some family activities (crafts, music, etc.) together that will provide a great introduction to this holiday.  Led by Maxine Alloway, Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum and Rabbi Sydney Danziger.

        • 02 Apr 2017
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
        • Participants' homes

        About the Program:
        A lot is in the works for this year, from discussing the history of women's rights from the Torah through to the Trump candidacy, debating how the Israel-Palestine conflict has complicated Jewish involvement in the U.S. struggle for civil rights and Black Lives Matter, to taking a deep dive into our diets. 

        • 06 Apr 2017
        • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
        • Kavana H.Q.
        No More Maxwell House Haggadah! This year, start a new tradition at your family’s seder table—use your very own, handcrafted haggadah!  Join Rabbi Sydney to learn the basic elements of the haggadah and how you can create something unique and special for your seder this year.



        • 10 Apr 2017
        • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
        • Queen Anne Location (Register for details)

        You are invited to join Rabbi Sydney Danziger and members of Kavana for our Communal Seder on the first night of Passover! We'll cover all the seder basics you know and love from the haggadah (the 4 questions, Dayeinu, etc!) and also discuss contemporary applications of the Exodus story. Appropriate for all ages and backgrounds, and with a kosher-catered dinner meal.

        5:30-8pm at a location on Queen Anne (location details will be sent out once registration and payment have been received). 

        Tentative Schedule:

        • 5:30pm: doors open, get settled in
        • 5:45pm - 6:45pm: Seder
        • 7pm - 8pm: Kosher-for-Passover catered dinner and conclusion of seder
        • 15 Apr 2017
        • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Kavana H.Q.

        Join us for our traditional Shabbat morning service that's full of singing and spirit! The Pesach Shabbat Minyan is always especially fun - with Hallel (psalms of praise = extra singing) and a special kosher-for-Passover communal lunch. Note the earlier start time of 9:30am for this particular service.

        • 23 Apr 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
        • RSVP for location

        Our current read is Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Moonglow is "a playful twist" or "a novel posing as" a family memoir.  The narrator visits his dying grandfather and learns details about his life story - like his experiences during World War II and how he met his grandmother.

        All are invited to join us for our discussion about Moonglow.  Participants take turns hosting these gatherings, so please be sure to RSVP in order to receive location details. 

        • 29 Apr 2017
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
        • Participants' homes
        Program Structure & Schedule:
        Havdalah Club will meet once a month on Saturday evenings for two hours, usually between 5-7pm or 6-8pm depending on when Shabbat is scheduled to end for each session (we'll confirm the time with those who register each month). Pizza will be provided for dinner. 


        Location: 
        In order to provide an intimate environment, hosting responsibility will rotate to different kids' homes.  You will have the opportunity to host, if you'd like to.

        Tuition: 
        As with most programs, we encourage you to sign your child up for the series, as consistent participation will lead to a greater sense of community, among other things! That said, you can sign up for individual sessions if that works best for your schedule. 
        • 30 Apr 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Kavana H.Q.

        This monthly program is for families - parents and kids all together.  It is appropriate for children in preschool and elementary school (younger and older siblings are also welcome, but the content will be targeted specifically for that age range). 

        We strongly encourage you to sign up for the series - we're trying to build a sense of community here, and the more you come, the more you'll get out of it. There is an option to sign up for individual sessions if you can't commit to the series.


        • 20 May 2017
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
        • Participants' homes
        Program Structure & Schedule:
        Havdalah Club will meet once a month on Saturday evenings for two hours, usually between 5-7pm or 6-8pm depending on when Shabbat is scheduled to end for each session (we'll confirm the time with those who register each month). Pizza will be provided for dinner. 


        Location: 
        In order to provide an intimate environment, hosting responsibility will rotate to different kids' homes.  You will have the opportunity to host, if you'd like to.

        Tuition: 
        As with most programs, we encourage you to sign your child up for the series, as consistent participation will lead to a greater sense of community, among other things! That said, you can sign up for individual sessions if that works best for your schedule. 
        • 03 Jun 2017
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
        • Participants' homes
        Program Structure & Schedule:
        Havdalah Club will meet once a month on Saturday evenings for two hours, usually between 5-7pm or 6-8pm depending on when Shabbat is scheduled to end for each session (we'll confirm the time with those who register each month). Pizza will be provided for dinner. 


        Location: 
        In order to provide an intimate environment, hosting responsibility will rotate to different kids' homes.  You will have the opportunity to host, if you'd like to.

        • 04 Jun 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Kavana H.Q.

        This monthly program is for families - parents and kids all together.  It is appropriate for children in preschool and elementary school (younger and older siblings are also welcome, but the content will be targeted specifically for that age range). 

        We strongly encourage you to sign up for the series - we're trying to build a sense of community here, and the more you come, the more you'll get out of it. There is an option to sign up for individual sessions if you can't commit to the series.


        • 26 Jun 2017
        • 9:00 AM (PDT)
        • 30 Jun 2017
        • 3:00 PM (PDT)
        • Kavana H.Q.
        • 8
        Kavana's Mini-Camp is geared for our preschool and early elementary set. The program will feature all of the usual fun camp stuff -- arts & crafts projects, games in the park, water play, and even challah-baking on Friday -- all in Hebrew!


        If your child has not participated in our Gan (Hebrew Immersion Preschool) or any of our other school-age programs, please be sure to send us a quick note before registering so that we can make sure this week long camp will be a good fit for your kiddo.

        Priority registration is open to current Gan families and past Mini Camp participants. We will open Mini Camp registration to the rest of the community starting March 20th.

      Past events

      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
      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
      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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