Kavanah is an intentional, open community for exploring Jewish spiritual practices, in the hopes of building a more connected, joyful and peaceful world.
We hold weekly sessions as well as occasional Kabbalat Shabbat prayer spaces. In these experimental and intentional spaces we seek to engage our whole selves through a diversity of Jewish spiritual and meditative practices.
Our prayer spaces are full of joyful music and our guiding principle is "less is more", an ancient Jewish idea that it is more important to pray a few words with a lot of kavanah (intention or feeling) than many words with little kavanah.
Kavanah: Spirituality Collaborative seeks to:
- to create intentional and welcoming spaces open to all
- to explore a diversity of spiritual practices that emerge from the wellspring of Jewish wisdom and tradition, including meditation, music, movement, prayer, group work, and text study
- to build a community that is connected, supportive, and joyful
- to engage our whole selves through embodied and heart-centered practices
- to learn from the gifts and contributions of all and the wisdom of many traditions in addition to Judaism
- to offer a space for sacred pause, a moment to be present and awake, in order to cultivate more gratitude, joy, attunement and compassion in our lives.