KAVANA

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: P.O. Box 19666 Seattle WA 98119 USA

Mission: Kavana is an independent Jewish community in Seattle. We strive to create a supportive communal environment in which individuals and families can use “kavana” - intention - to create a Jewish life that is spiritually fulfilling, intellectually satisfying, fun, and meaningful. Kavana has a unique approach to building Jewish community: Cooperative Model - As the first Jewish cooperative of its kind, partners share in the task of creating Jewish life for the group. Non-Denominational & Pluralistic - Kavana draws participants from highly diverse backgrounds and allows for multiple entry points to Jewish involvement. “Personalized Judaism in a Community Context” - Kavana acknowledges and embraces the dynamic tension between an individual’s interest and needs, versus the desire to create community. Local Pods - Kavana believes that Jewish communal life will best thrive in settings which are local, organic and intimate.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Kavana provides a spiritual and supportive community environment adding important dimensions to our lives. Our grandchildren are becoming aware of their heritage by being part of the children's programs and our lives are enriched by the activities we can take part in.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having the sense of being part of a strong, supportive Jewish community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people we have met and their committment to a global world view of community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop more programs and activities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been impressed with the creativity, thoughtfulness and involvement of many people who had not found a "comfortable Jewish home" until Kavana was established. They have been an integral part of creating a meaningful Jewish experience for themselves--and their families.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to create programming with their members being an integral part of the process. They are always evaluating what occurs and recalibrating as necessary to become more successful in their outreach and engagement.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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