A Way In


Directing the Heart Through Jewish Mindfulness

ישרי לב


Jewish Mindfulness strengthens our capacity to be present to all that life brings


About A Way In

A Way In Jewish Mindfulness organization, founded by Rabbi Yael Levy, offers spiritual practices and guidance for the heart and soul. 

Rabbi Yael's Teachings

Rabbi Yael writes a weekly kavanah, and authors a blog of meditations and suggestions for practice based on the cycles of Jewish time.


We offer a variety of Shabbat and Holiday services, mindfulness retreats and opportunities for study, reflection and meditation.  All are welcome.


The month of Elul initiates our spiritual preparation for the New Year


Join Us: Rosh HaShana 5778 with A Way In

Rosh Hashanah 5778: "Drawing Nourishment and Strength from the Wellsprings of Life." A Way In will be offering a Second Day Rosh HaShanah Mindfulness service, Friday, September 22, 9 AM to 1 PM.

Honoring the creation of the world and the interdependence of all life we, will reach deeply to realign our souls so that each of us and all of us together can bring forth blessings and healing for each other, our communities, country and planet.

Traditional liturgy will be surrounded with silence and opportunities for reflection. We will awaken ourselves with mindful movement and song and rise into the calls of the shofar. Everyone is welcome, no tickets required.

May we trust the Unfolding and meet it well
May we dwell in the land and be nourished by faith.
— Psalm 37:3

בטח ביה ועשה טוב שכן ארצ ורעה אמונה


Directing the Heart

A Way In Jewish Mindfulness is based on these foundational teachings:




Listen and love

שמע ואהבת
Shema, veahafta
Pay attention and cultivate the capacity to meet each moment with love and strength

I am grateful

מודה אני
Modah ani
I give thanks

Lift up your eyes

אשא עיני
Esa enay
Cultivate awareness, amazement and awe

This is your life right now

זה היום
Zeh ha yom
Calling ourselves present to each moment

Pause and restore your soul

שבת וינפש
Shabbat vayinafash

Rest and renewal