About

A Way In Jewish Mindfulness organization offers spiritual practices that strengthen our capacity to be present to all that life brings.

We are building a community that supports us in living in reverent relationship with each other and with the natural world.

 
 

Vision: To create and nurture local and global communities, integrating mindfulness and Jewish tradition to bring healing, love and compassion to the world.

Mission:  A Way In blends Jewish tradition and wisdom with mindfulness, offering services, celebrations and retreats as well as web-based programs, practices and resources.

 
 
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What We Offer

 

A lively online presence with guidance from Rabbi Yael Levy for creating and maintaining spiritual practices.

Check our calendar for our full listing of events and observances. You are welcome to join us online or in person. 

I lift my hands to do mitzvot. I lift my hands to love.
— Psalm 119:48

 
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Rabbi Yael Levy

Rabbi Yael Levy’s approach to Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition,yet her teachings are accessible to all. She passionately believes in the power of spiritual practice to transform individuals and the world.

As the founder and rabbinic director of A Way In, Rabbi Yael’s teachings offer “a way in” to spiritual practice and awareness that uses the language of Jewish tradition and address universal issues.  

Named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Forward, Rabbi Yael has created daily and weekly online teachings and unique contemplative Shabbat and holiday services. She leads weekly call-in meditation “sits,” retreats and classes in Jewish Mindfulness. A Way In grew out of her part-time work as a rabbi at Mishkan Shalom Reconstructionist congregation, where she has served for 22 years. 

A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Yael has worked with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, co-leading retreats in Alaska for Jewish professionals and writing an online mindfulness guide to the Torah portions of the week.  She also serves as a spiritual director to rabbinical students.

She is the author of Journey through the Wilderness: A Mindfulness Approach to the Ancient Jewish Practice of Counting the Omer and Chanukah Lights: Psalms for Hallel

 

"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."  – Leonard Cohen

 

 

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Contact

General Questions or Comments  
info@awayin.org

Donations, Payments, other Financial Matters  
treasurer@awayin.org
 
Connect with Rabbi Yael    
rabbiyael@awayin.org

Mailing Address

A Way In
P.O. Box 63912
Philadelphia, PA 19147-7779

Leadership Team

Stacey Meadows, Chair
Phyllis Myers, Vice Chair        
Lior Feldman, Secretary       
Bea Leopold, Treasurer       
Lance Laver       
Rabbi Danielle Parmenter     
Pat Ryan     
Rabbi Yael Levy (ex officio)

 
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