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: A Way In integrates Jewish wisdom with mindfulness practices to build community and bring love, compassion and repair to the world.

MISSION: A Way In blends Jewish traditions with mindfulness practices, offering teachings, Shabbat and holiday services, retreats and web-based resources.



What We Offer


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

  • Jewish Mindfulness intentions
  • Teachings on the weekly Torah portions
  • Inspiration drawn from the cycles of Jewish time
  • A collection of resources from A Way In’s Teachings Archives

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


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

Watch the video with Rabbi Yael, "What is Jewish Mindfulness?"

“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
— Leonard Cohen


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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

Chris Taranta, Treasurer

Bea Leopold, Retreat Coordinator

Sharon Barr

Lance Laver

Rebecca Feldman

Rabbi Yael Levy (ex officio)


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