A Way In


Directing the Heart Through Jewish Mindfulness

ישרי לב


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


Teachings Based on Torah

A Way In offers a weekly kavanah and original translations by Rabbi Yael Levy.

Weekly Meditation Sits

Join us every Thursday 8-8:30 AM EST live via call-in for a  Morning Meditation Sit, or listen from the archive of sits past.

What is Jewish Mindfulness?

Watch this video for an introduction from Rabbi Yael Levy, founder of A Way In  Jewish Mindfulness Organization.


Counting the Omer with Rabbi Yael Levy

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Standing at Sinai: Opening to Presence


Five-Day Jewish Mindfulness Retreat in the High Desert of New Mexico Guided by Rabbi Yael Levy

May 17-22, 2018, Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, Abiquiu, NM

Join us as we gather for the tenth A Way In retreat in the sacred beauty of the red rock desert of New Mexico.

In a unique combination of silence, song and movement, woven together by Rabbi Yael Levy’s inspired teachings, we will celebrate Shavuot and the revelation on Mount Sinai, and mark the end of another Omer journey. The awesome surroundings and the power of community create a holy time that helps us to open to the Mystery that fills all creation.


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