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.


Teachings for the Cycles of Jewish Time


Softening the Heart, Strengthening the Spirit


A Pre-Passover Mindfulness Retreat with Rabbi Yael Levy.

March 16-18, 2018
at the Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York, 10524

THE FESTIVAL OF PASSOVER calls us to leave the narrow places in our hearts and minds and expand our capacities for compassion, empathy, understanding and relationship.

Join Rabbi Yael Levy and the A Way In community on retreat in the magnificence of the Hudson Valley to prepare our hearts and souls for Passover.


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