About Rabbi Yael Levy
Rabbi Yael Levy’s approach to Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition. It grows out of her deep personal commitment to spiritual practice and a passionate belief in its potential to change not only individuals but the world.
Rabbi Yael is completing her 19th year at Mishkan Shalom congregation. She has developed the A Way In Jewish Mindfulness program over the past four years, creating and leading contemplative Shabbat and holiday services as well as all-day and overnight retreats, weekly meditation "sits" and classes in Jewish Mindfulness.
A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Yael has co-led retreats in Alaska for Jewish professionals through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality as well as Omer and Shavuot retreats in New Mexico.
Rabbi Yael writes a weekly kavanah that appears on the A Way In website, and authors the daily blog Tending the Fire, which consists of daily meditations from the Psalms. Her works are shared on Facebook and Twitter as well. She also teaches an online course in Torah study through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Rabbi Yael is a spiritual director to rabbinical students in both the Reconstructionist and Reform movements and in private practice.