About Rabbi Yael Levy

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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.

Named as one of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis" by the Jewish Daily Forward, the leading national Jewish publication, Rabbi Yael has been affiliated with Mishkan Shalom congregation for 20 years. She has developed the A Way In Jewish Mindfulness organization over the past six years, creating and leading contemplative Shabbat and holiday services as well as 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 retreats in New Mexico and the Adirondacks.

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. 

Rabbi Yael writes a weekly kavanah that appears on the A Way In Web page, and authors a daily blog of meditations and suggestions for practice based on the cycles of Jewish time. Her works are shared on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Rabbi Yael is a spiritual director to rabbinical students in both the Reconstructionist and Reform movements and in private practice.

Email Rabbi Yael at rabbiyael@jewishmindfulness.org

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