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March Newsletter

Posted by on 15 March 2016 | Comments

Follow Your Dreams - To Kevah's Next Young Adult Meet Up!

On March 31stKevah's Senior Rabbinic Educator, David Kasher, will lead us in a meaningful conversation about "Dreams and Nightmares." Kevah is excited to host its second event designed specially for Bay Area young adults. RSVP on Facebook to join young adults of all backgrounds for lively discussion of Jewish texts over drinks and snacks - on Kevah!

Invite your friends, meet others interested in Jewish community and learning, or just come by for good food and conversation!

Make sure to like Kevah on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Kevah Poised to Host Extraordinary Cohort for Teaching Training

Applications are in, and the talent pool looks great! "We're thrilled to bring together some of the finest young educators across the country, and across the denominational spectrum, to offer them training in an important skill that often goes under-recognized in rabbinic training: the art of teaching Torah," said Rabbi David Kasher.

For two weeks in Berkeley this summer, from May 31 to June 14Kevah will bring together a pluralistic cohort of Jewish educators to learn from experts in adult education, practice new techniques in teaching workshops, and actualize their skills by teaching a public lesson on Shavuot. TheKevah Teaching Fellowship is generously supported by the Hellman Foundation and Project Accelerate. 

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February Newsletter

Posted by on 17 February 2016 | Comments

Kevah Hosts First Young Adult Meet-Up!

On February 4th, Kevah held its first ever event designed specially for Bay Area young adults. Over 25 people from around the Bay came to Kevah's co-working space, where schmoozing and snacks bracketed a lively, thought-provoking discussion with Rabbi David Kasher on "Mitzvah and Mindfulness." 

"It was so exciting to see so many young adults come together in our space and just fall right into conversation before and after the learning," said Sivan Orr, Kevah's Group Support Coordinator. 

We hope to host similar events in the future, so make sure to like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!

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January Newsletter

Posted by on 19 January 2016 | Comments

Kevah's Young Adult Meet-Up 

On February 4th, we’re kicking off our first ever event designed specially for Bay Area young adults. Join young adults of all backgrounds for lively discussion of Jewish texts over drinks and snacks - on us! Rabbi David Kasher will lead us in meaningful conversation.

This meetup will be the first of our events created specifically for young adults. Meet others interested in Jewish community and learning, or just come by for good food and conversation! Be sure to tell your friends and invite them to our Facebook event.

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From Faith & Leadership: Kevah Offers a DIY Approach to Jewish Millenials

Posted by Kim Mark on 23 April 2015 | Comments

This article was originally published in Faith & Leadership - a journal from Duke Divinity.

Kevah offers a DIY approach to Jewish millennials

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Kevah's First Celebration of Jewish Learning A Success!

Posted by Sonia Daccarett on 12 February 2015 | Comments

Thanks to all who were able to join us on February 8 for a fantastic afternoon of learning with our broader Bay Area Kevah family! 

Six educators with very diverse backgrounds and nearly 100 group hosts, participants and supporters all came together to study, learn and have fun at our beautiful new offices in Berkeley. 

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Hacking Jewish Tradition

Posted by on 21 January 2015 | Comments

Kevah's Founder and Executive Director Sara Bamberger spoke recently about how “hacking tradition” is the key to a robust Jewish life in the 21st century. Fellow panelists included Sarah Lefton, Executive Director and Producer of G-dcast and Professor Ken Goldberg, Director of UC Berkeley's Automation Science Lab.

In the lively discussion, panelists discussed the metaphor of "hacking" as a way of understanding Jewish history, theology and practice, and then dove into issues such as the challenges and rewards of classical text study, the relationship between technology and Jewish education, and how to innovate on the Hebrew School model.  Stay tuned for discussion highlights on Kevah's website - coming soon!

The event was sponsored by the Magnes Museum Foundation, hosted by the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, presented in partnership with the J. Weekly, and generously funded in part by the Helen & Albert Colen Endowment for Jewish Culture.

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Kevah Growth on the Cover of J. Weekly

Posted by Sonia Daccarett on 1 December 2014 | Comments

Kevah's growth is the featured story in this week's j. Weekly - the weekly newspaper for the Jewish community of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. READ THE STORY!

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Kevah Receives Major Grant from Jim Joseph Foundation, Grant to Fund Educators and Young Adult Learning Groups

Posted by on 17 November 2014 | Comments

Kevah – an organization empowering individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities– has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, which focuses on creating effective and compelling Jewish learning experiences for youth and young adults in the United States.

“The Jim Joseph Foundation was an early champion of Kevah’s grassroots approach to organizing and supporting ongoing Jewish learning experiences for adults. This new grant will allow us to strengthen and expand our current work as we prepare to bring the Kevah model to additional communities” said Kevah’s Executive Director Sara Bamberger.  

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Kevah Named One of America's Top Innovative Jewish Organizations

Posted by Kim Mark on 20 October 2014 | Comments

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Tenth Annual Slingshot Guide Highlights Kevah Among the Best of the Thriving Jewish Nonprofit World

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Kevah in the News!

Posted by on 9 September 2014 | Comments

Read more on EJewishPhilanthropy about Kevah's presence in Boston and how we're helping grow a vibrant grassroots Jewish learning community there!

Sparking a Jewish Learning Renaissance: A Flipped Model

By Dr. Ariel Burger

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