Rabbi Yael Levy

Rabbi Yael Levy’s approach to Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, yet her teachings are accessible to all. She passionately believes in the power of spiritual practice to transform individuals and the world.

As the founder and rabbinic director of A Way In, Rabbi Yael’s teachings offer “a way in” to spiritual practice and awareness that uses the language of Jewish tradition and address universal issues.

Named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Forward, Rabbi Yael offers daily and weekly online teachings and unique contemplative Shabbat and holiday services. She leads weekly call-in meditation “sits” and Jewish Mindfulness retreats around the country. A Way In grew out of her work as rabbi at Mishkan Shalom congregation, where she has served for 25 years.

A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Yael has worked with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and she serves as a spiritual director to rabbinical students and in private practice.

She is the author of: Directing the Heart: Weekly Mindfulness Teachings and Practices from the Torah, Journey through the Wilderness: A Mindfulness Approach to the Ancient Jewish Practice of Counting the Omer and Chanukah Lights: Psalms for Hallel.