Rabbinic Director, A Way In Jewish Mindfulness organization
Rabbi Yael Levy is the director of A Way In, a Jewish Mindfulness organization based in Philadelphia with an international online presence that includes people of many different spiritual paths. Her approach to Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Jewish texts and tradition and grows out of a deep personal commitment to spiritual practice. She is the author of “Journey through the Wilderness: A Mindfulness Approach to the Ancient Jewish Practice of Counting the Omer.” She has created contemplative religious services, taught Mindfulness classes and leads all-day and overnight Jewish Mindfulness retreats. She has been a part-time rabbi at Mishkan Shalom synagogue for 22 years. She is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and has completed courses for Jewish professionals at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Named in 2014 as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Forward, Rabbi Levy's work has been featured in the New York Times and other publications.