12353 8th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Education Director: Sharron Lerner
Office Manager: Kathy Gallagher
Kadima is a progressive Jewish Reconstructionist community integrating study, celebration, and work for social justice. Kadima makes a strong connection between social activism and Jewish spiritual traditions, ethics, culture, and history.
Jewish Education: The Kadima School meets two Sundays a month. Kadima’s anti-bias curriculum, hands-on educational experiences, holistic education philosophy, and parental involvement help to create a vibrant learning environment. The education program begins with pre-K and continues through the 7th grade. Kadima’s youth group serves grades 8 through 12. Kadima strives to provide a full, rich, and authentic Jewish education. Parents regularly report that their children enjoy Kadima’s classes.
Modern Conversational Hebrew Classes: Classes begin in the 3rd grade and typically continue through the 6th grade.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Preparation: Kadima’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah students participate in Judaic and Hebrew studies, mitzvah programs, and community-building activities. Madrichim (adult mentors) work with students and families to prepare for Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies.
Adult Education: Adult education at Kadima includes classes, workshops, visiting lecturers, and Hebrew-reading classes. Progressive Judaism, spiritual development, cultural connections, and social justice activism are explored.
Mission and Practices: Kadima welcomes members whose Jewish beliefs and practices span the spectrum from humanistic to theistic. Multicultural households are welcomed, including non-Jewish partners and family members. Persons of all sexual orientations are welcomed. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate and learn more about progressive Judaism. Kadima seeks to integrate a wide range of Jewish experience into its priorities and practices. It is committed to making its programs and community accessible to its members, and to people searching for a Jewish home.