With an Modern Orthodox, Sephardi background, Rabbi Olivier has been a student of Torah and of the Jewish way for most of his life. He lived in Israel for close to 10 years, where he studied in Jerusalem with many teachers of the Jewish spiritual path, both in Yeshivas and scholarly circles. Rabbi Olivier is the Rabbi of Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue in Seattle. He received a B.A. and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Newton, MA. He was ordained as a Rabbi in 2009.
Rabbi Olivier is a teacher of non-dual Judaism, anchored in Jewish tradition. He approaches Torah as a paradigm for spiritual awakening and a lens for exploring one’s Jewish identity. He fosters a Jewish spiritual practice which includes guided and silent meditations, mystical chant, ecstatic music, song & dance.
Rabbi Olivier is an integrally informed teacher who promotes a Jewish spirituality supportive of an integration of mind, body and spirit, awakening for each individual practitioner, expressing in community, and manifesting in our world.
Rabbi Olivier lives in Seattle with his wife, Amy and their children Amalya and Lior.
You can find more information about Rabbi Olivier and the many programs and workshops he leads throughout this web site, or contact him directly via email.
Rabbi Olivier is available to officiate at Jewish and interfaith, opposite or same-sex marriages, funeral and memorial services or any other life-cycle event. He also provides spiritual guidance to those in need by appointment. He can be reached via email.
Souls’ Journey: Meditation & Kabbalah
- 2 CD set
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In The Press:
- True Liberation: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Recovery for All, All Treatment, April 2013
- The Last Jew in Peki’in, Jew-ish.com, February 2013
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim on Nondual Judaism, Artocratic Magazine, August 2011
On Our Blog:
High Holy Days Reflections:
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim D’var Torah Rosh Hashanah 2016: Our Unchecked Motivations
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim D’var Torah Rosh Hashanah 2014: Fear of Abraham
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim D’var Torah Rosh Hashanah 2013; The Day Isaac Was Sacrificed
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim D’var Torah Yom Kippur 2012; I Will Write My Torah on Their Heart
- Rabbi Olivier BenHaim D’var Torah Rosh Hashanah 2011: Akedah The Binding of Abraham
- Rabbi Olivier D’var Torah Rosh Hashanah 2010: When Dr. House meets Abraham
- High Holy Days Machzor (Prayerbook)
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