Welcome to Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an inclusive spiritual community practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that support each individual, is realized in community, and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of greater compassion and love.
Our Shabbat services are offered online (see it on our App, Download here!) and in-person on the first and third Fridays of every month at 7pm PST. The services will be livestreamed here and in-person at Center for Spiritual Living at 6318 Linden Ave N, Seattle.
Shabbat services are the perfect entry point not only to explore Jewish tradition and spirituality through ancient and modern prayers and practices, but to take a break from the hectic pace of our busy lives and gather together to remember that we are human *beings* and not just human *doings.*
Join us here, or on our App (Download our App!), or on Zoom
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
from 12 noon to 12:30 PM
We will take 30 minutes together to meditate and be connected.
These beautiful moments are a quiet oasis of digital interconnectedness in the midst of a new, constantly changing world.
High Holy Days: Life Beyond Fear
Have you noticed how much fear is driving our lives? We must protect ourselves from our credit identity being stolen, from our homes being burgled. We must arm ourselves to confront our next attacker. Politicians play on our fears, painting themselves as the only protectors from the evil other side of the aisle embodying all that we have to fear. And if that’s not enough then we need protection from that other country, this other people, that other religion threatening our way of life. We must protect ourselves from poverty, aloneness, sickness. It seems we have come to fear life itself.
Is there a way out of this or are we condemned to live in the life-bunker we have built around ourselves and continue to trade off living for increased security? Wouldn’t we be slightly happier if we could release a few of our fears?
These High Holy Days, Rabbi Olivier invites us to explore the nature of our fears so that we might, together, find ways to let a little more light shine through the cracks of our life-bunker and allow ourselves to live a more open and liberated human life.
For this year’s High Holy Days, we will be gathering in person at our home at the Center for Spiritual Living in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of North Seattle (across from Green Lake) and online.
Registration for Members is Open Now!