Welcome to Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue
Bet Alef is an inclusive, progressive, independent Jewish community deeply rooted in the enduring evolving wisdom of our ancient texts and traditions, yet unafraid to borrow and build from other sources in the service of offering a transformative personal spiritual encounter to all who come under our roof. We aren’t your old-school shul!
“Bet Alef” means “The House of the One.” And that house is big enough to include everyone.
Bet Alef is not only committed to personal, spiritual transformation, but also the transformation of our communities through commitment to immigration reform, care for the earth, interfaith interaction and peace-building, lifelong learning and education, and diversity and inclusion in both theory and practice.
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 6138 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.*
Friday, December 16th, 7 PM
Since Chanukah will come to close the last days of December this year (first candle is Sunday night the 18th,) and in order to still mark the holiday in community, we are inviting all of you to join us for a pre-Chanukah Shabbat celebration!
Bring your chanukiah and all 9 candles that we might bring as much light into the darkness of the longest nights of the year. Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t also enjoy a few latkes and suvganiot to top it all off. We hope that you will, therefore, stay for the Oneg to delight in the sweetness of the holiday. Please register if you plan to attend.
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.