Bet Alef is Hiring!

We currently have incredibly fun and well-paying opportunities working with our youth!

What is Bet Alef?

Our name means “The House of the One.” And that house is big enough to include every one. We are 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 are not your old-school shul! And the best way to meet us is to come to one of our Shabbat services.

Our Shabbat Services

Our Shabbat services provide a perfect entry point for people to not only 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*. They are a regular oasis from our over- busy, over-stimulated, clock-driven lives, a time to rest, reflect, re-connect to and remember the Oneness that we are. They are also a bridge to carry our mind, body, and spirit from the work-week into the fullness of Shabbat, and a laboratory to learn more about and experience the Jewish mystical path.

Coming Soon

The Origins of Shabbat

Friday, September 20th 
7:30 PM

Rabbi Olivier invites you to join him for a learning journey as he traces the Origins of the holy day of Shabbat. Shabbat Services are an oasis of mindfulness (emunah - "it-is-so-ness") in the midst of the swirl of weekly activity, an invitation to turn inward and away from the outer world of never-ending distractions, and to find a slower more enriching pace for our lives. They are also a space to be renewed, find joy, and be uplifted by enlivening music. 
Bring a friend, join us for services and stay for our delicious post-service Oneg to make new friends and spend time in community.

S'lichot: Saturday, September 21st, 8 PM

Bet Alef’s S’lichot service is our gateway into the energies of the High Holy Days. We gather in community to mark our transitioning into sacred time. This late night service ahead of Rosh Hashanah helps to prepare for the season by deepening our understanding of the challenge of forgiveness, crossing a threshold into a new kind of energy: that of the High Holy Days.

No ticket required — admission is free.

High Holy Days

September 21st - October 9th

As the New Year approaches, we  invite you to join us on a journey beyond the frame of rituals and reawaken to the deeper spiritual teachings available during the High Holy Days— from Havdalah on S’lichot to the final sound of the Shofar on Yom Kippur. This year, we will seek to find the spiritual resilience needed to navigate our way forward in these challenging times. 

Contact Us

Address:
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle WA 98122
Phone:
206.527.9399
Email:
info@betalef.org

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