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

Music Shabbat: Friday, June 21st, 7:30 PM

Get excited for our annual Music Shabbat! Join us as we journey through the service guided by song, chant, and musical prayers. And please invite your friends and family!  
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold Auerbach, German-Jewish poet.

Annual Meeting: Sunday June 9th, 3-5PM

Our annual meeting is coming up quickly. Join us as we discuss important matters as a community: our budget, programming for next year, and celebrating the wonderful year we've had. We will hear updates from our staff and our board, and make plans for the coming year together. We need a quorum for our voting, so please make sure to save the date or prepare your proxy for this important annual meeting!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rabbi Olivier's Ordination

Friday, June 7th
6 PM "Preneg" Celebration
7:30 PM Service
Celebratory Oneg to follow Service

Our community has been exceptionally blessed to have Rabbi Olivier BenHaim leading us since his ordination 10 years ago. On June 7th, we will celebrate him and all the ways in which he has enriched our community with a cocktail and light nosh Preneg before the Shabbat Services, a joyful lay-led and guest enriched Shabbat Service, and a lovely Oneg to follow. Make sure to mark your calendar so that you and your families are able to join us to honor our favorite Rabbi!

Contact Us

1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle WA 98122

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