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.
Check Our High Holy Days Page for more information!
There seems to be a general dizzying feeling that the whole world is falling apart. This malaise many of us experience comes from the sense we often get that what once seemed so real, so solid and enduring is now crumbling right before our eyes. We are now seeing the narrative upon which our civilization was built for the emptiness that it is. Worse, what we once embraced as a story of eternal progress—where all the wrongs would be righted and science would fix everything—was written atop immense human suffering, environmental desecration and destruction, and increasing dehumanization and social isolation to name but a sample of its massive collateral damage. We have written, it now seems undeniable, the story of Western Civilization in the Book of Death.
Journey with us through these High Holy Days, as we uncover what lies at the core of what ails our civilization and ourselves, what we can do about it, and how we can become empowered to write a new story—the story of our tomorrow.
This time, we will write it in the Book of Life.
Join us August 19th for our Bring a Friend Kabbalat Shabbat Services!
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.*
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.