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

2019: Phonathon!

Once a year, our Board Members take a weekend and initiate personal calls to each member of our community. In these calls, we love hearing about what Bet Alef means to you.

We also use this as a personal appeal to support our community for the coming year. Start thinking about how you want to be a part of the Bet Alef story this year!

Passover Community Seder

Saturday, April 20th, 6:00 PM

We are busy planning our annual second night Seder meal, and would love for your family and friends to join us. 

If you are able to host anyone or need a place to celebrate First Night Seder with, please contact the office at info@betalef.org so we can help make connections for you.


Nishmat Shabbat

Friday, April 26th, 7:30 PM

at Queen Anne Methodist Church
paid registration is required at Brown Paper Tickets

Rabbi Olivier BenHaim and Rafe Pearlman invite you to share in a mystical experience of Shabbat, the evening of Union with the Beloved.

Silent and guided meditations, ecstatic chanting and dancing, are alternately offered throughout the evening, with the kavanah (intention) of experiencing as One the transcendent-masculine and immanent-feminine aspects of Being.

Contact Us

1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle WA 98122

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