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
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.
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!
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!