Streaming Shabbat

Read Rabbi Olivier BenHaim's Rosh HaShanah Talk by clicking here:

Reclaiming our Time & Attention

Listen to his latest talk:

Who We Are

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an inclusive spiritual community practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community, and manifests itself in our world... Read More

Building Accessibility

Whether you come for every Shabbat and workshop or just once a year, our community is happy to provide accessibility to all. Follow the link below for details on how to navigate Seattle First Baptist Church. If you have questions or think you might need assistance please email

Accessibility and Buildings

Register for Intro to Kabbalah & our Annual Retreat!

Introduction to Kabbalah: a Six-Month Course on Jewish Mysticism with Rabbi Olivier BenHaim

begins November 6th

Cost: $200 members, $270 non-members




Registration is now open for our Annual Meditation Retreat at the Whidbey Institute!

January 11-13th, 2019



Upcoming Events

Meditative Shabbat Service 7:30 PM


Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM


L'Dor VaDor (Gr 3-5) 4:30 PM


B'nai Mitzvah Class 4:15 PM


Introduction to Kabbalah - 7pm


Join us for Chanukah!

Join us for our annual Chanukah Dinner & Shabbat Services, Friday December 7th at 5:45 PM!



Experience Our Community

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Friday, November 16th, 7:30 PM
Our Shabbat services provide a perfect entry point for people to not only explore Jewish tradition and spirituality through ancient & 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 & spirit from the work-week into the fullness of Shabbat, and a laboratory to learn more about and experience the mystical Jewish path.

Shabbat Morning Celebration

Saturday, November 17th at 10:30 AM
with Rabbi Olivier & Chava Mirel
We will fill Bet Alef’s Living Room with songs & music, invite our members to chant from our cherished Torah, and debate the highlights on the weekly Torah portion. At noon, after services we share in an always delicious and abundant potluck lunch together. So bring a dish to share and join us Saturday morning!