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

Consider Sustaining Membership

Summer marks a number of opportunities for Bet Alef. We celebrate as a community our B'nai Mitzvah, we gather at our Community Picnic, and we begin imagining the start of our year with High Holy Days in the Fall.

This is a good time to re-imagine your connections and commitment to Bet Alef. Consider becoming a Sustaining Member today!

Celebrate B'nai Mitzvah with us this Summer!

We are celebrating so many of our young members as they come of age and participate in our time-honored tradition of B'nai Mitzvah. These young men and women have studied and practiced and the Bet Alef community is delighted and honored to invite you to join us for these special Shabbat Morning Services thorughout the summer. Email us at info@betalef.org or subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our students.

Annual Community Picnic

Sunday, July 21st
4 PM - Dusk
Seward Park @ Shelter #2

Plan a dish to share with others and bring yourself, your friends, and your family to Seward Park for an afternoon/evening of food and fun! We'll have games, lake floats, and even some kayaks. Think about things like frisbees, volleyballs, or other games that might be fun in large groups.

We'll be right lakeside, so don't forget your swim gear, towels, and sunscreen.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Contact Us

1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle WA 98122

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