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
Friday, September 6th
This is our annual Shabbat Service where Rabbi Olivier retraces the history of Bet Alef ahead of its 26th anniversary this year, and reintroduces us to the core teachings that make our community unique. We encourage everyone to invite a friend who perhaps has expressed curiosity or might be interested in checking us out and learn more about Bet Alef in a relaxed and inclusive Shabbat Service.
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 email@example.com or subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our students.
High Holy Days
September 29th - October 9th
As the New Year approaches, we invite you to join us on a journey beyond the frame of rituals and reawaken to the deeper spiritual teachings available during the High Holy Days— from Havdalah on S’lichot to the final sound of the Shofar on Yom Kippur. This year, we will seek to find the spiritual resilience needed to navigate our way forward in these challenging times.