All Are Welcome at Bet Alef
Bet Alef is an inclusive, egalitarian, progressive Jewish community. What does this mean? It means that we welcome anyone who is curious or engaging in those values as part of their own spiritual journey. It means that we walk alongside each other – from all walks of life – as we discover our spirituality together, lift up one another, and carry each other when we need it. This means that when we say “All are welcome here…” it is a deeply held conviction and value. In case you’re still wondering..
How is Bet Alef welcoming of interfaith families and those who are not Jews?
How is Bet Alef welcoming of all genders, identities and LGBTQ+ people?
We hosted Seattle’s PRIDE Shabbat in 2018. (Check out the YouTube link on the right!)
I was raised Orthodox, am I welcome?
Of course. We do want to let you know in advance that our synagogue is a shared space, meaning we do not have a kosher kitchen, but also that our observation of kashrut is different from most Orthodox communities. At our Oneg and shared meals, we try to always provide ingredients and vegetarian options for those who are trying to observe.
I don't know anything about meditation, am I welcome?
Sure. We’d love to help you explore that side of your spirituality.