Winter Celebrations

Coming soon – Chanukah 5783 with Bet Alef

As we continue to explore ways to connect and gather in this new hybrid world, we are offering four different connection points to celebrate Chanukah with your Bet Alef friends and family. These events are open to all – so invite your friends! There’s something for everyone this season – with a Latke gathering for our foodies, a special meditation for those needing more mindfulness during the holidays, candle-lighting blessings and a special Shabbat service. Make sure to include others as we Share Light Together!


Chanukah Celebration Shabbat

Join us for a special celebratory Shabbat for Chanukah. This annual community celebration will be live and in-person in the Seattle First Baptist Sanctuary. We’ll light the candles, share the songs and delight in the stories of Chanukah.

Services will also be streamed. You can read more about details for Shabbat services here:

Sharing Light Together

To be scheduled for 5783!

Join us for Candle-Lighting Blessings through the 8 nights of Chanukah. We will gather over Zoom with one of our members leading us in the candle-lighting blessings for each night of Chanukah this year. Grab your roommates, family members, and invite your friends to increase the light! You can download the Chanukah Songs and Blessings below.

Chanukah Meditation with Rabbi Olivier at the J!

Monday, Nov. 29

Prepare your mind to receive the miracles of Chanukah and enter the holiday season in a mindful, grounded way. Rabbi Olivier is back at the Stroum JCC via Zoom by popular demand to lead us in this rejuvenating, virtual meditation session.

Cost: $8
Registration is required at the link below. Zoom link will be sent with Registration through SJCC. 

Tu BiShvat

Join Bet Alef for a celebration of the Birthday of the Trees. In the darkest, coldest time of winter, we gather together to plant and to remember growth and longevity.