A Unique Jewish Spiritual Education for Your Family
L’dor VaDor (“From Generation to Generation”) is our intergenerational school. Children and adults
learn together to integrate Jewish spirituality into their daily lives. Bet Alef’s engaging, meaningful,
and fun educational programs are designed with the premise that Jewish learning and spirituality are family
endeavors and lifelong pursuits.Our Family Learning Program is dedicated to the belief that continuing to support and nourish a deepening meaningful Jewish life for your family, and creating a community of spiritually committed adults around and for your children is the blessing that Bet Alef is meant to offer.
Our year is chock-full of amazing events for families, children and anyone who is looking for an engaging way to connect with community and to enhance their spiritual journey. Programming includes education opportunities for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-7 as well as Shabbat and Holiday celebrations. We strive to make learning accessible for everyone, and offer discounted rates on our programs for our members.
All Ages Celebration Service: 3rd Saturdays Monthly
On the Saturdays following our Third-Friday Shabbat services, between 10:30-12:00PM, kids of all ages (and their parents) are invited to participate in a Shabbat Morning Service led by the incredibly talented musician, Chava Mirel, and by Rabbi Olivier. This service will be followed by a family potluck lunch at the Bet Alef office. Attending this service is mandatory for all students in the B’nai Mitzvah program.
On Monday evenings (following the school-year calendar,) from 4:30-6:00PM at the Bet Alef office, Rachel will offer a comprehensive learning program for children grades 3-5. Participation in this program is mandatory for children planning to have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Bet Alef.
The first half of each session will be dedicated to learning Hebrew (Beginners & then Level 1). The second half will focus on Jewish spiritual practices and values (Mitzvot). Students will progress to higher Hebrew levels over the 3 years of the program and before continuing with Rabbi Oliver in the B’nai Mitzvah course, grades 6-7.
Classes will begin Tuesday, January 7, 4:30 PM.
$500 per student, per year, for members.
$600 per student, per year, for non-members.
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Youth Programs Coordinator
Rachael is a graduate of the Prozdor, the high school arm of the learning programs at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a degree in Linguistic from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorder: Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University.
Over the years Rachael has taught English, Spanish, and Hebrew in a variety of contexts. She has provided habilitation and rehabilitation services in the US, Mexico and Taiwan to individuals of all ages and tailors the language of instruction, the instructional approach and the goals to suit the group and/or individual.
For the past 4 years Rachael has been teaching and revising the curriculum at Shalom Sunday, the Jewish educational arm of the Secular Humanist Circle. When not at Bet Alef, Rachael sings with the Seattle Jewish Chorale (and would love to see you at the Spring and Chanukah concerts!) and keeps busy by raising her two exuberant children with her husband Mike. When carving out time for herself in this very busy world, she might be found at Kabbalat Shabbat services, or with her nose in a book, or her feet on the trail.