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Ways to Participate Online

We may be unable to gather together in person, but there are many ways to participate online and connect with others. 

Mid-Day Meditation with Rabbi Olivier

Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live
Mondays, TuesdaysThursdays, and Fridays
from 12 noon to 12:30 PM
We will take 30 minutes together to meditate and be connected.

These beautiful moments are a quiet oasis of digital interconnectedness in the midst of a new, constantly changing world.

Beit Midrash 5781: The Guide of the Perplexed

Begins Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:30 AM

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat mornings for our study of Maimonides’ The Guide of The Perplexed. This controversial text has been a point of contention for centuries in Jewish communities.

This philosophical masterpiece is, indeed, credited for ushering in a new era in Jewish thought and, as such, for being a transformative influence on our people.

Please purchase the translation of The Guide of The Perplexed by Shlomo Pines, which includes an Introductory Essay by Leo Strauss.

If you are unable to find a copy within an affordable price range for you, please e-mail Rabbi Olivier by clicking here and we will make sure to have a copy sent to you. No one is ever prevented from participating at Bet Alef events for lack of funds. 

Find Us on Social Media!

While Zoom is our major platform for online gatherings right now, we are also doing our best to stream everything to Facebook Live. We are also working on ensuring that our YouTube channel remains a resource for you.

You can always visit our YouTube Channel for meditations, messages on Torah Portions, and fun Purim Shpiel services. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

1st and 3rd Friday Evenings
at 7 PM

Join Rabbi Olivier via Zoom to share Kabbalat Shabbat Evening Services over candles, wine, and bread in the comfort of your own home. Connect with others in the community and usher in the peaceful oasis of Shabbat in community.

Beit Midrash: The Guide for the Perplexed with Rabbi Olivier

 1st & 3rd Bet Alef Shabbat Saturday Mornings at 10:30 AM

hosted via Zoom

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat mornings for our study of Maimonides' The Guide of The Perplexed. This controversial text has been a point of contention for centuries in Jewish communities.

This philosophical masterpiece is, indeed, credited for ushering in a new era in Jewish thought and, as such, for being a transformative influence on our people.

Please purchase the translation of The Guide of The Perplexed by Shlomo Pines, which includes an Introductory Essay by Leo Strauss.

If you are unable to find a copy within an affordable price range for you, please e-mail Rabbi Olivier by clicking here and we will make sure to have a copy sent to you. No one is ever prevented from participating at Bet Alef events for lack of funds. 

One of the most encouraging and beautiful side-effects of the current Covid pandemic is our ability to connect with friends all around the world, both near and far. We want to welcome all of our visitors from the Seattle area, as well as nationally and globally. Our Bet Alef community seeks to be welcoming and open to all those looking for a joyful home for Jewish spirituality and meditative practice – no matter where you are!

After all, we are all in this together!

Rabbi Olivier now offers online Mid-Day Meditation throughout the week, and we are working hard to  transform our traditional times together like Shabbat and High Holy Days into an online-accessible interactive experience! 

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