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.
Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 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.
Imagine a day, a full 24 hour day, where you could embark on an inner journey of deep spiritual exploration. A journey that would open your mind, heal your heart and nourish your soul. An inner journey.
Imagine that to embark on such journey, you wouldn't even have to leave the comfort of your own home. All that would be required is for you to make your home a temple-for-a-day and transform time itself into a sacred container, into Shabbat.
That journey would include spaces for meditation, sacred learning, singing, chanting, silence, mindfulness and so much more. It would be taken alone but shared in community. You could participate as much or as little as you'd like, you could join in for parts of the day and sit other times out.
This is the journey we are inviting you to partake in. A 24-hr Shabbaton Retreat starting Friday evening, May 15th, at 7PM and ending after havdalah, Saturday evening at 7PM.
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.
Three Ways to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy," and Share Shabbat!
1st & 3rd Friday mornings
We are trying to continue providing recorded Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services for the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. We share these with our email list or you can check our YouTube channel on the afternoon of the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month. We also are working to ensure that we have pre-recorded music for you.
We will also be posting these services to Facebook on Fridays as a "Watch Party" that you can join at 7 PM on Friday evenings.
Below we are offering our Shabbat Prayer Booklet for download so you can feel comfortable to follow along in the comfort of your own home.
1st & 3rd Bet Alef Shabbat Saturday Mornings at 10:30 AM
hosted via Zoom
Rabbi Olivier is bringing Torah Class back twice-monthly starting this Saturday, April 4th, from 10:30AM to 12-noon via Zoom. Our studies will follow the book of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), the return of a great Jewish classic that we all enjoyed together a few years back. The text is available online for free to everyone via Sefaria, one of the greatest virtual Jewish Text library. Click here for the link to Sefaria's Pirkei Avot translation that we will be studying from.
2nd & 4th Shabbat Friday Evenings
at 7 PM
Join Rabbi Olivier via Zoom to share Shabbat Evening Blessings 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.
We’ve been hard at work keeping spirits resilient and community alive online.
Every day we are taking new risks and embracing new technology to make sure that we can provide the best online experience for friends and family of our Bet Alef Community.
We have been reaching people around the world with our Mid-Day Meditations and Shabbat Services, as well as our amazing Online Passover Community Seder.
Would you consider donating to keep our work alive or sponsoring one of our events?