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Regathering Information

How Will Shabbat Services Happen?

Beginning November 5th, 2021, our Shabbat services will begin at 7 PM. The services will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person. They will also be recorded for viewing at other times, and available on our Shabbat & Find Us Online pages, on Facebook and YouTube.

*Note that our location has now moved to Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living.

Do I Need to Sign Up?

No, we will have plenty of space for all to safely return. The Sanctuary can host up to 600 people (including balconies) and we are looking to seal off every other pew to allow for social distancing. The center and left balcony will be open for those who prefer even more separation.

Can I Bring Tzedakah?

We will resume our practice of offering Tzedakah, dropping your gift in our purple box in the back of the Sanctuary. You might consider doing so as you first enter our space, however, if you are uncomfortable getting up with everyone during services. Additionally, you may also sign up for online giving at

Will We Have an Oneg?

 No, we will not have an Oneg inside for our initial Shabbat gatherings. As we did during the pandemic, Rabbi Olivier will be leading the Kiddush and Motzi at the end of services. Members of our Oneg committee will be passing prepared individual cups with wine (or grape juice) and pre-cut challah through the sanctuary ahead of the blessings.

Beginning November 5th, 2021

1st & 3rd Fridays at 7 PM

At a Bet Alef Friday night Shabbat Service, we…

  • Light the candles as an invitation to honor the light in our lives and in others
  • Use the traditional liturgy as a foundation to explore our spiritual journey
  • Chant, meditate and sing to unlock the deeply personal meaning of the prayers and allow them to resonate more fully through our Being
  • Explore the weekly Torah portion using a Kabbalistic interpretation
  • Allow music to take us deeper and joyfully re-energize us
  • Draw strength, hope, and humor from others in our community

All in all, a joyous process that enables us to become more present to our lives, families and friends.

Shabbat Shalom!