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Shabbat Services

For millennia, Jews have observed the period from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown as a day of rest, renewal and reflection on matters of the heart and Spirit. When our civilization continuously focuses our attention outwardly—relentlessly inviting us to keep ourselves busy and unendingly distracted, always preoccupied with materialistic pursuits—celebrating Shabbat is a countercultural and almost subversive practice that is meant to turn us inward and remind us that we are multi-faceted beings with a deep spiritual side that needs our time and attention just as much.

And what better way to reconnect with the inner dimension of our self than to engage in a meaningful Jewish meditative practice? Studies continue to show that slowing down, practicing mindfulness, and integrating a spiritual practice as an essential part of our lives re-invigorate, rejuvenate, and bring people physical and mental health benefits. Such is the invitation of our Shabbat services.

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

Service Details

Our Shabbat services are offered online and in-person on the first and third Fridays of every month. The services will be livestreamed here-above for those who cannot attend in person and available on Bet Alef‘s Facebook page and  YouTube channel.

We also host a virtual pre-neg on Zoom. We will open the room at 6:55 and begin streaming the service as it begins at 7 PM (PST).
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85256978160

As we attempt to create these spaces once again, we are looking for hosts who are willing to moderate the chat, let in our guests, and ensure that the video links for service is being shared within the Zoom. Contact our Office Manager at administrator@betalef.org if you are interested in being a Shabbat Host on Zoom!

Address:
806 N 64th St
Seattle WA 98103

 

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!

Bet Alef COVID Protocols for Shabbat Services

Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all of our congregants and staff. As part of that, and in coordination with the Center for Spiritual Living, we continue to monitor and abide by King County recommendations regarding gatherings.

We reviewed the King County guidance and also reviewed the procedures of several businesses in the area.

Our current protocol:

We continue to strongly encourage those who are able to get their vaccinations - and boosters if eligible. We will no longer be checking vaccination status at the door.

In alignment with CSL's own requirements, wearing masks is optional and based on your level of comfort in our space. Thank you for your understanding.