Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an inclusive spiritual community practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening.

Our monthly Torah Study sessions are open to all... including on Skype! If you would like to be added to participate via Skype, simply find Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue (betalef36) and send us a "contact request." You will be added to our list and able to call in for classes! Upcoming dates are 5/20, 6/17, and 7/22 -- 10:30 AM-Noon. See the calendar for additional dates:

Torah Reflections: April 23 – 29, 2017

"We Are Energy Bodies" -- this week's Torah Reflections by Rabbi Olivier. To receive these in your inbox every week, sign up at For the complete experience, join us at Shabbat services on 1st and 3rd Fridays and explore the "inner spaces" of Self through meditations, joyful music, and Kabbalistic interpretations of Torah. This week’s Torah portion is, admittedly, a challenge to our modern sensibilities. This portion talks about tzara’at, a skin affliction most translators define as leprosy; although no one knows what it was exactly. Given that skin disease is generally not a favorite topic of conversation, one way to...

Thank you! You are successfully registered for Bet Alef's Passover Community Seder!

We are excited for everyone joining us for the Community Passover Seder tomorrow night! If you've been to a Seder before, you'll know that there are many ritual foods involved. Help support Bet Alef's Community Passover Seder by providing some of those ritual food items.

Follow the link to see what is needed and how you can help: We are so pleased that you will be joining us! Things to bring: Bottle of wine or juice to share at your table Donation of non-perishable food item for JFS food bank and/or a donation check for Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger If you've been to a Seder before, you'll know that there are many ri...

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue - Purim 2017 "Middle East Side Story"

We try to bring something special to every Shabbat service. Our 2017 Purim Shabbat was a great example! Watch our "Middle East Side Story," based on the 1950s musical "West Side Story." And join us on any 1st or 3rd Friday for Shabbat, including this Friday April 7th. Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, pianist Jal Feldman, Music Director/vocalist Dianna Rose, vocalists Celia Curran, Matt Dubin and Dallin Brown

Community Passover Seder 2017

Searching for a seder? Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is hosting its annual Community Passover Seder on Capitol Hill, and you and your family are invited! Join us on Tuesday, April 11 for a joyful and meaningful exploration of the spiritual dimensions of Passover. Menu options include Vegan and Gluten Free. Visit to learn more and register. Passover at Bet Alef gives us the opportunity to explore the mystical depths of the traditions and rituals. A way to share with friends and families as we experience the leaving of Mitzrayim (our places of stuckness).


Happy birthday, TREES! This weekend is Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish birthday or New Year of the trees. Come plant a tree with us in Magnuson Park this Sunday, February 12th, and remove climate-damaging carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is kid-friendly so bring out the whole family! Bring garden gloves and spades if you have them. Bet Alef members join Seattle First Baptist Church and Beth Shalom for tree planting, sponsored by Plant-for-the-Planet and Green Seattle Partnership. Free to all! Treats served afterwards. Click below for all details... What can I do? We all seem to be asking that question these days. We may feel powerless, impotent in the face of chaos and strife, and yet each of us is somebody. Each of us is one. We cannot do...




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