I have struggled with many things in my life. Judaism being one...addiction being another. When I woke up to the fact that the cure for my addiction was a spiritual life I became a seeker. I had turned my back on my Jewish roots many years before and felt there was nothing for me there. Through a series of events (serendipity) I found my way to Bet Alef. The meditation has been very healing and the Judaism sang to my soul.
Bet Alef is a warm, welcoming, supportive congregation focusing on personal meditative connection to the divine. It is profound, funny, supportive and nurturing.
Bet Alef has been a spiritual home for me for over 10 years. For me, as much as the perspective and teachings of Rabbi Ted, and now Rabbi Olivier, have resonated, comforted and empowered me over the years, I am also grateful for the community of people that I've come to know and love. My life is richer for being a member of Bet Alef.
Bet Alef provides a warm inclusive community with a philosophy of practice that allowed my family to re-engage their jewish heritage with our personal values intact. This is not once a year judaism; it's everyday. About reaching out and including anyone. It's not about what sets us apart or outside.