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BET ALEF MEDITATIVE SYNAGOGUE
November 13, 2009

I left my previous synagogue when I remarried. I had rarely attended. Rabbi Ted Falcon performed our ceremony in 2000 and we joined shortly thereafter. Six years ago, Rabbi blessed my Bar Mitzvah at age 56. My wife is Vietnamese and comes from a Buddhist tradition but loves our congregation and we never miss a Shabbat when we are in town. She has been warmly welcomed and we are truly part of a loving community. Starting as a cultural Jew with little training, I have found that the Jewish spiritual path, as iterated by Rabbi Ted and his home grown successor, Rabbi Olivier, resonates with me and has imbued my life with deeper meaning and intention, something I never thought would happen given my scientific, reductionist mindset. Finding Bet Alef has been one of the great blessings of my adult life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am more generous, less anxious, and have a deeper perspective on the meaning of oneness.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Open hearted, caring, and sincere in their quest for meaning.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Devote more time to spiritual and Judaic teachings and observances and less time to fund raising and anguishing about how to make budget.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Board Member & Executive committee. Mohel. Hosted Vietnamese spring roll making funraiser.