The Alef Beats
Brought together by a love of music and a passion for Jewish culture, the Alef Beats of Brown/RISD have been singing up and down the East Coast since our inception in 2005. The Beats sing in all styles and formats; our repertoire includes Israeli and American pop/rock, old country Yiddish melodies, showtunes, and arrangements of modern Hebrew liturgical songs. Generally, we like to feature Jewish artists in our English repertoire, but we've been known to make exceptions!
The Beats hail from all over the world. Our all-gender roster includes members from as far afield as Malaysia, and as close to home as the Providence suburbs. Concentrations within the group vary as well, ranging from Computer Science to Furniture Design. Through it all, the Beats remain united with a common friendship and a healthy appreciation for Jewish values and tradition. Learn more about us at our website, www.thealefbeats.wixsite.com/home.
Our Latest Album
Check out our website to find the platforms where you can stream our album, No Time For Getting Old.
Brown RISD Hillel, New England Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition & Showcase (Greenwich, CT), Manhattan Jewish Community Center, Congregation Agudath Achim (Taunton, MA), Congregation Beth Sholom (Providence), Temple Sinai (Sharon, MA), Providence Jewish Community Center, Providence Art Club, PeaceLove Studios (Providence), Edgewood Elementary School, Brookline A Cappella Fest, Brandeis University, and many more!
Check out videos of past Alef Beats performances:
Current Repertoire (as of February 2019)
- Adore You (Harry Styles)
- Al Hanissim (Mike Boxer, Six13)
- Alaska (Maggie Rogers)
- Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn (Jacob Jacobs and Sholom Secunda)
- The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
- Darkeinu (Izhar Ashdot)
- Gesher (Yosef Goldman)
- Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
- In My Room (Beach Boys)
- Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
- Ma'aliyot (Dudu Tassa)
- River of Dreams (Billy Joel)
- There Must be Another Way (Noa and Mira Awad)
- L'Chaim/To Life (Fiddler on the Roof)
Interested in Gigs?
Contact The Alef Beats.