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The Alef Beats

Winner of the 2020 KOLedge Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition, The Alef Beats of Brown and RISD have been singing up and down the East Coast since our inception in 2005. The Beats sing in all styles and formats, including: Israeli and American pop/rock songs, old country Yiddish melodies, showtunes, and arrangements of Hebrew liturgy. 

The Beats come from all across the globe – our all-gender membership roster includes those from as far away as Malaysia, and as close to home as the Providence suburbs. Concentrations within the group vary as well, from Computer Science to Furniture Design. Through it all, the Beats are brought together by our goofy personalities, our love of music, and our appreciation for Jewish values and traditions.
Learn more about us at our website,, where you can check out our recent music videos and newest album, No Time for Getting Old. You can also check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube to stay up to date with our performances and stories.

The Alef Beats: Past Events

"I was looking for a community, and I definitely found it in the Beats!"

Ethan, on why he joined the Beats

"Very welcoming, people really made an effort to get to know me."

Gabe, on the culture of the Beats

The Alef Beats: Testimonials
The Alef Beats: Pro Gallery
The Alef Beats: Text
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