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Coronavirus: 3 ways to help protect your community 
1) Please stay at home if you feel unwell.
2) When you come into the Alyth building wash your hands with warm water and soap.
3) We are especially vulnerable at Kiddush so please be careful when taking food.
To protect our more vulnerable members and visitors, we ask all at Alyth to please bear in mind government guidelines before coming to the building. For more information on current guidelines, please click here.
We are still receiving expert advice and we will update you as soon as we can. 

 

Erev Shabbat
06 March 

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Hannah and Katie Hainbach.

 

Shabbat Morning
07 March 

Shabbat Shiur: Sugyot every Reform Jew should know
(09:15-10:15) A sugya is a discrete section of the Talmud.  In these shiurim we explore sugyot that are particularly interesting, entertaining or challenging.  With Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service with piano. Led by Rabbi Josh with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Ron Laufer. The sermon will be given by Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience

Monday 09 March - Erev Purim

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass 
(19:00-21:30) 
For adults: A lot of the Purim story happens over wine and feasting. This Purim, join us for an evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a masterclass with Israeli wine ambassador, Tal Sunderland-Cohen. Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. Reading of the Megillah will be woven into the evening. Tickets are £10 per person, which includes food and wine.
Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Teen Erev Purim Secret Cinema - Spider-Man: Far from Home 
(19:00-21:30) 
For School Years 7-13: Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. 
RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…

Tuesday 10 March - Purim 

Purim Baby Den 
(10:30-11:30) 
For Alyth’s youngest members: Don’t forget your fancy dress. With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Just added: Purim Megillah Reading & Lunch  
(12:30-14:00) Join Rabbi Hannah and Mike Mendoza for a megillah reading over a light lunch. 

Mega Purim Party 
(16:00-17:30) 
For Primary School children and their families: Join Rabbi Hannah and Sophie for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will have supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged. Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for.

Alyth Film Club: The Shop on the High Street (1965)      
(19:30-22:00) Antonin Tono Brtko is a poor carpenter appointed by his Nazi brother-in-law to be 'Aryan controller' of an old Jewish widow’s sewing shop in a Nazi-occupied Slovakian town in 1942. The widow, Rozalie, is near deaf, isolated and partially sighted. Barely even registering there is a war going on, she fails to fully realize the implications of the context in which she lives. Believing Tono is simply her new assistant, the two develop a tentative friendship that sees him maintaining that fiction as he attempts to protect her from the encroaching Nazi horror. With English subtitles.

Friday 13 March 

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Ruach Parent's Session: Avodah 
(17:15-18:15) To correspond with the ‘Avodah’ term at Ruach, this session, taught by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah, will look at aspects of our prayer lives.  This session is specifically for parents whose children attend the Ruach programme.

Erev Shabbat Service  
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.  

Saturday 14 March 

Special Choir Breakfast  
(09:00-10:15)  A special breakfast for choir members to speak about music in our services with our rabbis and welcoming back Katie.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15)  Led by Rabbi Josh. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Gabriella Hilton. 

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan.  Led by Rabbi Hannah and Justin Wise.

Year 6 Bowling Trip 
(17:00-19:00) Part of the B’nei Mitzvah process at Alyth is focused on social bonding. Therefore, we plan one tailored event in Year 6, a residential in Year 7 and an international trip in Year 8. Join us for the first social of the journey - the Year 6 bowling trip.
Email sophie@alyth.org.uk to sign up. 

Save the Dates + Book Now 

Academy of Perfoming Arts at Alyth Presents: Little Shop of Horrors 
Saturday 2 May, 19:00 & Sunday 3 May, 15:00 and 19:00 

Academy of Performing Arts at Alyth presents  a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” Tickets cost: £10 (adults), £8 (concessions), £3 (under 18s). Click here to book. 

The Alyth Big Iftar  
Monday 11 May (evening) 

Alyth’s seventh annual Iftar as we extend a warm welcome to our Muslim neighbours. Email saskia@alyth.org.uk to register. 

Alyth Refugee Drop-In Concert 
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30 

We are excited to welcome back Wiyaala, the winner of Ghana's X Factor. The concert, to raise funds for Alyth Social Action projects, will also feature the Alyth Refugee Drop-in choir with singers from over 12 countries. Join us for a wonderful celebration of different communities coming together as one. Click here to book tickets.

 

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 06 March 
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 08 March
- Alyth Cycling Community (08:30)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Refugee Choir Rehearsal (13:30)

- Singing for Pleasure (15:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 09 March 
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 10 March 
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 12 March
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Friday 13 March
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 14 March 
- Choir Rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 15 March 
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Monica Mendoza, aunt of Laurance Mendoza.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "Building our own Disneyland"

 

Finchley Foodbank Collection 

Following a few busy weeks the Foodbank is running short of some basics, such a jars of pasta sauces, tins of tomatoes, UHT milk and bags of rice.
If you are able to donate any of these items, please drop them off in the Alyth foyer before Friday 6 March.  The Foodbank is also taking donations of coffee,  cupasoups, cereals, tins of vegetables, custard/rice pudding and toiletries (shampoo, deodorants for men and women, shower gel and toilet paper).
Thank you

 

18 Under 18

Mazel Tov to Evie Leibling Blitz for being one of the Jewish News 18 under 18. Click here to read the full article. 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (27 February)

 

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Erev Shabbat
28 February 

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

What does Trump's plan mean for Israelis and Palestinians?
(17:15-18:15) Join Adam Ognall, Chief Executive of the New Israel Fund, to digest President Trump’s recently announced ‘Peace Plan’ on the eve of Israel’s latest Knesset elections. Adam will have returned from Israel the day before this talk so will be able to share the latest insights as to how the Plan is being received in Israel and whether it is shaping the likely outcomes of Israel’s elections. Hosted by Rabbi Josh. 

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

 

Shabbat Morning
29 February 

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Scarlett May. 

Service for Wellbeing 
(10:30) Join Lynette Sunderland as we take time for ourselves to relax, breathe and explore, during our Shabbat morning service, our mental and physical wellbeing through tuneful prayer. 

Saturday 29 February 

Secret Cinema 
(17:00-20:00) Come and join us for an evening of play as we dive into the Toy Box with our old friends Woody and Buzz. Be prepared for a magical immersive movie experience, classic cinema snacks and lots of fun with friends! Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Monday 2 March 

Notice of Special Meeting of Congregants  
(20:00) 
A Special Meeting to consider the future of our building will take place on Monday 2 March. Click here for details of the resolution. A few members have asked for more information about the Trustees’ deliberations to this point ahead of the meeting. Please click here to see a table setting out the main options that have been considered and the route that the Trustees are recommending to enable us to move forwards with this much needed work in the autumn of 2020.

Friday 06 March 

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Hannah and Katie Hainbach.

Saturday 07 March

Shabbat Shiur: Sugyot every Reform Jew should know
(09:15-10:15) A sugya is a discrete section of the Talmud.  In these shiurim we explore sugyot that are particularly interesting, entertaining or challenging.  With Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service with piano. Led by Rabbi Josh with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Ron Laufer. The sermon will be given by Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Purim at Alyth 

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30 
For adults:
 A lot of the Purim story happens over wine and feasting. This Purim, join us for an evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a masterclass with Israeli wine ambassador, Tal Sunderland-Cohen. Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. Reading of the Megillah will be woven into the evening.  Tickets are £10 per person, which includes food and wine. 
Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Teen Erev Purim Secret Cinema - Spider-Man: Far From Home
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30

For School Years 7-13: Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. 
RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…
Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for.

Purim Baby Den 
Tuesday 10 March, 10:30-11:30
For Alyth’s youngest members: Don’t forget your fancy dress. With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Purim Party 
Tuesday 10 March, starting at 16:00
For Primary School children and their families: Join Rabbi Hannah, Sophie and Hannah for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will have supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged.

Book Now 

Last Chance to Book: Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March 
We have a few more spaces available, but you need to book by Friday 6 March. 
This special weekend includes services, meals and prayer, relaxing together, and a diverse programme of sessions, including study, craft and a leadership track. There is a full programme of activities for children with the Youth and Education hub and madrichim, as well as a study room for our teenagers to do their homework and to revise. Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. 
Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth Refugee Drop-in Concert
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30

We are excited to welcome back Wiyaala, the winner of Ghana's X Factor. The concert, to raise funds for Alyth Social Action projects, will also feature the Alyth Refugee Drop-in choir with singers from over 12 countries. Join us for a wonderful celebration of different communities coming together as one. Click here to book tickets.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 28 February 
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 29 February 
- Choir Rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 1 March 
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)

- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Academy (18:00)
- Bridge (19:00)

Monday 2 March 
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)

- CREATE (17:30)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 3 March 
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wednesday 4 March 
- Soup, News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thursday 5 March 
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Friday 6 March 
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 8 March 
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Refugee Choir Rehearsal (13:30)

- Singing for Pleasure (15:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Harold Nowitz, husband of Deborah Nowitz, father of Greg and Andrea Nowitz.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Colin's sermon from last Shabbat. 

 

Finchley Foodbank Collection​​​​​​​

Following a few busy weeks the Foodbank is running short of some basics, such a jars of pasta sauces, tins of tomatoes, UHT milk and bags of rice.
If you are able to donate any of these items, please drop them off in the Alyth foyer before Friday 6 March.  The Foodbank is also taking donations of coffee,  cupasoups, cereals, tins of vegetables, custard/rice pudding and toiletries (shampoo, deodorants for men and women, shower gel and toilet paper).
Thank you.

 

Corona Virus Advice 

We kindly request that Alyth members bear in mind government guidelines before coming to the building where we have vulnerable members.

Please click here to see the current advice.

Should you have any specific concern, please contact the health protection team at Public Health England via necl.team@phe.gov.uk or phone 020 3837 7084 (option 1).

 

Welcome back

We are delighted to welcome back to Alyth this week, Katie Hainbach after her maternity leave and Mike Mendoza after a short career break.

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (20 February)

 

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Erev Shabbat
21 February

Please note that as it is half term there is no Baby or Shabbat Den this week. We restart on Friday 28 February. 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(17:15-18:15) An hour of contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat. With Mika Hadar-Borthwick. 
We will explore the Torah comparison of a person as a tree:
- a person is like the tree of a field... (Deut. 20:19)
- for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people. (Isaiah 65:22)
- He will be like a tree planted near water... (Jeremiah 17:8)

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh.

Shalom Supper 
(18:30-21:30) Join members of Jami and Jewish Care’s Shalom Centre for a Shabbat evening dinner and entertainment. (With the support of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust). 

 

Shabbat Morning
22 February

Shabbat Shiur: Bending the Rules  
(09:15-10:15) Parashat Mishpatim contains a large number of laws.  Some are still fundamental to our concept of a just society, some feel quite alien to us.  Which and why? And why has at least one come to have a meaning opposite to the original text? Led by Student Rabbi Nicola

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) An unaccompanied service, led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Samson Bloom. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Colin.

Stripped-back Shacharit   
(10:30) A more formal Shacharit with Rabbi Colin. 
Joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon given by Rabbi Colin.

Tuesday 25 February

Judaism the Essentials
(20:00-22:00) Our weekly programme of short courses for all those who want to ensure that their Judaism has firm foundations.  Returning after the half term break, we begin a new short course on Ritual and Prayer with a session on Shabbat.

Click here for the Essentials programme for Feb-June 2020

Thursday 27 February 

Youth and Education Hub Provision
Kef Zone, ACE, ACT and year 7 Hebrew return after the half term break. 

Friday 28 February

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(17:15-18:15) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

What does Trump’s plan mean for Israelis and Palestinians?
(16:15-17:00) Join Adam Ognall, Chief Executive of the New Israel Fund, to digest President Trump’s recently announced ‘Peace Plan’ on the eve of Israel’s latest Knesset elections. Adam will have returned from Israel the day before this talk so will be able to share the latest insights as to how the Plan is being received in Israel and whether it is shaping the likely outcomes of Israel’s elections. Hosted by Rabbi Josh. 

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

Saturday 29 February

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the 
Alyth choir. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Scarlett May. 

Service for Wellbeing
(10:30) Join Lynette Sunderland as we take time for ourselves to relax, breathe and explore, during our Shabbat morning service, our mental and physical wellbeing through tuneful prayer.  

Saturday 29 February 

Secret Cinema: Year 3 and 4
(17:00 - 20:00) Come and join us for an evening of play as we dive into the Toy Box with our old friends Woody and Buzz. Be prepared for a magical immersive movie experience, classic cinema snacks and lots of fun with friends! Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Purim at Alyth 

Erev Purim

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30
For adults:  A lot of the Purim story happens over wine and feasting. This Purim, join us for an evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a masterclass with Israeli wine ambassador, Tal Sunderland-Cohen. Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. Reading of the Megillah will be woven into the evening.  Tickets are £10 per person, which includes food and wine. Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Teen Purim Secret Cinema - Spider-Man: Far From Home 
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30 
For School Years 7-13: Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. 
RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…

Purim Day

Purim Baby Den 
Tuesday 10 March, 10:30 
For Alyth’s youngest members: Don’t forget your fancy dress. With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Purim Party 
Tuesday 10 March, starting at 16:00
For Primary School children and their families: Join Rabbi Hannah, Sophie and Hannah for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will hacve supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged.
Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for.

Last Chance to Book  

Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March

We have a few more spaces available, but need to know by Thursday 27 February. This special weekend includes services, meals and prayer, relaxing together, and a diverse programme of sessions, including study, craft and a leadership track. There is a full programme of activities for children with the Youth and Education hub and madrichim, as well as a study room for our teenagers to do their homework and to revise. Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. 
Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

 

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Sunday 23 February
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)

- Refugee Drop In (14:00)

Monday 24 February
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 25 February
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wednesday 26 February
- Chamber Choir (19:30)

Thursday 27 February
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Friday 28 February
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 29 January
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 1 March
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Academy (18:00)

- Bridge (19:00)

 

 
Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "What Rabbinic Texts about Reptiles can Teach Us about Strength in Leadership"

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter 

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

Notice of Special Meeting of Congregants

2 March 2020 at 8:00pm
at Alyth. 
A Special Meeting to consider the future of our building will take place on Monday 2 March. Click here for details of the resolution.

Following the incorporation of Alyth as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, our Articles of Association can be accessed via our website by clicking here, or on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites. For a copy of our Rules, which are an internal document, please email adam@alyth.org.uk to requests a copy. 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (13 February)

 

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Erev Shabbat
14 February 

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Sing With Us 
(17:15-18:15) Join us as we sing new and familiar melodies, exploring harmonies and preparing our voices for our Shabbat service. With Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

Ruach Information Evening and Pre Trip Chavurah Supper 
(17:15-18:15) Parents of those year 8 children going on the Budapest trip in February are invited to the information meeting at 17:15 while the children are at Ruach. Thereafter please all join us for the Erev Shabbat service, followed by a bring and share dinner. Everyone is asked to bring a veggie or fish dish or a nut free dessert and start the following week’s trip off in high spirits!

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. 

 

Shabbat Morning
15 February 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(09:15-10:15) Buds of flowers sprouting into spring. Awakening from hibernation through movement and meditation. Contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat. With Mika Hadar-Borthwick.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise with the Alyth choir accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Phillips. 

Big Bang 
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Hannah with the Big Bang musicians. 

Monday 17 February

Feb Fun for Young Ones 
(09:00-12:30) The start of our popular Kindergarten holiday camp! Join the Youth and Education team and Alyth Kindergarten staff for Alyth’s half term camp for children aged 2-4 years old. Feb Fun is a perfect way to spend the school holiday. The scheme has a safe and homely environment while giving us the flexibility to use our space in exciting and innovative ways. 
To register or if you have any questions please contact beth@alyth.org.uk.

Tuesday 18 February 

Alyth Film Club: Arranged (2007)
(19:30-22:00) For technical reasons beyond our control, we are unable to show "Hester Street" as advertised. Instead we will be showing: 
ARRANGED (2007)
Rachel, an Orthodox Jewess, and Nasira, a Moslem woman, meet as new teachers at a Brooklyn school. Over the course of a year, they begin to see past superficial differences and form a bond over their shared experiences of the ups and downs of arranged marriages. A tale of friendship, loyalty, duty and tradition, based on a true story.

Friday 21 February 

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh.

Shalom Supper
(18:30-21:30) Join members of Jami and Jewish Care’s Shalom Centre for a Shabbat evening dinner and entertainment. (With the support of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust). 

Saturday 22 February

Shabbat Shiur: Bending the Rules 
(09:15-10:15) Parashat Mishpatim contains a large number of laws.  Some are still fundamental to our concept of a just society, some feel quite alien to us.  Which and why? And why has at least one come to have a meaning opposite to the original text? Led by Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) An unaccompanied service, led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Samson Bloom. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Colin.

Stripped-back Shacharit 
(10:30) A more formal Shacharit with Rabbi Colin. Joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon given by Rabbi Colin.

Purim at Alyth 

Erev Purim

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30

For adults: A lot of the Purim story happens over wine and feasting. This Purim, join us for an evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a masterclass with Israeli wine ambassador, Tal Sunderland-Cohen. Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. Reading of the Megillah will be woven into the evening.  Tickets are £10 per person, which includes food and wine. Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk. 

Teen Purim Secret Cinema presents Spider-Man: Far From Home 
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30
For School Years 7-13:
Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. 
RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…

Purim Day

Purim Baby Den 
Tuesday 10 March, 10:30
For Alyth’s youngest members: Don’t forget your fancy dress. With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Purim Party 
Tuesday 10 March, starting at 16:00

For Primary School children and their families: Join Rabbi Hannah, Sophie and Hannah for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will have supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged. Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for.

Book Now 

Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March

We now have over 200 people signed up for the Alyth Weekend Away!  
There are a few more rooms available.  This special weekend includes services, meals and prayer, relaxing together, and a diverse programme of sessions, including study, craft and a leadership track. There is a full programme of activities for children with the Youth and Education hub and madrichim, as well as a study room for our teenagers to do their homework and to revise. Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth's Refugee Drop In Concert 
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30-21:30

Our refugee drop-in choir sings with Wiyaala, a Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language of Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all three languages within her songs.
Click here to purchase your ticket. 

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 14 February
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 15 January
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 16 Febraury
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)

Monday 17 February
- Senior Club (14:00)


Tuesday 18 February 
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wednesday 19 February 
- Soup, News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thursday 20 February 
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)

Sunday 23 February
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Refugee Drop In (14:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Gerald Bentley, husband of Gloria Bentley, father of David Bentley and Tina Selbo.

Gillian Gordon, wife of Edward Gordon, mother of Alex Gordon and Marianne Benjamin.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter 

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (6 February)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
07 February 

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) 
Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Babayit 
(18:30-21:00) This Friday, join Rabbi Hannah, Sam Heller and Hannah Kieve for a special Shabbat meal for our Israeli families, hosted by a member of our community who lives locally. For the address, please register with saskia@alyth.org.uk, letting her know how many will be attending and what dish you will be contributing. 

 

Shabbat Morning
08 February 

Shabbat Shiur: Jumping into the Sea and the Messiah son of Joseph 
(09:15-10:15) Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman, lecturer in rabbinic literature at Cambridge University to explore the story of the parting of the sea and the tale of those who sought to leave Egypt before the right time.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Curran.  

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Rabbi Josh.


The sermon in the choral service and dvar torah in Kollot will be given by Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman.

Sunday 9 February 

Trip: Jewish History in the British Museum  
(10:30) Some of the most important extra-biblical artifacts from the ancient near-East can be seen in the heart of London. Together, we use the evidence found in the British Museum to piece together ancient Jewish history. Led by Rabbi Josh.  This trip is now full.

Alyth’s Annual Tu B’Shvat Supper Quiz
(19:15) Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.  £26 per person (includes supper). Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table. To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Tuesday 11 February 

Essentials Tu B’Shvat Seder 
(20:00) The annual Essentials Tu B’Shvat Seder, with Rabbi Hannah.  The evening is open to all the community. Please let us know you are coming with saskia@alyth.org.uk

Friday 14 February

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Sing With Us
(17:15-18:15) Join us as we sing new and familiar melodies, exploring harmonies and preparing our voices for our Shabbat service. With Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. 

Ruach Budapest Trip Information Evening and Pre Trip Family Chavurah Supper 
(17:15-21:00) Parents of those year 8 children going on the Budapest trip in February are invited to the information meeting at 17:15 while the children are at Ruach and then please all join us for the Friday night Shabbat service, followed by a bring and share dinner. Everyone is asked to bring a veggie, or fish, dish (main or dessert) and start the following week’s trip off in high spirits!

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.  

Saturday 15 February 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(09:15-10:15) Buds of flowers sprouting into spring. Awakening from hibernation through movement and meditation. Contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat. With Mika Hadar-Borthwick.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise with the Alyth choir accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Jonah Phillips. 

Big Bang
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Hannah with the Big Bang musicians.

Feb Fun For Young Ones 

Feb Fun for Young Ones 
Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 
Join the Youth and Education team and Alyth Kindergarten staff for Alyth’s half term camp for children aged 2-4 years old. Feb Fun is a perfect way to spend the school holiday. The scheme has a safe and homely environment while giving us the flexibility to use our space in exciting and innovative ways. To register or if you have any questions please contact beth@alyth.org.uk.

Purim at Alyth

Erev Purim

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass
Monday 9 March, 19:00
For adults:
 A lot of the Purim story happens over wine and feasting.  This Purim, join us for an evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a masterclass with Israeli wine ambassador, Tal Sunderland-Cohen.
Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. Reading of the Megillah will be woven into the evening.  Tickets are £10 per person, which includes food and wine. Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk. 

Teen Purim Secret Cinema presents Spider-man: Far From Home
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30

For School Years 7-13: Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…

Purim Day

Purim Baby Den 
Tuesday 10 March, 10:30
For Alyth’s youngest members: don’t forget your fancy dress. 
With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Purim Party 
Tuesday 10 March, starting at 16:
00
For Primary School children and their families: Join Rabbi Hannah, Sophie and Hannah for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will have supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged. Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for!

Book Now 

Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March 
Over 180 people are already signed up for the Alyth Weekend Away, with only a few more rooms available.  This special weekend includes services, meals and prayer, relaxing together, and a diverse programme of sessions, including study, craft and a leadership track.  
There is a full programme of activities for children with the Youth and Education hub and madrichim, as well as a study room for our teenagers to do their homework and to revise.
Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth's Refugee Drop In Concert 
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30-21:30
Our refugee drop-in choir sings with Wiyaala, a Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language of Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all three languages within her songs.
 Click here to purchase your ticket.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 7 February
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 9 February
- Alyth Community Cycle (08:15)

- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)

- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 10 February
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 11 February
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 13 February
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 9 Hadracha (18:30)

Friday 14 February
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 15 February
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 16 February
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)

 

Community News

We celebrate with: 

Erica and Ed Perry on the birth of their daughter, Emilia Perry, a granddaughter to Naomi and Alan Perry, 

We regret to announce the death of: 

Henry Jackson, husband of Kathrine Jackson, father of Anthony Jackson.

Evelyne Pell, mother of Clifford Pell and Suzanne Rister, sister of Ruth Arnold.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat D'var Torah and Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's Dvar Torah from last Shabbat and click here Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang's sermon from last Shabbat. 

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (30JANUARY)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
31 January

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Year 7 Ruach Residential 
(Friday-Sunday ) On this weekend 20 children having their Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Alyth embark on the Ruach Residential. Led by the Youth and Education Hub, the weekend will include site-run adventure activities, Shabbat services and group building exercises.

Erev Shabbat Service - Shabbat Briyut HaNefesh
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led this Shabbat by Rabbi Hannah with Justin Wise. This weekend marks the JAMI (the Jewish Mental Health support organisation) Shabbat which we have chosen to call ‘Briyut HaNefesh’ (wellbeing of the soul). During this Friday night service Lynette, Head of Community Care and Life Cycle, will give the D’var Torah.

 

Shabbat Morning
01 February

Shabbat Briyut HaNefesh Shiur and Breakfast 
(09:15-10:15) Join Rabbi Hannah and Lynette over breakfast to discuss what Judaism says about caring for both our mental and physical wellbeing as seen through the eyes of the Prophets. 

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) Led by Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang with the Alyth choir.

Imrei Finu 
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Josh, Imrei Finu is a special, spiritual prayer experience, including singing to new and familiar melodies, classical davening and plenty of silence, with an informal participatory Torah service.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah and Hannah Kieve in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience. 

Thursday 06 February

Tu Bishvat Zones 
(16:00-17:00) For primary school children! Join Hannah Kieve and the Youth and Education Hub’s madrichim (youth leaders) to celebrate the “New Year of the Trees” with arts and crafts, games, music and a delicious tea! 

Friday 07 February

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-21:00) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Babayit
(18:30-21:00) Join Rabbi Hannah, Sam Heller and Hannah Kieve for a special Shabbat meal for our Israeli families, hosted by a member of our community who lives locally. For the address, please register with saskia@alyth.org.uk, letting her know how many will be attending. 

Saturday 08 February 

Shabbat Shiur: Jumping into the Sea and the Messiah son of Joseph
(09:15-10:15) Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman, lecturer in rabbinic literature at Cambridge University to explore the story of the parting of the sea and the obscure tale of those who sought to leave Egypt before the right time. 

Shabbat Service 
(10:15-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Curran. 

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Rabbi Josh.

Sunday 09 February 

Trip: Jewish History in the British Museum
(10:30-12:00) Some of the most important extra-biblical artefacts from the ancient near-East can be seen in the heart of London. In this annual ‘Essentials’ trip, open to all, we use the evidence found in the British Museum to piece together ancient Jewish history. Led by Rabbi Josh. Book with saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz
(19:15-22:30) Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz. £26 per person (includes supper). Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table. To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk. 

Purim at Alyth 

Teen Purim Secret Cinema presents Spider-man: Far From Home
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30
For School Years
7-13
Explore the themes of Purim with us in Spiderman’s lab. Your code-breaking powers are needed to solve Mysterio’s encrypted messages. You’ll be given a passport that will let you travel to New York for a classic NY-style dinner (hot dogs anyone?) then bring you back to Europe with Peter Parker’s high school class as they go on the field trip of a life time. All is not as it seems this Purim. RSVP to sophie@alyth.org.uk to receive your part, plan your costume and come in disguise. Hero or villain? We’ll find out…

Erev Purim Wine Masterclass 
Monday 9 March, 19:00-21:30
For adults
An evening of food and Israeli wine tasting including a wine masterclass given by Tal Sunderland-Cohen. Tal Sunderland-Cohen is a consultant, lecturer and writer and author of the book 'Wine Trails of Israel'. A reading of the Megillah will be included. The March issue of Around Alyth will provide further details. £10 per person, which includes food and wine. Register with saskia@alyth.org.uk. Our family Purim activities will take place on Tuesday 10 March.

Purim Baby Den 
Tuesday 10 March, 10:30
For Alyth’s youngest members—don’t forget your fancy dress. With Rabbi Hannah and Beth.

Purim 
Tuesday 10 March, starting at 16:00
For Primary School Children and their families

Join Rabbi Hannah, Sophie and Hannah for our mega Purim party. Drop in at 16:00 for face painting and art activities before the party begins at 16:30. We will have supper together and round off the fun with an immersive Megillah reading and lots of hamantashen. Fancy dress optional, but strongly encouraged. Please rsvp to yeh@alyth.org.uk so we know how many to cater for!

Book Now 

Alyth's Weekend Away
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March 
Over 180 people are already signed up for the Alyth Weekend Away, with only a few more rooms available
.  This special weekend includes services, meals and prayer, relaxing together, and a diverse programme of sessions, including study, craft and a leadership track. 

There is a full programme of activities for children with the Youth and Education hub and madrichim, as well as a study room for our teenagers to do their homework and to revise.

Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth's Refugee Drop In Concert 
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30-21:30
Our refugee drop-in choir sings with Wiyaala, a Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language of Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all three languages within her songs.
Click here to purchase your ticket.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 31 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 02 Febraury
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

- Bridge (19:00)

Monday 03 February 
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- JOY (12:45)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)
- CREATE (17:30)

Tuesday 04 February 
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wednesday 05 February
- Soup, News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thursday 06 February
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 9 Hadracha (18:30)

Friday 07 February
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 09 February 
- Alyth Community Cycle (08:15)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Morris Berelowitz, father of Mark Berelowitz.

Ruby Hamilton, daughter of Suzanne and Derren Hamilton, sister of Lola Hamilton and granddaughter of Paul and Trisha Reik. 

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "They are Believers: Having confidence in ourselves and those who follow"

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's reflections for Holocaust Memorial Day 

 

Alyth and Golders Green Winter Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com

 

Alyth's Security Update

Please click here to read an update from Michael Jawett, our volunteer head of security.

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (23 JANUARY)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
24 January

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Year 6 Information Evening and Chavurah Supper 
(17:15-21:00) 
An evening for families in Year 6 who will start the evening with the Bar and Bat Mitzvah team to learn about the journey and meet others in the year group, then join the Friday night service, which is followed by a chavurah “pot luck” supper where everyone provides a nut free, vegetarian or fish main course or dessert. Please email sam@alyth.org.uk if you would like to attend and let us know what dish you will be bringing.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

 

Shabbat Morning
25 January

Shabbat Shiur: Pharisees, Sadducees and the Sanhedrin
(09:15-10:15) According to the early rabbinic text Megillat Ta’anit, this day in the Hebrew calendar, 28 Tevet,  is a day on which we are not allowed to fast or to eulogise.  The reason?  “The ‘kenishta’ took its seat for judgement”.  Together we will explore what this means, as we journey into the world of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  With Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A service with guitar in the round, led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Yoni Efrat. 

Stripped-back Shacharit 
(10:30) A more formal Shacharit with Rabbi Colin. Joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon.

Sunday 26 January

AYS singing at Holocaust Memorial Day Concert
(14:00) Join us in this commemorative service to remember the victims of genocide at the Ricketts Quadrangle of the Middlesex University, The Boroughs, Hendon, NW44BT. The ceremony will include music provided by a number of choirs and bands including a duet from the Alyth Youth Singers, accompanied by our member Miri Gellert. 

Thursday 30 January

Pardes 
(13:15-14:45) The imagery of a garden has often been used in Jewish tradition to describe our textual tradition.  Each week will start with a different text from within our rich library.  Thereafter, who knows where the journey will take us. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner will be teaching on 30 January and 6 & 13 February.

Friday 31 January

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den,with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Ruach Residential 
(Friday - Sunday) 20 children having their Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Alyth embark on the Ruach Residential this weekend. The Ruach Residential creates a home from home, led by our Youth and Education Hub educators together with some amazing madrichim (youth leaders). The weekend will include site run adventure activities, Shabbat services and group building exercises. 

Erev Shabbat Service - Shabbat Briyut HaNefesh
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Hannah with Justin Wise. This weekend marks the JAMI (the Jewish Mental Health support organisation) Briyut Ha’Nefesh (Wellbeing of the Soul) Shabbat. During this Friday night service Lynette, Head of Community Care and Life Cycle, will give the D’var Torah

Saturday 01 February

Shabbat Briyut HaNefesh Shiur and Breakfast 
(09:15-10:15)  Join Rabbi Hannah and Lynette over breakfast to discuss
 what Judaism says about caring for both our mental and physical wellbeing as seen through the eyes of the Prophets.

Choral Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service with piano. Led by Student Rabbi Nicola 
Feuchtwang with the Alyth choir.

Imrei Finu
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Josh, Imrei Finu is a special, spiritual prayer experience, including singing to new and familiar melodies, classical davening and plenty of silence, with an informal participatory Torah service.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life.Join Rabbi Hannah and Hannah Kieve in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Book Now 

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30 

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper). Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table. To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk. 

Alyth's Weekend Away
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March 
“The weekend away changed our lives. Each member of our family found their own way to connect with this amazing community. For me it was the learning and really getting to know other members over a coffee or drink in the bar”.
The Weekend Away really is for everybody. Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth's Refugee Drop In Concert 
Wednesday 20 May, 19:30-21:30

Our refugee drop-in choir sings with Wiyaala, a Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language of Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all three languages within her songs.
Click here to purchase your ticket.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 24 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 26 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)

- Refugee Drop In (14:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 27 January
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 28 January
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 30 January
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 9 Hadracha (18:30)

- Chamber Choir (19:30)

Friday 31 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 02 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Biblical Hebrew Study Group (10:30)
- Academy (18:00)
- Bridge (19:00)

 

Community News

This week we celebrate with

Jeannette and Martin Cohen on the birth of their granddaughter Miriam Cohen. 

We regret to announce the death of: 

Alfred Fertig, father of Hilary and Paul Fertig, brother of David Fertig.​​​​​

Woolfie Marmot brother of Alec Marmot.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "How to step back from leadership"

 

Mitzvah Day Awards

Alyth's Sunday Morning Galim has been shortlisted as one of the 5 finalists for this year's Mitzvah Day Awards in the category of Outstanding Youth Award. Click here to vote for SMG until Friday 31 January.  

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (16 JANUARY)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
17 January

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Kindergarten Reunion for those in Reception: ‘Tell us about School’ Tea  
(15:30) All Alyth Kindergarten children now in reception are invited to join the current K2’s, Tor, Lara and Rabbi Hannah for a delicious afternoon tea where you can tell us all about life in your new school. The tea will be followed by Shabbat Den. RSVP kgadmin@alyth.org.uk. 

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. 

Shabbat B'yachad 
(18:30-19:30) Join us for a Shabbat dinner with fantastic food and company. No charge but donations are always welcome. For catering and transportation please contact lynette@alyth.org.uk. 

 

Shabbat Morning
18 January

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(09:15-10:15) Awakening from hibernation through movement and meditation. An hour of contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat. With Maxine Levy.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-11:30) Led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir, piano and guitar. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Lola Morris. 

Big Bang 
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Josh and the Big Bang musicians.

Monday 20 January

Spanish Table Talk 
(20:00-21:00) Following Alyth’s recent trip to the home of Maimonides in Cordoba, Rabbi Hannah and Lynette invite you to join an evening of learning on the Rambam while enjoying Spanish tapas, Sangria and Ladino songs. £5 per person. For catering purposes please book in with Saskia at saskia@alyth.org.uk or 020 8457 8784.

Tuesday 21 January

Year 10 Theatre Trip: Six The Musical 
(18:00) Our annual Year 10 theatre trip, for our recent Hadracha graduates, will send us back in time to meet the wives of Henry VIII as we go and see Six the musical! We have a few more tickets available. Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk for a ticket.

Alyth Film Club: Waltz with Bashir (2008)
(19:30-22:00) In 1982, Ari Folman was a 19 year old soldier in the Israeli army during the Lebanon War. In 2006, he meets with a friend from that period, who tells him of the nightmares he has about that war. In “Waltz with Bashir,” a unique, moving and serious animated film, Folman - now an actor and film director - explores what emerges as the PTSD related to his wartime experiences. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film has won great acclaim and many international awards.

Thursday 23 January

Pardes 
(13:00-14:45) The imagery of a garden has often been used in Jewish tradition to describe our textual tradition. Each week will start with a different text from within our rich library. Thereafter, who knows where the journey will take us?
Rabbi Josh will be teaching on 23 January.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner will be teaching on 30 January and 6 & 13 February.

Friday 24 January

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Year 6 Information Evening and Chavurah Supper 
(17:15-21:00) A jam packed evening for families in Year 6 who will start the evening with the Bar and Bat Mitzvah team to learn about the journey and meet others in the year group, then join the Friday night service which is followed by a chavurah “pot luck” supper where everyone provides a nut free, vegetarian or fish main course or dessert. Please email sam@alyth.org.uk if you would like to attend and let us know what dish you will be bringing. 

Erev Shabbat Service  
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

Saturday 25 January

Shabbat Shiur: Pharisees, Sadducees and the Sanhedrin
(09:15-10:15) According to the early rabbinic text Megillat Ta’anit, this day in the Hebrew calendar, 28 Tevet,  is a day on which we are not allowed to fast or to eulogise.  The reason?  “The ‘kenishta’ took its seat for judgement”.  Together we will explore what this means, as we journey into the world of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  With Rabbi Josh.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A service with guitar in the round, led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Yoni Efrat. 

Stripped-back Shacharit 
(10:30) A more formal Shacharit with Rabbi Colin. Joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon.

Book Now 

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30 

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper). Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table. To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March  
“The weekend away changed our lives. Each member of our family found their own way to connect with this amazing community. For me it was the learning and really getting to know other members over a coffee or drink in the bar”.
The planning for the Weekend Away is moving forward with the programme taking shape. There will be tefillah as well as plenty of opportunities to learn, to develop new skills and to socialise. The Youth & Education team have so many exciting activities planned, they’re not sure how they’ll fit everything in. The Weekend Away really is for everybody. 
Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 17 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:15)

Sunday 19 January
- Alyth Community Cycle (08:20)

- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 20 January
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 21 January
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wednesday 22 January
- Soup, News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thursday 23 January
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 9 Hadracha (18:30)

Friday 24 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 26 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Katinka Easton, mother of Andrew, Janet and Carole Easton. 

Gloria Freilich, wife of Sydney Freilich, mother of Nicholas Freilich, sister of Tony Dix and Maurice Dix.

Robert Phillips, father of Lewis Phillips, David Benedict and Robin Phillips, older brother of Pat Hasenson.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "Breaking the Cycle"

 

Mitzvah Day Awards 

Alyth's Sunday Morning Galim has been shortlisted as one of the 5 finalists for this year's Mitzvah Day Awards in the category of Outstanding Youth Award. Click here to vote for SMG until Tuesday 11 February.  

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 
This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (9 JANUARY)

 

My Alyth

 

Erev Shabbat
10 January

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Ruach Erev Shabbat 
(17:15-19:30) Our Friday night Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme resumes today. 

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. 

 

Shabbat Morning
11 January

Shabbat Shiur: The Story of David  
(09:15-10:15) This week’s Haftarah describes the death of King David. Join Rabbi Hannah to explore stories about his life from the bible and from the imagination of the Rabbis.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Josh with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Brandon Bernstein.  

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Justin Wise.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah and Hannah Kieve in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

 

Sunday 12 January

Sunday Morning Galim 
(10:00-12:30) Our Sunday morning learning programme is a nourishing space for young people to build, develop and explore their Jewish identity. The programme resumes today. Please contact sam@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Biblical Hebrew Study Group
(10:30-12:00) We are delighted that our member Edward Gold will be running a weekly study group to understand how Biblical Hebrew ‘works’, learning how to translate and understand the original text. If you are interested in joining or for further information please contact sam@alyth.org.uk  

Madrihub 
(13:00-15:00) The centre of madrichim enrichment at Alyth. All leaders year 9+ are welcome to join the Youth and Ed team for Sunday fun and social. followed by a group cook-in and lunch. Meet Israelis your age and enjoy the community together. Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Academy of Performing Arts at Alyth 
(18:00-20:00) Our drama group for year 8+ resumes today, preparing their performance of Little Shop of Horrors for May. 

Tuesday 14 January

Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters - 
An evening with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

(20:00-21:45) We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi of The West London Synagogue, cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King's Fund, and author of a recently published book on antisemitism, “Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters.”  Julia’s book has been described by Philippe Sands as “Passionate, principled and necessary - a book for our times.”  
To reserve your place, email saskia@alyth.org.uk or phone 020 8457 8784.

Friday 17 January

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Kindergarten Reunion for those in Reception: 'Tell us about School' Tea
(15:30-17:00) All Alyth Kindergarten children now in reception are invited to join the current K2’s, Tor, Lara and Rabbi Hannah for a delicious afternoon tea where you can tell us all about life in your new school. The tea will be followed by Shabbat Den. RSVP to Mita at kgadmin@alyth.org.uk.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Hannah. 

Shabbat B'yachad  
(18:30-21:30) 
Join us for a Shabbat dinner with fantastic food and company. No charge but donations are always welcome. For catering and transportation please contact lynette@alyth.org.uk.  

Saturday 18 January

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(09:15-10:15) Awakening from hibernation through movement and meditation. An hour of contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat. With Maxine Levy.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir, piano and guitar. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Lola Morris.

Big Bang
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Josh and the Big Bang musicians.

Book now 

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz 
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper). Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table. To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth’s Weekend Away  
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March

“The weekend away changed our lives. Each member of our family found their own way to connect with this amazing community. For me it was the learning and really getting to know other members over a coffee or drink in the bar”.
The planning for the Weekend Away is moving forward with the programme taking shape. There will be tefillah as well as plenty of opportunities to learn, to develop new skills and to socialise. The Youth & Education team have so many exciting activities planned, they’re not sure how they’ll fit everything in. The Weekend Away really is for everybody. 
Join us at the beautiful High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddesdon, just 7 miles from the M25, about an hour from Alyth by car. Go to www.alyth.org.uk/weekendaway to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Pre Pesach Trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition   
Tuesday 31 March, 10:00-14:00 

We have been given the opportunity to buy four more tickets for this otherwise sold-out trip with Rabbi Josh and Viv Bellos. Tickets cost £22 per ticket. Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk by Friday 17 January to book a place, after which bookings will be closed. We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4RY).  After the exhibition we will have lunch together for those who wish.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 10 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 12 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 13 January
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 14 January
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 16 January
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 9 Hadracha (18:30)

Friday 17 January
- Baby Den (10:30)

- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:15)

Sunday 19 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the deaths of: 

Erica Burkeman, mother of Bob and Stephen Burkeman.

Vera Feurmann, cousin of Nick Alexander.

Harold Higgott, father of Gordon Higgott

Alasdair Nisbet, father-in-law to Elizabeth and grandfather of James, Anne and Rebecca.

Sonny Warner, father of Clive, Brian and Grahame Warner.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat D'var Torah and Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's D'var Torah from last Shabbat: "She’lo yitpacheid klal – facing the fears of a New Year"

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "Vayiggash – Can people really change?"

 

Mitzvah Day Awards 

Alyth's Sunday Morning Galim has been shortlisted as one of the 5 finalists for this year's Mitzvah Day Awards in the category of Outstanding Youth Award. Click here to vote for SMG until Tuesday 11 February.  

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  
 

This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.

If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com.

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (2 January)

 

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Erev Shabbat
03 January

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh. 

 

Shabbat Morning
04 January

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) 
Our service, led by Rabbi Hannah with Justin Wise and the Alyth choir.
The service will be accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Leo Sinclair. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Hannah.

Monday 06 January

CREATE
(17:30-19:30) The first CREATE of 2020. This programme is a great opportunity to learn new skills. During the course we will learn an array of skills, including how to use a sewing machine, life drawing skills, how to make jewellery, fashion drawing and much much more. This programme is once a month for those in school year 8 and above. With Hannah Kieve. Email sam@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Tuesday 07 January

Mentor Training 
(17:30-19:30) A glimpse into the future leadership opportunities that you can become part of at Alyth. All those who had their Bar or Bat Mitzvah between May and August 2019 are invited to train with us and give back to their community by guiding those young people who are on their B’nei Mitzvah journeys. Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk for more information.

Judaism the Essentials 
(20:00-22:00) The first Essentials class of 2020. This month the classes will be focusing on Jewish history. Email hannah@alyth.org.uk or josh@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Wednesday 08 January

Soup, News and Shmooze 
(12:45-15:00) 
Discuss topical issues and stories over a bowl of soup. Contact lynette@alyth.org.uk.  

Cantillation Information Evening 
(18:00-18:45) A special evening for those having their Bar or Bat Mitzvah between April and December 2020.  Contact sam@alyth.org.uk for more information.

Thursday 09 January

Youth and Education Provision 
Kef Zone, ACE, ACT, Pop Up AYS, Year 7 Hebrew and Year 9 Hadracha all return today after the break. Contact sam@alyth.org.uk for further information 

Friday 10 January

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Ruach Erev Shabbat 
(17:15-19:30) Our Friday night B'nei Mitzvah programme resumes today. 

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. 

Saturday 11 January

Shabbat Shiur: The Story of David 
(09:15-10:15) This week’s Haftarah describes the death of King David. Join Rabbi Hannah to explore stories about his life from the bible and from the imagination of the Rabbis.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Josh with the 
Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Brandon Bernstein. 

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Justin Wise.

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life.
Join Rabbi Hannah and Hannah Kieve in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Sunday 12 January 

Sunday Morning Galim 
(10:00-12:30) Our Sunday morning learning programme is a nourishing space for young people to build, develop and explore their Jewish identity. The programme resumes today. Please contact sam@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Madrihub 
(13:00-15:00) The centre of madrichim enrichment at Alyth. All leaders year 9+ are welcome to join the Youth and Ed team for Sunday fun and social. followed by a group cook-in and lunch. Meet Israelis your age and enjoy the community together. Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk for more information. 

Academy of Performing Arts at Alyth 
(18:00-20:00) Our long standing drama provision on Sunday evenings for year 8+ resumes today. 

Book now for 2020 

Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters - 
An evening with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

Tuesday 14 January, 20:00-21:45We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi of The West London Synagogue, cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King's Fund, and author of a recently published book on antisemitism, “Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters.”  Julia’s book has been described by Philippe Sands as “Passionate, principled and necessary - a book for our times.”  
To reserve your place, email saskia@alyth.org.uk or phone 020 8457 8784.

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz 
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30 

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper).
Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table.
To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Alyth’s Weekend Away  
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March

The Weekend Away (27 - 29 March 2020) is for everyone in the community at every age and stage. There are activities and services, and opportunities to socialise and have fun, or just sit and read the paper or walk in the countryside. 
Go to www.alyth.org.uk/be-with-us/weekend-away/ to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you! Book with beth@alyth.org.uk.

Pre Pesach Trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition   
Tuesday 31 March, 10:00-14:00 
​​​​​​Prepare for Pesach by immersing yourself in Ancient Egypt with Rabbi Josh and Viv Bellos. We have a limited number of tickets, costing £22 per ticket.  
Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk to book your place. We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4RY).  After the exhibition we will have lunch together for those who wish.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 03 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Saturday 04 January
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 05 January
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Bridge 
(19:00)

Monday 06 January
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tuesday 07 January
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 09 January
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 10 Hadracha (18:30)

Friday 10 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 12 January
-
Alyth Community Cycle (08:15)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We celebrate with:

Marcelle and Jeff Black are delighted to announce  the birth of their grandson, Milo Joseph Sidney, a second son for Jacqueline and Richard Luck and a brother for Leo. 

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Mike Mendoza's D'var Torah from Shabbat (20 December): "Leaders: Visions and Purpose."
Click here for Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner's sermon from Shabbat (21 December): "Two wise men - Barak Obama and musical humorist Tom Lehrer."
Click here for Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang's sermon from last Shabbat (28 December): "Parasha Mikketz & Shabbat Chanukkah."

 

Alyth/Golders Green Parish Church Night Shelter

This year, our Night Shelter (which is hosted together with our friends at Golders Green Parish Church) will be running on Tuesday nights from 17 March until 2 June 2020.  

This year we will be running for 12 weeks - which means we will need more volunteer shifts than in previous years. In particular, we always need more volunteers for the overnight, breakfast and driving shifts. We will be running a training evening in February for all volunteers, and will arrange an induction for every new volunteer before their first shift.

If you are interested in knowing more about how the Night Shelter is run, please contact alythggnightshelter@gmail.com or call the office on 020 8457 8784 to give your contact details which will be passed on to the Volunteer Coordinators.

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (19 December)

 

My Alyth

This email covers the next two weeks up to Thursday 2 January 2020. On behalf of everyone at Alyth, Chanukah Sameach and happy new year!
 

 

 

Erev Shabbat
20 December

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah. The D'var Torah will be given by Mike Mendoza before he travels to Israel for 6 months. 

 

Shabbat Morning
21 December

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) 
Led by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner with Justin Wise. The service will be accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Dina Leibling-Blitz. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Laura.

Big Bang
(11:00-12:00) 
This month led by Rabbi Hannah and the Big Bang musicians.

Monday 23 December 

Chanukah Sensory in Pyjamas 
(16:00-17:00) Join Rabbi Hannah for this special Chanukah experience for your little ones. Come for a relaxing, stimulating and fun Chanukah and make sure to wear your pyjamas! We will be singing special Chanukah songs, dancing to the Chanukah beat and lighting candles with our Sensory and Den friends. 

Thursday 26 December 

Boxing Day Ramble: Colne Valley & Bayhurst Wood
(10:00-15:00) A 7 mile walk through the ancient Forest of Middlesex, Denham Country Park and the Grand Union Canal. Lunch at the Swan Inn Denham. Please email viv@alyth.org.uk to book and for the starting location.

Friday 27 December

There will be no Baby or Shabbat Den this week

Chanukah Jewish Mindfulness Meditation 
(17:15-18:15) Touching the light within us through Midrash, contemplation, and meditation with Mika Hadar-Borthwick. 

Erev Shabbat Chanukah Service 
(18:30-19:30) Led by Rabbi Colin, our Erev Shabbat service begins with the lighting of the chanukiah for the sixth night of Chanukah. 

Chanukah B'yachad 
(18:30-21:30) Join us for a Shabbat and Chanukah dinner with fantastic food and company. No charge but donations are always welcome. For catering and transportation please contact lynette@alyth.org.uk 

Saturday 28 December

Shabbat Chanukah Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Student Rabbi Nicola Feuchtwang with the Alyth choir, including Hallel for Shabbat Chanukah. 

Friday 3 January

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh. 

Saturday 4 January

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) Our service, led by Rabbi Hannah with Justin wise and the Alyth choir.

The service will be accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Leo Sinclair. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Hannah. 

Book now for 2020

Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters - 
An evening with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

Tuesday 14 January, 20:00-21:45

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue, cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King's Fund, and author of a recently published book on antisemitism, “Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters.”  Julia’s book has been described by Philippe Sands as “Passionate, principled and necessary - a book for our times.”  
To reserve your place, email saskia@alyth.org.uk or phone 020 8457 8784.

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz 
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30 

Celebrate Tu’Bshvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper).
Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table.
To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk

Alyth's Weekend Away 
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March  
The Weekend Away (27 - 29 March 2020) is for everyone in the community at every age and stage. There are activities and services, and opportunities to socialise and have fun, or just sit and read the paper or walk in the countryside. Click here to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you!

Pre Pesach Trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition 
Tuesday 31 March, 10:00-14:00 
Prepare for Pesach by immersing yourself in Ancient Egypt with Rabbi Josh and Viv Bellos. We have a limited number of tickets, costing £22 per ticket.  
Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk to book your place. We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4RY).  After the exhibition we will have lunch together for those who wish.

 

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 20 December
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)

Sun 21 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

Mon 23 December
- Senior Club (14:00)

Sun 29 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

Thur 2 January
- Bridge (14:00)

Fri 3 January
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)

Sat 4 January
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Raymond Ettinger, husband of Sandra and father of Grace Palazzolo.

Zac Brettler, son of Matthew and Rachelle Brettler, grandson of Jackie Gryn. 

Julius Alterman, father of Richard Alterman, Lesley Alterman and Frances Hetherington, brother of Pearl Trosser.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat D'var Torah and Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's D'var Torah: "Philadelphia 1989" and click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "Looking beyond ourselves"

 

Alyth at Limmud

Sam Heller, Mike Mendoza, Sophie Peterman and Abi Symons from the Alyth team will be at Limmud on Monday 23 December. We would love any Alyth member there too to join us for a drink at the bar between 19:40-20:40 that evening. 
If you would like to join Limmud, and if you are aged under 35, Alyth can help you to go with an Alyth Limmud Bursary of up to 75% of the costs. Contact Rabbi Josh or Rabbi Hannah for support.
 

 

Office opening hours 

Please note that Alyth has reduced opening hours over the forthcoming holiday break.

On 24, 27, 30 & 31 December the Alyth office will be open from 10:00 - 16:00.

The office will be closed on 25 & 26 December and 1 January.

The synagogue will be open as normal for services over Shabbat 27-28 December, with a special Shabbat B’Yachad meal on the evening of 27/12.

The Alyth emergency care line (for out-of-hours emergency care) is 07726 631808.

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (12 December)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
13 December

Please note that there is no Baby or Shabbat Den this week. 

Hadracha Skills Weekend
(Friday 13- Sunday 15 December) 
We wish all those attending our 
skills weekend for madrichim, 48 hours of joy and learning. Skills Weekend brings together Years 10-13 to development their leadership potential and bond as a leadership group.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) 
Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh.

 

Shabbat Morning
14 December

Shabbat Shiur:
Sugyot Every Reform Jew Should Know: The meanings of light

(09:15-10:15) 
A sugya is a discrete section of the Babylonian Talmud. In these sessions with Rabbi Josh, we look at sugyot which are especially important, insightful or entertaining, and which every educated Jew should know about.  In this session we will look at a sugya and some related texts about light on Shabbat and Chanukah.  
Please note that Rabbi Josh taught the central text of this shiur at Pardes on 28 November.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) 
A choral service, led by Rabbi Josh with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Louis Levy-Barnett.  The sermon will be given by Rabbi Josh.

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) 
Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Justin Wise, the D'var Torah will be given by Kerry Lambeth and the Torah will be read by Edward Gold.

Tuesday 17 December

Alyth Film Club: Julia (1977) 
(19:30-22:00) Julia (we don’t know her family name) and Lillian Hellman are close friends from late 1920s schooldays. Julia trains as a doctor; Lilian becomes a playwright. Julia asks Hellman to smuggle money into Nazi Germany to help fund her anti-Nazi activity. Hellman claimed the episode actually happened. Directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave & Jason Robards. (Redgrave and Robards both received Oscars for their roles).

Judaism the Essentials: Chanukah
(20:00-21:45) The last Essentials of term. We return on Tuesday 7 January with our short course on Jewish history. All are welcome. 

Friday 20 December

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, with Rabbi Hannah and Beth, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) 
Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

Saturday 21 December

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner with Justin Wise. The service will be accompanied by guitar. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Dina Leibling-Blitz. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Laura.

Big Bang 
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Hannah and the Big Bang musicians.

Book now for 2020

Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters - 
An evening with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

Tuesday 14 January, 20:00-21:45
We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue, cross bench Peer in the House of Lords, former CEO of the King's Fund, and author of a recently published book on antisemitism, “Antisemitism. What it is. What it isn’t. Why it matters.”  Julia’s book has been described by Philippe Sands as “Passionate, principled and necessary - a book for our times.”  
To reserve your place, email saskia@alyth.org.uk or phone 020 8457 8784.


Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30
Celebrate Tu’Bshvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper).
Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table.
To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Pre Pesach Trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition
Tuesday 31 March, 10:00-14:00
Prepare for Pesach by immersing yourself in Ancient Egypt with Rabbi Josh and Viv Bellos. We have a limited number of tickets, costing £22 per ticket.  Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk to book your place. We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4RY).  After the exhibition we will have lunch together for those who wish.

Office Opening Hours 

Please note that the office has reduced opening hours over the holiday break. 

On 24, 27, 30 & 31 December the Alyth office will be open from 10:00 - 16:00.

The office will be closed on 25 & 26 December and 1 January.

For out-of-hours urgent care please call 07726 631808. This will be answered by Sam Heller, our Head of Programming.

 
Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Sun 15 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

Mon 16 December
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tues 17 December
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)

Wed 18 December
- Soup, News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thur 19 December
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)

Fri 20 December
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)

Sun 22 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

 

Shabbat D'var Torah and Sermon

Click here for Chloe Kimmel's D'var Torah and click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "Vote with Chesed"

 

Alyth at Limmud 

Sam Heller, Mike Mendoza, Sophie Peterman and Abi Symons from the Alyth team will be at Limmud on Monday 23 December. We would love any Alyth member there too to join us for a drink at the bar between 19:40-20:40 that evening. 

If you would like to join Limmud, and if you are aged under 35, Alyth can help you to go with an Alyth Limmud Bursary of up to 75% of the costs. Contact Rabbi Josh or Rabbi Hannah for support.

 

Alyth's Weekend Away 2020

The Weekend Away (27 - 29 March 2020) is for everyone in the community at every age and stage. There are activities and services, and opportunities to socialise and have fun. Click here to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you!

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (5 DECEMBER)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
6 December

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh.  The D’var Torah will be given by Chloe Kimmel to mark her leaving the Alyth staff team.

Shalom Supper
(19:30) Following the service, join members of Jami and Jewish Care’s Shalom Centre for a Shabbat evening dinner and entertainment.

 

Shabbat Morning
7 December

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Albert Selby and Bat Mitzvah of Skye McDowall-Smith.

Tefillah Lab: Study Service
(10:30-12:15Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman for a special study service from Eretz Yisrael in the late antiquity period.  We will use Genizah fragments and modern research to guide us through the service. As well as training for the rabbinate, Tali is also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and teaches Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College. 

Saturday 7 December

Young Family Seudah
(15:00-16:30) Following the release of the second Frozen movie, come and watch the original film with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Smash your way through icicles to find hidden treasure with Anna, use ice paints to create your own magical kingdom with Elsa, and build your very own snowman with Olaf. We will eat our delicious Shabbat tea and do all our activities while singing along to Frozen.

Sunday 8 December

Year 5 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Date Booking Meeting
(11:00-12:00) Do you have a child in Year 5? If so, you should have received a letter inviting you to this preliminary meeting to talk to us about the allocation of a date for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2022/2023. 
If you have not received this letter please contact beth@alyth.org.uk as a matter of urgency.

Alyth Choral Society Concert: Elijah
(18:30) ACS perform Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tickets cost £18 (including refreshments) and can be purchased from alythchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more information go to www.alythchoralsociety.org

Tuesday 10 December

Annual Budget General Meeting
(20:00) Our Annual Budget General Meeting is being held on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 20:00. The Budget and all related papers are available at ww.alyth.org.uk/agm.

Friday 13 December

There is no Baby or Shabbat Den this week.

Hadracha Skills Weekend
(Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December) TA special winter residential camp, creating a home away from home for our wonderful madrichim.
Skills Weekend brings together Years 10-13 to development their leadership potential and bond as a leadership body. We have filled every bed space for a second year running. All attendees must have graduated Yr10 Hadracha. For more information contact mike@alyth.org.uk.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh.

Saturday 14 December

Shabbat Shiur - Sugyot Every Reform Jew Should Know: The meanings of light
(09:15-10:15) A sugya is a discrete section of the Babylonian
Talmud. In these sessions with Rabbi Josh, we look at sugyot which are especially important, insightful or entertaining, and which every educated Jew should know about.  In this session we will look at a sugya and some related texts about light on Shabbat and Chanukah.  
Please note that Rabbi Josh taught the central text of this shiur at Pardes on 28 November.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Josh with the Alyth choir. 
Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Louis Levy-Barnett.

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan.  Led by Justin Wise.

Save the date for 2020

Alyth’s Annual (Tu B’Shvat) Supper Quiz
Sunday 9 February, 19:15-22:30
Celebrate Tu’Bshvat with us at our Annual Alyth Supper Quiz.
£26 per person (includes supper).
Tables of 10 - make up your own table or we can allocate you to a table.
To buy tickets call Saskia on 020 8457 8784 or email saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Pre Pesach Trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition
Tuesday 31 March, 10:00-14:00
Prepare for Pesach by immersing yourself in Ancient Egypt with Rabbi Josh and Viv Bellos. We have a limited number of tickets, costing £22 per ticket.  Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk to book your place. We will meet at 10:00 at the entrance to the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4RY).  After the exhibition we will have lunch together for those who wish.

 

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 6 December
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sat 7 December
- Choir Rehearsal (9:15)

Sun 8 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Alyth Bike Ride (16:00)
Festive Lights Of London ride
- Academy (18:00)

Mon 9 December
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- JOY (12:45)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tues 10 December
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)

Thur 12 December
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Sun 15 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Harold Hodes, husband of Harriet Hodes, father of David, Jonathan and Michael Hodes and brother of Hazel Swerdlow.

Lloyd Kuber, son of Alma and Ivan Kuber, husband of Linda Kuber, father of Daniel, Marc and Matthew Kuber, and brother of Sheri Haywood.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

Mazel tov to Kate Caro and Matt Horne on the birth of their son, Elijah Horne.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "Why we say ‘L’shalom’ not ‘B’shalom’"

 

Alyth's Weekend Away 2020

27-29 March 2020

Pray with us, learn with us, be with us…
laugh with us, relax with us, create with us, ramble with us, play table tennis with us, quiz with us, eat chocolate with us, meditate with us, read the newspapers with us, stay up late with us, design with us, revise in a quiet corner with us, drink coffee with us, connect with us, study Talmud with us, drink with us, dance with us, watch films with us, play with us, hide and seek with us,  chill with us, play games with us, sing with us, make new friends with us, make memories with us...

The Weekend Away is for everyone in the community at every age and stage. There are activities and services, and opportunities to socialise and have fun. Click here to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you and to sign up.

 

Limmud 2019

Be inspired by hundreds of sessions led by Jewish educators from around the world. If you are aged under 35, Alyth can help you to go with an Alyth Limmud Bursary of up to 75% of the costs. Contact Rabbi Josh or Rabbi Hannah for support.

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (28 November)

 

My Alyth

 

 

Erev Shabbat
29 November

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Sing With Us Special - Noah Aronson
(17:15-18:00) The opportunity to prepare for Shabbat by singing with Jewish singer and songwriter, Noah Aronson (www.noaharonson.com).

Erev Shabbat Meditation: A breath of Shabbat
(17:15-18:15) Welcoming Shabbat with gentle movement, mindful breath and vocal meditation.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh, Rabbi Hannah and special guest Noah Aronson. The service will include the Hadracha graduation.

Hadracha Graduation
(18:30-21:30) Our Year 10 leaders have completed their basic training and are now welcomed into the wider leadership body of our community. Join us for a special Erev Shabbat service celebrating their journey and step up into the next stages of Jewish adult life. 
There will be a chavurah supper to follow for all family members of the graduates. Please email mike@alyth.org.uk to confirm who will be attending.

 

Shabbat Morning
30 November

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A ‘Kollot’ style service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. With an area for children. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Sam Gatty.

Service for Wellbeing
(10:30-12:15) Using our Shabbat liturgy, readings and song, join Lynette, for a service that focuses on our physical and mental wellbeing and which helps us to restore the balance in our lives.

Sensory Shabbat
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah and Chloe in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Wednesday 4 December

Multi-faith Hustings at Alyth
(20:00-21:30) 
Alyth, in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church and Interfaith Matters, is delighted to host a special multi-faith hustings for the Finchley and Golders Green Constituency. All of the candidates for the Finchley and Golders Green Parliamentary seat will be with us. Mike Freer (Conservatives), Ross Houston (Labour) and Luciana Berger (Liberal Democrats) have all confirmed their attendance.

We are now fully booked.  Please email saskia@alyth.org.uk to add your name to the waiting list. We will have to turn away people on the evening who have not received confirmation that they have a seat.

Thursday 5 December

Pardes: with Student Rabbi Tali Artman
(13:00-14:15) Our weekly text-based study group.  Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman will be teaching the class throughout December. Together we will explore martyrdom through reading Babylonian Talmud Avodah Zarah.

Post University & Gap Year Fair
(18:30) Join us for the Masa Israel Alyth Gap Year Fair on Thursday 5 December from 18:30-21:00. Come and visit stands from organisations such as Shnat Netzer, Hebrew University, Israel Experience and many more. To sign up, please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk

Friday 6 December

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, this week with Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh.  The Dvar Torah will be given by Chloe Kimmel to mark leaving Alyth's staff team.

Saturday 7 December

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Albert Selby and Bat Mitzvah of Skye McDowall-Smith.

Tefillah Lab: Study Service
(10:30-12:15) Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman for a special study service from Eretz Yisrael in the late antiquity period.  We will use Genizah fragments and modern research to guide us through the service. 
As well as training for the rabbinate, Tali is also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, as well as teaching Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College.​​​​​​
.

Young Family Seudah
(15:00-16:30) Following the release of the second Frozen movie, come and watch the original film with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Smash your way through icicles to find hidden treasure with Anna, use ice paints to create your own magical kingdom with Elsa, and build your very own snowman with Olaf. We will eat our delicious Shabbat tea and do all our activities whilst singing along to Frozen.

Sunday 8 December

Alyth Choral Society Concert: Elijah
(18:30) ACS perform Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tickets cost £18 (including refreshments) and can be purchased from alythchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more information go to www.alythchoralsociety.org.

Do you have a child in Yr 5?

Do you have a child in Year 5 who will celebrate Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2022/23?

If so, you should have received a letter inviting you to a preliminary meeting on Sunday 8 December (11:00-12:00) to talk to us about the allocation of a date for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2021/2022. 
If you have not received this letter please contact beth@alyth.org.uk as a matter of urgency.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 29 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 1 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Madrichub (13:00)
- Academy (18:00)
- Sunday Bridge (19:00)

Mon 2 December
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- CREATE (17:30)
- Monday Club (19:00)

Tues 3 December
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wed December
- Soup News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thur 5 December
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Fri 6 December
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sat 7 December
- Choir Rehearsal (09:15)

Sun 8 December
- Alyth Bike Ride (08:15)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Nina Bechman, mother of Frederik Bechman, Ted Bechman and Trudy Cealey.

David Hyman, husband of Judith Hyman, father of Sally McMahon and Keith Hyman.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

Mazel Tov to Clifford Pell on the birth of his granddaughter, Amira Sophie Fox.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Student Rabbi Tali Artman's sermon from last Shabbat.

 

Alyth Kindergarten Assistant

Monday to Friday 9:15-12:15 from January to July 2020 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for an assistant to join our outstanding kindergarten and our dedicated team from January 2020.

You need to be passionate about young children and their development, creative, energetic, enthusiastic and reliable. No formal teaching qualifications needed (£10.55 per hour).

For more information and to apply please contact Tor Alter (Head Teacher) on 020 8457 8792 or tor@alyth.org.uk.

Closing date: 9/12/19​​​​​​.

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (28 November)

 

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Erev Shabbat
29 November

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Sing With Us Special - Noah Aronson
(17:15-18:00) The opportunity to prepare for Shabbat by singing with Jewish singer and songwriter, Noah Aronson (www.noaharonson.com).

Erev Shabbat Meditation: A breath of Shabbat
(17:15-18:15) Welcoming Shabbat with gentle movement, mindful breath and vocal meditation.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh, Rabbi Hannah and special guest Noah Aronson. The service will include the Hadracha graduation.

Hadracha Graduation
(18:30-21:30) Our Year 10 leaders have completed their basic training and are now welcomed into the wider leadership body of our community. Join us for a special Erev Shabbat service celebrating their journey and step up into the next stages of Jewish adult life. 
There will be a chavurah supper to follow for all family members of the graduates. Please email mike@alyth.org.uk to confirm who will be attending.

 

Shabbat Morning
30 November

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A ‘Kollot’ style service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. With an area for children. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Sam Gatty.

Service for Wellbeing
(10:30-12:15) Using our Shabbat liturgy, readings and song, join Lynette, for a service that focuses on our physical and mental wellbeing and which helps us to restore the balance in our lives.

Sensory Shabbat
(11:00-12:00) Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah and Chloe in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Wednesday 4 December

Multi-faith Hustings at Alyth
(20:00-21:30) 
Alyth, in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church and Interfaith Matters, is delighted to host a special multi-faith hustings for the Finchley and Golders Green Constituency. All of the candidates for the Finchley and Golders Green Parliamentary seat will be with us. Mike Freer (Conservatives), Ross Houston (Labour) and Luciana Berger (Liberal Democrats) have all confirmed their attendance.

We are now fully booked.  Please email saskia@alyth.org.uk to add your name to the waiting list. We will have to turn away people on the evening who have not received confirmation that they have a seat.

Thursday 5 December

Pardes: with Student Rabbi Tali Artman
(13:00-14:15) Our weekly text-based study group.  Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman will be teaching the class throughout December. Together we will explore martyrdom through reading Babylonian Talmud Avodah Zarah.

Post University & Gap Year Fair
(18:30) Join us for the Masa Israel Alyth Gap Year Fair on Thursday 5 December from 18:30-21:00. Come and visit stands from organisations such as Shnat Netzer, Hebrew University, Israel Experience and many more. To sign up, please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk

Friday 6 December

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, this week with Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. Led by Rabbi Josh.  The Dvar Torah will be given by Chloe Kimmel to mark leaving Alyth's staff team.

Saturday 7 December

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Albert Selby and Bat Mitzvah of Skye McDowall-Smith.

Tefillah Lab: Study Service
(10:30-12:15) Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman for a special study service from Eretz Yisrael in the late antiquity period.  We will use Genizah fragments and modern research to guide us through the service. 
As well as training for the rabbinate, Tali is also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, as well as teaching Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College.​​​​​​
.

Young Family Seudah
(15:00-16:30) Following the release of the second Frozen movie, come and watch the original film with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Smash your way through icicles to find hidden treasure with Anna, use ice paints to create your own magical kingdom with Elsa, and build your very own snowman with Olaf. We will eat our delicious Shabbat tea and do all our activities whilst singing along to Frozen.

Sunday 8 December

Alyth Choral Society Concert: Elijah
(18:30) ACS perform Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tickets cost £18 (including refreshments) and can be purchased from alythchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more information go to www.alythchoralsociety.org.

Do you have a child in Yr 5?

Do you have a child in Year 5 who will celebrate Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2022/23?

If so, you should have received a letter inviting you to a preliminary meeting on Sunday 8 December (11:00-12:00) to talk to us about the allocation of a date for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2021/2022. 
If you have not received this letter please contact beth@alyth.org.uk as a matter of urgency.

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 29 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 1 December
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Madrichub (13:00)
- Academy (18:00)
- Sunday Bridge (19:00)

Mon 2 December
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- CREATE (17:30)
- Monday Club (19:00)

Tues 3 December
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wed December
- Soup News and Schmooze (12:45)

Thur 5 December
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)

Fri 6 December
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sat 7 December
- Choir Rehearsal (09:15)

Sun 8 December
- Alyth Bike Ride (08:15)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Nina Bechman, mother of Frederik Bechman, Ted Bechman and Trudy Cealey.

David Hyman, husband of Judith Hyman, father of Sally McMahon and Keith Hyman.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

Mazel Tov to Clifford Pell on the birth of his granddaughter, Amira Sophie Fox.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Student Rabbi Tali Artman's sermon from last Shabbat.

 

Alyth Kindergarten Assistant

Monday to Friday 9:15-12:15 from January to July 2020 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for an assistant to join our outstanding kindergarten and our dedicated team from January 2020.

You need to be passionate about young children and their development, creative, energetic, enthusiastic and reliable. No formal teaching qualifications needed (£10.55 per hour).

For more information and to apply please contact Tor Alter (Head Teacher) on 020 8457 8792 or tor@alyth.org.uk.

Closing date: 9/12/19​​​​​​.

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email 21 November

 

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Erev Shabbat
22 November

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led this week by Rabbi Hannah with Louis Graham. 

 

Shabbat Morning
23 November

Shiur: The Life of Sarah - Nursing in Public
(09:15-10:15) Join Student Rabbi Tali Artman Partock as we look at what the rabbis had to say about nursing in public and into late motherhood.  What does the treatment of Isaac’s weaning party in Genesis Rabbah teach us about men, women and public and private nursing. 
Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman Partock, will be joining us for some of her fourth year rabbinic placement over the coming months. As well as training for the rabbinate, Tali is also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, as well as teaching Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College. Born in Israel, Tali has a PhD in Rabbinic Literature, awarded by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A ‘Kollot’ style service with guitar led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise, with an area for children. Includes the B’nei Mitzvah of Benjy Jeffrey and Ami Morad. The sermon will be given by Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman Partock. 

Stripped-back Shacharit 
(10:30) An intimate, unaccompanied Shacharit with Rabbi Hannah; joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon. 
 

Saturday 23 November

Year 5&6 Secret Cinema  
(17:00) Come and join us for an evening of exciting twists and turns as we dive into the internet, meeting our favourite childhood characters and websites along the way! Be prepared for a magical immersive movie experience and lots of fun with friends! 

Sunday 24 November

A Celebration of Alyth's Windows with Ardyn Halter 
and Launch of the 'Art at Alyth' Project

(10:30-12:15) Join us for a very special morning, including brunch, looking at the history, symbolism and design of our Beit Tefillah’s beautiful windows. We are delighted to welcome artist Ardyn Halter, who designed and created the ‘Time’ windows at the back of the Beit Tefillah.  Ardyn is the son of Roman Halter z”l who designed and created the windows at the sides of the Beit Tefillah on the theme of Chai (Life).  Ardyn will speak about the design and creation of our windows, and about his father’s work. We will also look at some of the symbolism placed within the designs. The morning will end with the launch of a community project celebrating the windows and the art of Alyth. This will include the opportunity for members to write and reflect on the windows, and a series of events over the coming months about our art and those who created it. In order that we know how much food to provide, please email saskia@alyth.org.uk to let us know you are coming. For more information on the Art at Alyth project email adam@alyth.org.uk

Friday 29 November

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, this week with Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service. The service will include the Hadracha graduation.

Hadracha Graduation 
(18:30-21:30) 
Our Year 10 leaders have completed their basic training and are now welcomed into the wider leadership body of our community. Join us for a special erev shabbat service celebrating their journey and step up into the next stages of Jewish adult life. There will be a Chavurah supper to follow for all family members of the graduates. Please email mike@alyth.org.uk to confirm who will be attending. 

Saturday 30 November

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A ‘Kollot’ style service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. With an area for children. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Sam Gatty.

Service for Wellbeing 
(10:30) Using our Shabbat liturgy, readings and song, join Lynette, for a service that focuses on our physical and mental wellbeing and which helps us to restore the balance in our lives. 

Sensory Shabbat 
(11:00-12:00) 
Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah and Chloe in this service where you and your baby can touch, see, smell, hear and taste your way through the service. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years. Be mindful that this is a quiet experience.

Save the dates

Multi-faith Hustings at Alyth
Wednesday 4 December, 20:00

Alyth, in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church and Interfaith Matters, is delighted to host a special multi-faith hustings for the Finchley and Golders Green Constituency. 
All of the candidates for the Finchley and Golders Green Parliamentary seat will be with us. Mike Freer (Conservatives), Ross Houston (Labour), Luciana Berger (Liberal Democrats) and Julie Pelta (The Brexit Party) have all confirmed their attendance.
There is limited capacity for this event and pre-booking is essential. To let us know you are attending, please email saskia@alyth.org.uk
If you have a question for the candidates, please send it to josh@alyth.org.uk by Monday 2 December with the subject line “Hustings question.”

Alyth Choral Society Concert: Elijah 
Sunday 8 December, 18:30

ACS perform Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tickets cost £18 (including refreshments) and can be purchased from alythchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more information go to www.alythchoralsociety.org

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 22 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 24 November
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Mon 25 November
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:30)

Tues 26 November
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thur 28 November
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 10 Hadracha (18:30)

- JMM course (19:30)

Fri 29 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 1 December 
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)

- Madrichub (13:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Stanley Freedman, brother of Loretta Cohn

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "Why the Sodomites would not have taken part in Mitzvah Day"

 

Gap Year Fair 

Join us for the Masa Israel Alyth Gap Year Fair on Thursday 5 December at 18:30-21:00. Come and visit stands from organisations such as Shnat Netzer, Hebrew University, Israel Experience and many more. To sign up, please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (14 NOVEMBER)

 

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Erev Shabbat
15 November

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbis Josh and Hannah.

Shabbat B’yachad 
(18:30-21:30) Join us for a Shabbat dinner with fantastic food and company. No charge but donations are always welcome. For catering and transportation please contact lynette@alyth.org.uk

 

Shabbat Morning
16 November

Jewish Mindfulness Mediation 
(09:15-10:15) Jewish Mindfulness Mediation
An hour of contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Lyla Ireland. 

Big Bang
(11:00-12:00) This month led by Rabbi Josh and the Big Bang musicians.

Sunday 17 November
Mitzvah Day 

Come along and participate in Alyth’s activities on this global day of Jewish-led social action. We have activities for adults and children that will benefit people across all faiths and who are in need. 

Activities for Adults:
- Join our Cook-In in the morning at Alyth to benefit Alyth Gemach freezer - a stock of food which we deliver to those members of the community who are in need of a home cooked meal.
- Join Kisharon at the Childs Hill Library (320 Cricklewood Lane, NW2 2QE) to plant trees and bulbs in the garden and paint their fence. Also suitable for children. 
- Join our Intergenerational “Joining Old with Young” reading event at Alyth with Sunday Morning Galim children. 
There are limited spaces at all these activities, so please book with saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Activities for Children:
Alyth Youth will be participating in a wide range of activities including visits to care homes, card making, cooking, collecting and packing toiletries and sweets for the homeless and refugees: as well as Joining Old and Young (JOY) for reading.

Collections:
Please bring the following to the synagogue before or on Sunday 17 November. There will be a collection box in the lobby.
- Sweets    
- Men’s Toiletries    
- Women’s sanitary items

Tuesday 19 November

Invest in Peace 
(19:00) Alyth, in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church invites, you to hear the stories of two peace activists: one Israeli and one Palestinian. People of all faiths and none are welcome to attend this interfaith event, in partnership with Solutions Not Sides. 
This event is supported by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. An appeal will be made for Solutions Not Sides at the event.
 To register please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk or contact sam@alyth.org.uk for more information.

Friday 22 November

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, this week with Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat Service 
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Hannah with Louis Graham. 

Saturday 23 November

Shiur: The Life of Sarah: Nursing in Public
(09:15-10:15) Join Student Rabbi Tali Artman Partock as we look at what the rabbis had to say about nursing in public and into late motherhood.  What does the treatment of Isaac’s weaning party in Genesis Rabbah teach us about men, women, public and private nursing. See additional box for more information about Tali.

Shabbat Service 
(10:30-12:) A ‘Kollot’ style service. Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise. With an area for children. Includes the B’nei Mitzvah of Benjy Jeffrey 
and Ami Morad. The sermon will be given by Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman Partock. 

Stripped-back Shacharit
(10:30) A more formal Shacharit with Rabbi Hannah.  Joining the community in the Beit Tefillah for the sermon. 

Secret Cinema for Years 5 & 6 
(17:00-21:00) Come and join us for an evening of exciting twists and turns as we dive into the internet, meeting our favourite childhood characters and websites along the way! Be prepared for a magical immersive movie experience and lots of fun with friends! Contact sophie@alyth.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Save the dates

A Celebration of Alyth's Windows with Ardyn Halter and Launch of the 'Art at Alyth' Project 
Sunday 24 November, 10:30-12:15 

Join us for a very special morning, including brunch, looking at the history, symbolism and design of our Beit Tefillah’s beautiful windows. We are delighted to welcome artist Ardyn Halter, who designed and created the ‘Time’ windows at the back of the Beit Tefillah.  Ardyn is the son of Roman Halter z”l who designed and created the windows at the sides of the Beit Tefillah on the theme of Chai (Life).  
Ardyn will speak about the design and creation of our windows, and about his father’s work. We will also look at some of the symbolism placed within the designs. The morning will end with the launch of a community project celebrating the windows and the art of Alyth. This will include the opportunity for members to write and reflect on the windows, and a series of events over the coming months about our art and those who created it.
In order that we know how much food to provide, please email saskia@alyth.org.uk to let us know you are coming. For more information on the Art at Alyth project email adam@alyth.org.uk

Multi-faith Hustings at Alyth 
Wednesday 4 December, 20:00 
Alyth, in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church and Interfaith Matters, is delighted to host a special multi-faith hustings for the Finchley and Golders Green Constituency. All of the candidates for the Finchley and Golders Green Parliamentary seat will be with us. Mike Freer (Conservatives), Ross Houston (Labour) and Luciana Berger (Liberal Democrats) have all confirmed their attendance.
For security reasons, please let us know you are attending by emailing saskia@alyth.org.uk. If you have a question for the candidates, please send it to josh@alyth.org.uk by Monday 2 December with the subject line “Hustings question.”  Click here for more information. 

Alyth Choral Society Concert: Elijah
Sunday 8 December, 18:30
ACS perform Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tickets cost £18 (including refreshments) and can be purchased from alythchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more information go to www.alythchoralsociety.org

Other Regular Alyth Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Fri 15 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 17 November
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Singing for Pleasure (15:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Mon 18 November
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:00)

Tues 19 November
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Wed 20 November
- Soup, News, Schmooze (12:45)

Thur 21 November
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Bridge (14:00)
- Kef Zone (16:00)
- ACE (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- Pop Up AYS (17:30)
- Year 7 Hebrew (18:15)
- Year 10 Hadracha (18:30)

- JMM course (19:30)

Fri 22 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sun 24 November
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Refugee Drop In (14:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Vera Somen, sister of our member Andrew Gellert, mother of David, Mark and Jonathan Somen.

Captain Samson Judah, husband of Maureen Judah, father of Cale, Yaniv, Nathan and Micah Judah.


Our thoughts are with those who mourn.

 

Shabbat Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Hannah's sermon from last Shabbat: "Finding a sense of Heimat as we are forced to wander"

Click here for Justin Wise's D'var Torah from Kollot last Shabbat.

 

Student Rabbi Tali Artman Partock

We are delighted to welcome Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman Partock, who will be joining us for some of her fourth year rabbinic placement over the coming months. As well as training for the rabbinate, Tali is also an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, as well as teaching Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College. Born in Israel, Tali has a PhD in Rabbinic Literature, awarded by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

 

Alyth's Weekend Away

The Weekend Away is for everyone in the community at every age and stage. There are activities and services, and opportunities to socialise and have fun. Click here to find out why the Alyth Weekend Away is the perfect weekend away for you!

Click here to register your place through ShulCloud. 

 

 

 

MyAlyth Weekly Email (7 November)

 

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Erev Shabbat
8 November

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our two "Den" services in their usual time slots as listed in our "Regular Activities" section.

Ruach parent's session: Torah
(17:15-18:00) Each term, Ruach parents are invited to join our rabbis for a special one-off learning session based around the term’s theme in Ruach (this term, Torah). Over 45 minutes, Rabbis Josh and Hannah will explore how we read Torah as modern Progressive Jews, and what questions we hope our children will ask of it. Please let us know if you are coming to sam@alyth.org.uk.

Erev Shabbat service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbis Josh and Hannah.

Year 8 Chavurah Supper
(18:30-21:30) Join us for the Kabbalat Shabbat service at 18:30 which will be followed by a “pot luck” dinner, where everyone provides a nut free, vegetarian or fish main course or a dessert, and we all sit down together and enjoy dinner. This is for all families in year 8 siblings and grandparents are of course welcome! Please let us know if you are coming to sam@alyth.org.uk.

 

Shabbat Morning
9 November

Shabbat Shiur: Sugyot Every Reform Jew Should Know - Lessons from the Fall of Jerusalem (and the importance of Shabbat dinner).
(09:15-10:15) Join Rabbi Josh for a special ‘Sugyot every Reform Jew’ should know. 
In these sessions, we look at sugyot (discrete sections of Talmud) which are especially interesting, provocative or important. 
In this session we will look at a text which begins with Shabbat dinner, and ends with a rabbinic conversation exploring the cause of the fall of Jerusalem.  The text formed the basis of Rabbi Josh's sermon on Yom Kippur morning.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service, led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Elliot Poole.

Kollot
(10:30-12:15) A 'normal' kollot service... informal, unaccompanied, participatory, with a corner for children so adults can pray. 
Led by Rabbi Josh and Justin Wise.

Young Family Seudah
(15:00-16:30) Join Rabbi Hannah and Chloe for our first spectacular Seudah of 5780. Together we will enjoy shabbat through arts and craft and a lovely tea.

Monday 11 November

Talk with Us: Tefillah
(20:00) Join us to share your thoughts on this year's High Holy Days. Please let us know you are coming by email to saskia@alyth.org.uk. This session will be preceded by Ma'ariv at 19:45.

Tuesday 12 November

Alyth Film Club: Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
(19:30-22:00) A semi-autobiographical drama written and directed by Louis Malle. During the Nazi occupation of France, young teenager Jean returns to his Catholic boarding school after some time off and strikes up a friendship with new classmate Julien. After some initial hostilities and friction between the pair, Julien learns that Jean is in fact Jewish, and one of three boys being offered a safe haven by the sympathetic headmaster. However, when Gestapo officers arrive at the school, they begin to delve deeper into the lives of the students and the priests watching over them.In French with English subtitles.

Friday 15 November

Baby Den
(10:30-11:30) Wake up with Shoshi the Sheep to sing songs, be with friends and bop to a Shabbat beat. Our musical Baby Den, this week with Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-17:00) For pre-schoolers and their families with Rabbi Hannah and Chloe. Join us for songs, stories and to meet new friends at Alyth’s Shabbat Den.

Erev Shabbat service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbi Josh and Rabbi Hannah.

Shabbat B'yachad (Shabbat Together)
(18:30-21:30) Join us for a Shabbat dinner with fantastic food and company. No charge but donations are always welcome. For catering and transportation please contact lynette@alyth.org.uk.

Saturday 16 November

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
(09:15-10:15) An hour of contemplation, movement and learning to set you up for Shabbat.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A choral service led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Lyla Ireland.

Big Bang
(10:30-12:15) This month led by Rabbi Josh and the Big Bang musicians.

Mitzvah Day: 
Sunday 17 November

Come along and participate in Alyth’s activities on this global day
of Jewish-led social action. We have activities for adults and children that will benefit people across all faiths and who are in need. On Mitzvah Day we give of our time to make a difference. It’s good fun and inspires us all for the year ahead.

Activities for Adults 

  • Join our Cook-In in the morning at Alyth to benefit Alyth Gemach freezer - a stock of food which we deliver to those members of the community who are in need of a home cooked meal. Limited spaces, so please book with saskia@alyth.org.uk. (10:00-13:00)
  • Join Kisharon at the Childs Hill Library (320 Cricklewood Lane, NW2 2QE) to plant trees and  bulbs in the garden and paint  their  fence. Also suitable for children. Limited spaces, so please book with saskia@alyth.org.uk. (10:00-13:00)
  • Join our Intergenerational “Joining Old with Young” reading event at Alyth with Sunday Morning Galim children. (11:30-12:30)

Activities for Children 
Alyth Youth will be participating in a wide range of activities including visits to care homes, card making, cooking, collecting and packing toiletries and sweets for the homeless and refugees: as well as Joining Old and Young (JOY) for reading. If you attend Sunday Morning Galim you will be involved, if not, please tell Saskia if you would like to come and she will send you the start time.

Collections 
Please bring the foll