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MyAlyth Weekly Email (5 September)

 

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Erev Shabbat
6 September

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

Elul Half Hour
(17:45-18:15) Join us for these brief times of reflection, study and contemplation before each of Alyth’s Shabbat services during Elul. This year eight different teachers will use a question from the Bible as a starting point for reflection on our own lives. 
Click here for the full programme. 
Today:
"Is it a time for you to dwell in your panelled houses, while this House is lying in ruins?” (Haggai 1:4).
With Rabbi Josh.

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

Shalom Supper
(19:30-21:30) Join members of Jami and Jewish Care’s Shalom Centre for a Shabbat evening dinner and entertainment.

 

Shabbat Morning
7 September

Elul Half Hour
(09:45-10:15) Join us for these brief times of reflection, study and contemplation before each of Alyth’s Shabbat services during Elul. "What is your name?" Genesis 32:28.
With Rabbi Colin. 
Click here for the full programme.

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) Led by Rabbi Hannah with the Alyth choir. Includes the B’nei Mitzvah of Maximo Biddle Woolf and Josh Becker.

Tefillah Lab: The 'private' in the midst of the 'public'
(10:30) What place is there for me as an individual in my own right in a service as opposed to me simply as part of the community/collective? Join Rabbi Colin on a journey of exploration. We will join the service in the Beit Tefillah for the 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 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.

 

 

Monday 9 September

CREATE
(17:30-19:30) The start of term for CREATE 2019! Craft with Chloe, our educator, who has a Foundation Diploma and experience in the arts. 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. The programme is once a month for School Year 8 and older.

 

Tuesday 10 September

Judaism the Essentials
(20:00-21:45) The start term for our Essentials programme. ‘Essentials’ is our programme of short courses for all those who want to ensure that their Judaism has firm foundations. Taught by Rabbi Hannah, Rabbi Josh and Jon Epstein.Email hannah@alyth.org.uk or josh@alyth.org.uk for more information.
This week we will being our look at The Jewish Calendar.

 

Thursday 12 September

Cantillation Information Evening
(18:30-19:15) If your child is having their Bar or Bat Mitzvah between December 2019 and September 2020, one of the questions they will need to think about is whether to leyn (chant) their Torah portion. At this session with Viv Bellos, she will explain the process of learning the singing and introduce you to the neginot (musical accents) found in the Chumash. Email sam@alyth.org.uk to sign up.

Youth and Education Hub Start of Term
Today, Kef Zone, ACE, ACT and Year 10 Hadracha all return after the summer break.
Kef Zone: 16:00 - 17:00
ACE: 17:00 - 18:15
ACT: 17:00 - 18:15
Year 10 Hadracha: 18:30 - 20:00
Click here for this year's term's dates
If you require any more information about any of these programmes, please contact sam@alyth.org.uk

 

Friday 13 September

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 Rabbi Hannah and Chloe, is designed to help your little one develop creativity, co-ordination and concentration.

Shabbat Den
(16:15-16:45) 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.

Ruach Erev Shabbat
(17:15-19:30) The return of our B'nei Mitzvah programme after the summer break.

Elul Half Hour
(17:45-18:15) Join us for these brief times of reflection, study and contemplation before each of Alyth’s Shabbat services during Elul. This year eight different teachers will use a question from the Bible as a starting point for reflection on our own lives. 
Today,“But will God really dwell on earth?” I Kings 8:27. With Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn Harris.

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

 

Saturday 14 September

Elul Half Hour
(09:45-10:15) Today, “Are you right to be angry?” Jonah 4:4. With Rabbi Hannah.

Shabbat Morning Service
(10:30-12:15) This week, a Kollot-style service in the Beit Tefillah, accompanied by a guitar.  There will be an area for children so that parents can enjoy the opportunity to pray. Led by Rabbi Josh. Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Maya Solomons-Wise.

 

Save the date

This Year’s Big Issues: Is Britain Becoming a more Intolerant Society (and if so, what can we do about it?)
Tuesday 17 September, 20:00-22:00Join Keith Kahn-Harris and Omar Khan as they explore the apparent growth of racism and intolerance in the UK and how we can respond. Sociologist Dr Keith Kahn-Harris is the author of ‘Denial: The Unspeakable Truth’ and ‘Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity’.  Dr Omar Khan is Director of the Runnymede Trust, the UK's leading race equality think tank. Hosted by Rabbi Josh. Please let us know you are coming by emailing saskia@alyth.org.uk.

Regular Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 6 September
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)

Saturday 7 September
- Choir rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 8 September
- Cycling Community (08:15)
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Academy (18:00)

Monday 9 September
- JOY (12:45)
- Senior Club (14:00)

Tuesday 10 September
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00)
- Mentor Training (17:30)

Wednesday 11 September
- High Holy Day Choir Rehearsal (19:00)

Thursday 12 September
- Mellow Yoga (11:00)
- Pardes (13:00)
- Kef Zone (17:00)
- ACT (17:00)
- ACE (18:15)
- Year 10 Hadracha (18:30)

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

Saturday 14 September
- Choir Rehearsal (09:15)

Sunday 15 September
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Academy (18:00)

 

 
Shabbat Serman

Click here for Rabbi Josh's D'var Torah from last Shabbat: "Why Ben Stokes wasn't out and what we can learn from it." Click here for Rabbi Josh's sermon from last Shabbat: "The danger of 'Blessing and Curse'.

 

Alyth High Holy Days

Please click here for information about the High Holy Days at Alyth.

 

Jewish School Admission Form Signing

If you are applying for admission to a Jewish primary or secondary school and need help with your supplementary information form, please go to www.alyth.org.uk for more information. We have school signing slots available on Sunday 8 September from 10:00-12:00 and Tuesday 17 September from 16:30-19:30. These sessions will be by appointment only. Please email saskia@alyth.org.uk to book your 15 minute appointment.

 

Monday Club Volunteers

We are pleased to announce that the Monday Club, our weekly club for people with learning difficulties is returning in September.

Please click here to see what volunteering opportunities are available and how you can be involved.

 

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