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MyAlyth Weekly Email (24 October 2019)


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Erev Shabbat
25 October

Our weekly Erev Shabbat activities start with our Baby Den" service at 10:30. Please note that there is no Shabbat Den this week.

We wish Shabbat Shalom to all the Alyth members on our trip to Andalusia with Rabbi Hannah and Lynette.

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
(17:15-18:15) Come for a Restorative Kabbalat Shabbat experience. Call in deep relaxation through the vibration of our voices, restorative yoga postures, and meditative songs based on the Shabbat evening liturgy. Bring a pillow if you are able to do so! With Kohenet Rachel Rose Reid.

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


Shabbat Morning
26 October

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) TLed by Rabbi Josh with Justin Wise, a kollot-style service in the round accompanied by guitar.
Includes the Bat Mitzvah of Leila Salem.

Service Breakout
(approx 11:30-12:15) Younger members are invited to go with Mike Mendoza for an immersive Torah experience during the Torah Service in the Beit Tefillah.

Thursday 31 October

Youth and Education Hub activities resume today. This includes Kef Zone, ACE, ACT, Pop Up AYS, Year 7 Hebrew and Year 10 Hadracha.

Friday 1 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.

Physicians for Human Rights Israel
(17:15) We are delighted to be welcoming to Alyth three representatives of Physicians for Human Rights Israel, winners of a New Israel Fund 2019 Human Rights Award.  Join us from 17:15 to meet their leadership and hear about their work. They will also be giving the D’var Torah during the Friday night service.
At the core of PHR is the belief that everyone living under Israeli authority should have equal access to healthcare.  They deliver vital healthcare assistance to the most disempowered groups in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.  Founded in 1988, the organisation currently treats over 18,000 people per year, while in parallel advocating for policy improvements in health care provision. PHRI works together with 3,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, and therapists to provide vital healthcare.
With us on the evening will be Professor Raphael Walden, the current President of PHRI (and formerly the personal doctor of his father-in-law Shimon Peres), Dr. Mushira Aboo-Dia, an Israeli-Palestinian gynaecologist and obstetrician at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, and the current Chairman of the PHRI Executive committee, and Ran Goldstein the PHRI Executive Director.

Erev Shabbat service
(18:30-19:30) Our regular Friday night service led by Rabbis Josh and Hannah. The Dvar Torah will be given by Physicians for Human Rights Israel.

Saturday 2 November

New Members Breakfast and Four Shabbat services
(09:15) If you have joined Alyth over the past year you are join us for a special breakfast at 9:15, before the morning services, which will include:

Shabbat Service
(10:30-12:15) A Kollot style service with guitar, led by Rabbi Josh. Includes the Bar Mitzvah of Rafi Rosenfield.

Study Service
(10:30) A study service in the library with Rabbi Colin.

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.

Family Musical Service
(11:00-12:00) A youth movement style service for all ages. Led by Mike Mendoza.

Save the dates

Talk with Us: Tefillah
Monday 11 November, 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 This session will be preceded by Ma'ariv at 19:45.

Invest in Peace
Tuesday 19 November, 19:00
Alyth in conjunction with Golders Green Parish Church invite 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. The event will be 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.
Click here to register for your free ticket.
For more information, contact


Regular Activities

Click here for this month's Around Alyth.

Friday 25 October
- Baby Den (10:30)

Sunday 27 October
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Refugee Drop In (14:00)
- Singing for Pleasure (15:00)

Monday 28 October
- Alyth Baby and Toddler Group (10:00)
- Senior Club (14:00)
- Monday Club (19:00)

Tuesday 29 October
- Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00)
- Judaism the Essentials (20:00) 
- Alyth Choral Society (20:00)

Thursday 31 October
- 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 1 November
- Baby Den (10:30)
- Shabbat Den (16:15)
- Ruach Erev Shabbat (17:00)

Sunday 3 November
- Sunday Shacharit (09:00)
- Sunday Morning Galim (10:00)
- Academy (18:00)
- Bridge (19:00)


Community News

We regret to announce the death of: 

Daniel Freedman, son of Brenda and Philip Freedman, husband of Elaine, father of Samantha and Laura, brother of Richard and Kevin.

Our thoughts are with those who mourn.


Shabbat D'var Torah Sermon

Click here for Rabbi Josh's Dvar Torah from last Shabbat: "On the tenth anniversary of the Big Bang"

Click here for Lynette Sunderland's sermon from last Shabbat: "The Mikveh Project"


Alyth's Weekend Away 2020

Click here for more information about the weekend away in March 2020 and to register!




Sun, 31 May 2020 8 Sivan 5780