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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 to let us know you are coming. For more information on the Art at Alyth project email

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 
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 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 
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
If you have a question for the candidates, please send it to 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 For more information go to

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 

Sun, 31 May 2020 8 Sivan 5780