North Western Reform Synagogue
Alyth Gardens
Finchley Road
London, NW11 7EN

Tel: 020 8455 6763
Fax: 020 8731 8175 

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Welcome To Alyth

Like an extended family

Officially known as North Western Reform Synagogue, Alyth is a partnership between our 2200 adult members and 900 child members with our team of professional staff and our dynamic Clergy Team. Many members of Alyth speak of this community as being like an extended family for them. We, the members and staff of this Synagogue hope to welcome you into this family.


This is your community

Alyth includes activities for every age and interest; Jewish worship for all, Jewish learning for all, Jewish social activities for all, Jewish culture and music for all. The size of our community and our eighty years of tradition mean that we are able to welcome you to a very wide diversity of ways of enjoying the life of our community.

Our Clergy Team invite you to contact any one of us so that we can help you to find your feet in Alyth and to begin to feel that this is your community. Rabbi Chananya Ben Teradion said that when two people sit together and words of Torah pass between them, the presence of God rests between them also. We hope that the time that you spend in our community helps you jeffrey_rose_and_sir_sigmund_sternberg_-_the_presidents__web.jpgto find the spiritual fulfilment that you may need.

The values of our community are deeply immersed in Reform Judaism: Alyth is an inclusive, egalitarian community, valuing difference.   Alyth aims to bring holiness into the world by seeking meaning in our lives and a just society for all.  Alyth treasures the autonomy of the individual, Jewish tradition and the insights of the wider world.  

Always available to you


We aim always to be available to you, when you want to find out about a Synagogue programme, when something significant has happened in your life for which the support of a Rabbi or Cantor might be helpful or when you have an idea for how our community can develop. Through the Alyth Careline, in partnership with Click to contactLynette Sunderland, Alyth's Director of Welfare and Life Cycle, one of us is available 24 hours a day, every day.


 Where do Alyth members live?

Alyth members come from all over London.  Whilst a large percentage live in the Hampstead Garden Suburb and Golders Green area; many members of our Synagogue live in Crouch End, Central, North, West and East Finchley, Hampstead, Highgate, Kilburn, Muswell Hill, Southgate, Swiss Cottage and West Hampstead. 

Are you thinking about joining a Synagogue?

Please click here and let us tell you about how joining Alyth works. 

A great way of getting a taste of Alyth is by watching our 80th birthday video made in June 2013. Other slices of life from the Synagogue can be found on the Alyth You Tube Channel.

What's on this week at Alyth?
Please click here for this month's Around Alyth and a complete list of events and activities at Alyth. 
Here is one event coming up this week
Thursday 17 April – 3rd Day 
19:00 – 20:30 Shir HaShirim - the love poetry of the Tanakh Come to study and discuss Shir HaShirim, the special text for Glossary definitionPesach with Cantor Cheryl. No previous experience necessary for this informal learning opportunity.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 020 8457 8797 for more information or to let us know that you are coming.
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The Alyth Cook Book
"A Life in Food" is the fabulous new Alyth cookbook celebrating 80 years of Alyth and is filled with delicious recipes from the kitchens of our community
£15 each 
Available from Rupert on 020 8457 8784 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pesach at Alyth
Click Here to download our Communal Glossary definitionSeder application form
Kerch Update

Many members of Alyth have been asking about the welfare of the Kerch Progressive Jewish Community in Crimea with whom Alyth is twinned.   We last heard from the community on Sunday 23rd March:


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