• Woodland Cemetery up and running and exceeds expectations

    The JJBS Woodland Cemetery at Cheshunt is now fully operational with its attractive ohel (prayer hall) providing a quiet area for funeral services.  The Woodland Cemetery provides an alternative to a conventional cemetery – with the trees surrounding the graves which are marked by a small plaque rather than a large tombstone.  In addition there […]

  • Threads Omer Calendar

    The Threads group is making progress sewing the Omer Calendar, although we will not be ready for this Pesach… We only have a few more squares to sew, so if you feel you would like to be included come soon!  Lack of experience is no bar, as the group can teach you! So far we […]

  • Bank Holiday Ramble

    On Friday 25 March the Alyth Ramblers enjoyed an 8 mile ramble through farms and beautiful watermeadows of River Beane.  They enjoyed THE sunny day over the Easter weekend!

  • Jewish Music Fair celebrates our wonderful musical heritage

    The Alyth Centre for Jewish Music held their sixth annual ‘Jewish Music Fair’ this past Sunday. The Jewish Music Fair brought 80 people to Alyth for a day of appreciation and exploration of Jewish Music from all over the world. The day included 20 workshops run by a variety of musicians including: Katie Hainbach, Alyth’s […]

  • Winter Shelter

    Volunteers at Alyth Synagogue and Golders Green Parish Church are working together to provide food and shelter for around fifteen of Barnet’s homeless this winter. Each Tuesday, volunteers work shifts to provide overnight accommodation as well as cooking and serving a hot evening meal and breakfast. The shelter opened in January and runs through until March. […]

  • Ruach Residential

    The Youth and Education Hub has just returned from another highly successful weekend away to Kingswood outdoor activity centre. With a coach full of excited Year 7’s on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah journey, we took to Ashford for a few days of Team Work orientated activities. Alongside a professional staff team, our madrichim (youth leaders) delivered […]

  • Memorial Service for Rabbi Maurice’s grandson, Nadav

    On Monday 1 February, many members of the community, alongside guests, joined together in supporting Rabbi Maurice Michaels and his wife Eileen for a special evening service with memorial payers following the tragic death of their 21 year old grandson Nadav. Rabbi Maurice mentioned his appreciation for the many members of the community who have […]

  • Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Dr Michael Marmur

    Alyth was delighted to welcome Rabbi Dr Michael Marmur back to Alyth. Michael is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, responsible for coordinating the pedagogic and academic activities across HUC-JIR’s four campuses in Israel and America. From the age of 7 (when his father […]

  • Alyth celebrates a 100th birthday (of a member)

    Last Sunday (31 January 2016) Alyth hosted the 100th birthday party of Kay Weissand, once of Alyth’s longest standing members. In addition to all of Kay’s family and friends, the party was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet, Mark and Melissa Shooter. The Mayoress was particularly well behaved as it turned out […]

  • AYS at Holocaust Memorial Day Service

    On Sunday 17 January AYS sang at the Holocaust Memorial Day Service at the Rickett’s Quadrangle in Hendon, an event in which AYS have performed at for many years.  They performed a number of songs as people arrived at the event and performed two songs during the service itself. The Youth Singers sang exceptionally well […]