• Unrolling the Torah

    During last Friday’s Ruach class,  Rabbi Mark opened up the Torah for all the children in our Bar and Bat Mitzvah class to find where their b’nei mitzvah portions was.  Some even started to read their parasha!

  • Outgoing Chair Speech

    Vitality is defined as “the state of being strong and active, the power giving continuance of life”. There is no doubt that vitality is a characteristic of Alyth and we were very proud to be chosen as one of just six synagogues in the whole of the UK to take part in the Jewish leadership […]

  • Alyth Kindergarten enjoy Farm Visit

    Alyth Kindergarten in Golders Green, which was recently awarded “outstanding” in Ofsted’s 2015 report, had a visit from Ark Farm based in Bedfordshire. They erected a pen for the lambs, goats, “Dash” the donkey, geese and ducks and also brought along a beautiful barn dog and some one month old chicks. All the Kindergarten children […]

  • Alyth and New Israel Fund enjoy Mizrachi celebration for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

    Alyth partnered with the New Israel Fund to celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday with a Mizrachi themed evening of tastes, sounds and exploration of heritage. In the afternoon our younger members made hummus from scratch and created batik Israeli flags.  The evening started with prayers and a Yom HaZikaron ceremony to commemorate those who have died […]

  • Alyth a guest at Sadiq Khan’s signing-in ceremony

    Alyth’s Rabbis were represented at Sadiq Khan’s signing-in ceremony at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 7 May.  The newly elected Mayor of London has visited Alyth a number of times and invited us to represent the community.

  • Alyth’s young actors sparkle in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

    Providing huge enjoyment and great family entertainment, Alyth’s Academy of Performing Arts latest production of the classic 1949 musical comedy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” over the Bank Holiday weekend played to packed-out audiences. This production was full of wit and silly shenanigans with lively and memorable musical numbers such as the famous “Diamonds Are A Girl’s […]

  • Matzah Ramble

    On Sunday 24 April, 15 walkers from Alyth went on a sociable eight mile Matzah ramble around West Wycombe taking in three National trust properties, scenic beech woodland and fine open views. A Pesadik picnic and great conversation topped off this enjoyable trip. Look out for for more walks coming up.  

  • London Citizens Mayoral Assembly

    Rabbi Mark, London Citizens, and faith groups from around London took heard from mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan about their plans to address the housing crisis and other issues at the Copperbox at the Olympic Park. Alyth, FRS and FPS ran an Erev 7th Day Pesach Service as part of the evening, and […]

  • 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 […]