• Are #Apologies enough?

    “No, in general, it’s not sufficient or meaningful,” was the overall conclusion of a packed Alyth Synagogue youth session on Yom Kippur. The group grappled with issues surrounding the use of social media for atonement such as whether it diminishes the act of repentance.   A quick poll of over forty youths ranging from aged […]

  • Dame Tessa Jowell welcomed at Alyth

    Dame Tessa Jowell joined congregants at Alyth for tea and scones and attended our Kabbalat Shabbat service.  As one of the Labour candidates striving to be the next mayor of London, Dame Tessa spent the early part of the evening chatting to RSY-Netzer madrichim (pictured) who had been running their joint day camp at Alyth […]

  • Shirei Chaggigah

    Shirei Chaggigah, the MRJ music conference, has helped me to remember what I love most about being a Reform Jew – Community united together in its diversity and acceptance of each other, prayer enhanced by music and deep connections, made with friends old and new, through shared principles and ideas. This was the first music […]

  • Reform rabbis balance tradition and welcome

    Click here to read a letter from the Movement for Reform Judaism with regards to how our movement is creating new opportunities for people with one Jewish parent.   The process being proposed is that where someone with only one Jewish parent approaches our community, our proposed process would involve the following steps. The first stage […]

  • Oliver Performance

    Upbeat Drama at Alyth is run by Jane Gordon at 5pm every Wednesday afternoon as part of Kef Zone.  Set up 3 years ago it is open to 4 – 7 year olds who love to perform and who enjoy having a great time with their peers through acting and singing.  This term the children […]

  • Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust Bike Ride

    Miriam Hyman z”l was a member of Alyth.  She was killed in the bus bombing in Tavistock Square ten years ago on 7th July 2005.  The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust was set up in her name and raises funds for clinics to restore the sight of some of the poorest children in India together with […]

  • Alyth Choral Society Summer Concert

    On a warm and pleasant evening in the Bothy Gardens in Stephens House N3 the Alyth Choral Society gave a concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado.  The audience of over 160 people ranged in age from 6 months to over 90  and spent a delightful 2 hours in charming surroundings being […]

  • Abbie Hass receives her Yoni Jesner Award

    Abbie received her Yoni Jesner Award on Thursday 2 July from Marsha Gladstone, mother of Yoni.  Abbie won the award by volunteering at Alyth.  She said: “to get my Yoni Jesner award I had to work hard but it was worth it because I really wanted to achieve my goal of 20 hours of volunteering.  I […]