• Inaugural Lionel Blue Memorial Lecture: The Archbishop of York

    More than 230 people packed into the North Western Reform Synagogue (Alyth) in Barnet to hear the Rt Rev & Rt Hon Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, deliver the first Lionel Blue Memorial Lecture. The event was part of the 60th anniversary celebrations for Leo Baeck College, the preeminent institution for the training of Progressive […]

  • Mental Health in the Jewish Community – Reducing stigma, raising awareness

    Rabbi Mark Goldsmith, Rabbinic Partner at Alyth, welcomed guests this week to an inspirational evening with guest speaker and award-winning mental health campaigner, Jonny Benjamin which focussed on overcoming the stigma surrounding mental illness. Jonny Benjamin, recounted his experience of mental illness and his search to find the man that saved his life nine years […]

  • Let’s Talk about Death

    On Sunday 5 March Alyth held an afternoon of workshops and discussions exploring managing uncertainty towards the end of our lives, the choices that are available for our final resting place, end of life practicalities, and the customs and practices surrounding death in Judaism.  The Keynote Address was given by Dr Adrian Tookman, Medical Director […]

  • Alyth Arts Week

    Alyth celebrated a packed week of activities as part of their inaugural “Arts Week”. Activities such as a Private View (for selected works of art by local artists) and young theatre group Blink, drew packed crowds including many from outside the community. Organiser Viv Bellos, MBE said, “So wonderful to see Alyth packed with art, […]

  • A Packed Purim

    Alyth celebrated Purim with a packed day of events. After three different Megillah readings (one for families under 6, families over 6 and a “grown up” reading) and a costume parade, many ran and walked through the rain in fancy dress to raise money for four refugee and mental health charities. Over 200 adults and […]

  • Alyth has a hit with HOGWARTS movie experience

    Alyth’s Youth and Education Hub have been running Movie Experience evenings for their youth for 3 years this month. These innovative themed evenings at which the moviegoers discover what’s showing based on the clues around the synagogue, have been a huge hit at Alyth. They build friendships, confidence and create a rare social space for […]

  • AYS in Scotland

    From October 27 – 30 October the Alyth Youth Singers visited Scotland for their annual choir tour. The tour included concerts at Burnfield Jewish care home in Glasgow, Glasgow Reform Synagogue, Sukkat Shalom Liberal Jewish Community in Edinburgh and Carlops Town Hall. The singers also enjoyed meeting the various communities where they performed. Along with […]

  • A New Year by Michael Ochs ft AYS

    Katie Hainbach, our Head of Music & Arts, and Alyth Youth Singers, Noa Goldman and Chessy Weiner were invited to sing in a Global Chorus of Jewish Congregations. Organised by Matthew Check from the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the song is composed by Michael Ochs. Click here for more information about the […]