COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

In these extraordinary times, our paramount responsibility as Jews is that of Pikuach Nefesh, “saving a life”, and the broader responsibility that we have for the wellbeing of ourselves and of others.  As a community we take that responsibility very seriously.  In light of the current situation, and the advice to avoid non-essential contact, and especially indoor gatherings, we have therefore taken the hard decision to suspend the majority of Alyth activities and move them to being online.

 

Even as we are asked to distance from one another, the core ideal of community – supporting one another, praying and learning together – remains our purpose.  We are committed to working as a community over the next few months, but know that we need to do so in new and different ways.

 

Please click here to see the special “Alyth Online” section of the website.

 

 

Our services at the regular times of 18.30 on Friday night and 10.30 on Shabbat morning will be live-streamed only.

You can join our virtual congregation by clicking here.

 

From this week, the weekly email will include a link to a special Shabbat supplement, including extra songs, a specially prepared Torah portion and the Haftarah so you can follow these at home.

 

We will continue to read out bereavements and the list of requested yahrzeits before the Mourners’ Kaddish, and invite you to read along with us if you are in mourning.

If you want to borrow a siddur to follow our services, please click here or phone 020 8457 8794.  If you are able to volunteer to deliver siddurim to members, please click here.

 

Click here for more information on this week’s services