“We work as a respectful, collaborative partnership of professionals and lay leaders, working together for the good of our community and the individuals within it.”

Alyth is blessed with a dedicated team of professional staff who aim to always be available: when you want to find out about a Synagogue programme, when something significant has happened in your life, or when you have an idea for how our community can develop.

 

Adam Martin

Adam Martin

Community Director

Adam is responsible for the day to day running of Alyth and management of the synagogue’s administration and the building.

Contact Adam if you want to speak about any aspect of the running of the shul!

Contact Adam

Sam Heller

Sam Heller

Head of Member Engagement

Contact Sam if you want to know anything about synagogue programmes or the Youth and Education provision.

Contact Sam

Lynette Sunderland

Lynette Sunderland

Head of Community Care and Life Cycle

Lynette is responsible for ensuring that the community is in meaningful contact with members throughout the joys and challenges of life.

Contact Lynette if you need our support or want to arrange a life cycle celebration

Contact Lynette

Katie Hainbach

Katie Hainbach

Head of Music

Katie is responsible for our choirs.

Contact Katie if you love to sing

Contact Katie

Tor Alter

Tor Alter

Head of Kindergarten

Tor is responsible for running the wonderful Alyth kindergarten, having previously been the Deputy Head.

Contact Tor if you want to know more about our kindergarten.

Contact Tor

Sarah Langsford

Sarah Langsford

Fundraising and Development Co-ordinator

Sarah is responsible for supporting those who hire the synagogue building, and for administering our fundraising, including organising fundraising events.

Contact Sarah if you want to hire the synagogue building, or to make a donation!

Contact Sarah

Mike Mendoza

Mike Mendoza

Head of Family Programming

Leading the Youth and Education team, Mike is responsible for activities for our young people.

Contact Mike if you want to talk about SMG, Ruach, or Post Bar/Bat Mitvzah provision.

Contact Mike

Sophie Peterman

Educator

Working in partnership with Mike in our Youth and Education team.

Contact Sophie if you want to know about our education provision for younger members.

Contact Sophie

Don West

Don West

Facilities Team

Diane Payne

Diane Payne

Facilities Team

Viv Bellos

Viv Bellos

Emeritus Director of Music

Contact Viv if you would like to join our rambles and trips, or to join Singing for Pleasure .

Contact Viv