Mitzvah Day 27 November 2016

Come and join us this Mitzvah Day on Sunday 27 November – give just your time and energy to make our world a better place.

Timing        10 am- 1 pm
Location     Alyth Kitchens


  • Homeless Action Barnet,
  • Alyth Drop-In for Refugees,
  • Gemach (food for the synagogue to hand out as required to people who are ill at home or in need for other reasons)

This is always a fun and rewarding event. Volunteers will be asked to participate in the preparing of various main and dessert dishes. Once they have volunteered they will be sent a separate email confirming what to bring, like aprons etc as well as any contributions to the ingredients required that they can.

We aim to cook a meal here at Alyth for 50 clients of Homeless Action Barnet, we envisage making pasta bakes, macaroni cheese, chocolate pudding and biscuits (these may alter slightly!) as well as 4 pasta bakes for the Alyth Monthly Drop-In for refugees as well as some food for the Alyth gemach freezer.

We would appreciate any help that can be given before and after the Cook-In for preparation and tidy-up!


Intergenerational Reading and Refreshments Morning

Timing        11.15am -12.15pm
Location     Alyth Leo Baeck Hall


  • Alyth adult and senior members – social activity/ intergenerational interaction
  • Members of Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
  • Local Muslim community


Our aim is to join old and young by reading to each other over tea and biscuits. The children will be bringing in and swapping books with their classmates. The Sunday morning Galim classes will rotate around a variety of activities so that each guest will have the opportunity to read with many different children.  Adults will enjoy tea and biscuits as well as a wonderful intergenerational opportunity.

The children will be involved in bringing in and swapping books with their classmates.     


Kisharon – EQUAL – charity shop work
Timing        10 am- 1.00pm – any 2-hour slot within these times
Location     Equal Charity Shop, 818 Finchley Road next to M and S Temple Fortune

Beneficiaries: Kisharon – supports Jewish people with learning and physical difficulties by helping them progress, achieve independence, be part of their local communities and live a fulfilling and meaningful life.


EQUAL is Kisharon’s new social enterprise gift shop combining gifts and home accessories alongside a creative agency providing design and print.

Volunteers will be asked to promote the shop by taking part in shifts standing at a special stall which will be undercover, in front of the shop, and helping to sell/ give away nuts and cards. There may also be some of Kisharon’s clients helping. This volunteering work will help to raise the profile of this new shop and spread the word about the wonderful work that they do.

Email if you would like to volunteer.