Please note that this page is updated for the week ahead on a Thursday afternoon. Materials for Shabbat are available from 17:00 on Friday afternoon.

Click here for guidelines on how to use Zoom effectively, and click here to read our guide to using Zoom for services. For services, if you do not wish to use Zoom, then the “Zoom screen” can be seen via our YouTube channel. This can be accessed by going to www.youtube.com/c/AlythRS.

To connect by phone, please dial 0203 481 5240, 0203 901 7895, 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.

During the building work some activities will be upstairs.
Please let us know by calling 020 8457 8794 or emailing alythadmin@alyth.org.uk if you are planning on attending and have mobility issues.

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Please click on the title of the service or activity to be taken directly to Zoom,
or use the Meeting ID and Passcode.

 

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

Baby Den (10:30)
Chug-a-lug into Shabbat. Sing your favourite Baby Den songs, dance to a Shabbat beat and wave to some familiar faces. For families with Young Children

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Jewish Mindfulness Meditation at Alyth (17:00)
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation helps us to open our hearts and find peace through our spiritual heritage. Today’s session will be run from Alyth.  Please join us in-person or online if you are unable to make it to the building. Click here to make a donation towards the costs of employing the facilitators. (ID: 977 611 369 Password: 035091)

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Erev Shabbat Service (18:30)
We welcome Shabbat as a community, joining together online and in person. Led by Rabbi Elliott and Rabbi Golan with Gideon Lyons.
(ID: 892 7116 7329 Passcode: 785089)
Click here for the Shabbat supplement and community news.

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SATURDAY 13 APRIL

Choir Rehearsals (9:15)
Rehearsing Alyth’s choral repertoire for Shabbat Services

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Shabbat Morning Choral Service (10:30)
Led by Rabbi Elliott with the Alyth choir, accompanied by guitar. Including the Bat Mitzvah of Amelia Hyman.
(ID: 828 1256 3058 Passcode: 785089)
Click here for the Shabbat supplement and community news.

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Kollot (10:30)
Our informal, unaccompanied, participatory minyan. Led by Rabbi Golan and Justin Wise.
(ID: 851 2220 5240 Passcode: 112837)
Click here for the Kollot supplement and community news.

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SUNDAY 14 APRIL

Alyth Cycling Community Bike Ride (8:15)
Bringing riders of all abilities together to enjoy cycling and conversation. For more information contact laurancemendoza@aol.com

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Sunday Shacharit (9:00) 
Every Alyth week begins with a lay-led minyan, led by Alyth members. All are welcome. (Meeting ID: 864 4782 5935, Password: 785089)

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Prayer Book Hebrew: Studying the Hebrew and how it is Translated (11:15)
A programme for those with high level Hebrew reading ability. To join this class and be sent the link and materials in advance, email edwardjgold@hotmail.com

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MONDAY 15 APRIL

The Alyth Social (14:00)
Part of the Alyth Friendship Project.  Join us for an afternoon of entertainment, discussion, tea and great company! Contact Lynette for more information. All are welcome.
Today: Richard Cohen – Life and Times of Winston Churchill

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Monday Club (19:00)
A friendly in-person meeting place for adults with learning disabilities.  For more information or to let us know that you will be attending, please email lynette@alyth.org.uk

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Community Meeting: Board of Deputies for British Jews Elections (19:15)
The Board of Deputies are a voice for the UK Jewish Community and are the first port of call for anyone seeking to understand its interests and concerns. Their Deputies power the work of the Board – from addressing and engaging with the issues of the day to contributing to policy development, locally, nationally and internationally.
The election for Deputies will take place on Monday 15 April 2024 at 19:15 at a Special Meeting convened for this purpose. The meeting will be held on Zoom, click here for the meeting link (ID: 859 0841 0388 Passcode: 000006).
Click here to see the Notice of the meeting and here for information about Alyth’s Deputies

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TUESDAY 16 APRIL

Mentor Training (17:00)
Training our recent Bar and Bat Mitzvah cohort to be mentors at Ruach. Contact abi@alyth.org.uk for more information

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Judaism: the Essentials (20:00)
Our regular introduction to Judaism class taught by our clergy perfect for those coming to Judaism for the first time, or looking to consolidate the learning of a lifetime. Contact Rabbi Elliott elliott@alyth.org.uk for more information.
Today: A Learning Seder

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Alyth Choral Society (20:00)
We have two or three concerts a year, one with full orchestra. New members are always welcome to join the choir.  Go to alythchoralsociety.org for more information

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WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL

Biblical Hebrew: Studying the Weekly Parashah (18:00)
A programme for those with high level Hebrew reading ability. To join this class and be sent the link and materials in advance, email edwardjgold@hotmail.com

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THURSDAY 18 APRIL

Mellow Chair Yoga for All Ages (11:00)
Our special Chair Yoga and Meditation with Maxine, open to all ages wishing to enhance overall mental and physical wellbeing. Click here to register and pay for the class. (ID: 892 6465 8503, Passcode: 202122)

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Pardes: One sentence of Mishnah, three weeks of Passover prep (13:00)
Can the Passover process, and possibly Judaism itself, be epitomised in one sentence? If you are curious about this and want to delve into the questions of commitment, the role of tradition and ethical dilemmas in this year’s Pesach celebration join Rabbi Golan for soul searching, study and lively discussion.
This week: Ethical dilemmas in this year’s Seder (ID: 123 761 361, Passcode: 019498)

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Alyth Children’s Theatre (17:00)
Our drama group for Primary School aged children. The group rehearse all year and then perform the show in June 2024

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FRIDAY 19 APRIL

Baby Den (10:30)
Chug-a-lug into Shabbat. Sing your favourite Baby Den songs, dance to a Shabbat beat and wave to some familiar faces. For families with Young Children

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Ruach (16:30)
Our pre Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme delivered by our wonderful team of madrichim. Participants can come from 16:30 for Drop-In and are expected to stay for the Erev Shabbat Service, finishing at 19:30

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Jewish Mindfulness Meditation: Online (17:00)
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation helps us to open our hearts and find peace through our spiritual heritage. Click here to make a donation towards the costs of employing the facilitators. (ID: 977 611 369 Password: 035091)

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Erev Shabbat Service (18:30)
We welcome Shabbat as a community, joining together online and in person. Led by Rabbi Elliott and Abi.

(ID: 814 6531 8254 Passcode: 785089)

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SATURDAY 20 APRIL

Shabbat Shiur: Shabbat HaGadol: The Great Shabbat (9:15)
The Shabbat before Pesach is called ‘Shabbat HaGadol,’ ‘The Great Shabbat.’  But just what is it that makes this Shabbat, in particular, so ‘great’? With Rabbi Colin.

(ID: 867 1920 5853 Passcode: 311220)

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Shabbat Morning Service  (10:30)
Led by Student Rabbi Eleanor and Justin Wise, accompanied by guitar. Including the Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Bell.

(ID: 811 7011 0652 Passcode: 785089)

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Gesher (11:00)
Our musical service providing a bridge between our youngest family services and the next stage in Alyth families’ prayer life

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SAVE THE DATES

Erev First Night Pesach (Monday 22 April 17:00-18:00)

First Day Pesach (Tuesday 23 April)
Choral Service (10:15)
Pesach Sensory (11:00)

Communal S’darim (Tuesday 23 April)
Family Seder Tea (16:00-17:30)
Join the Youth and Education Hub Team for a family seder, fun, games and activities. Click here to book.

Communal Second Night Seder (19:00-22:00) 
A special seder with song, spirit and all the warmth of Alyth.  Includes a three course fish or vegetarian meal (Adults: £30, Children: £16). Book by clicking here. For further information, or to book over the phone,  please contact Deborah on 020 8457 8794.

Erev Seventh Day Study and Service (Sunday 28 April, 19:00-21:00)

Seventh Day Pesach Service (Monday 29 April, 10:15)

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Imperial War Museum Outing (Sunday 21 April, 10:00) 
In advance of Yom HaShoah, a visit to the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. This will be an opportunity to learn about the history of the Shoah accompanied by some of our members with Holocaust stories.
This trip is primarily for members of the Essentials class but is open to all members of the community.  To register click here

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Yom Hashoah Commemoration Concert and Memorial Service (Sunday 5 May, 18:30) 
Please join us for a very special evening as the Alyth Choral Society, conducted by Alison Smart Fisher, together with a Children’s Choir from Alyth and St Mary-at-Finchley Parish Church, perform “Annelies” by James Whitbourn. First commissioned by the Jewish Music Institute it is the story of Anne Frank. The performance will take us through a very moving vocal and visual journey. After the concert which starts at 18:30, there will be a short evening and memorial service at 20:15 in memory of all those who died during the Shoah. Spaces are limited and we advise you to book in as soon as possible by clicking here

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Composer-in-Residence: Cantor Natalie Young (10-12 May 2024)

We are delighted to welcome Cantor Natali Young for an extended weekend of learning and singing together. Cantor Natalie is an internationally renowned composer and spiritual leader.  The weekend will include: a special Sing With Us preceding the Erev Shabbat Service to learn new melodies to our traditional liturgy; a special Erev Shabbat service with songs and melodies that we already know, interwoven with Cantor Natalie’s own compositions; a special Shabbat morning service, as we celebrate our choral musical tradition; and a Saturday afternoon concert, which will lead into our special Yom Hazikaron memorial event, for which Cantor Natalie will contribute to the music.
This event is the third in a series of Alyth Composers and Songwriters in Residence, a programme made possible in memory of Raymond and Joy Goldman

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Yom Hazikaron (Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May 2024)
This year Yom Hazikaron (the day on which we remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism) will be particularly poignant and challenging for many in our community. At Alyth we want to ensure that as many of our members are able to participate in this act of communal remembrance in as many ways as possible. Therefore we will begin our commemoration early on Saturday 11 May at 19:00 with a special ritual that will incorporate music from Cantor Natalie Young, testimony from a survivor of the 7 October attacks, and the completion of a unique artwork that is being constructed by everyone in the community.
Rabbi Golan will then be leading a more traditional ma’ariv and memorial service as Yom Hazikaron comes in on Sunday 12 May at 19:30.
Please join us for this very important and timely weekend of remembrance and contemplation.

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