In the midst of so much change, our core Alyth commitments remain undiminished.

We continue to believe that relationships and gathering together are at the heart of our community life. This will require us to use new media and technology to ensure that as many of our members as possible can join together in our services and learning. We are putting a great effort into connecting people.

 

We will continue to work to build a Jewish life that is intellectually rich, grounded in Jewish tradition and inspiring for all. We know that we will need to find new and innovative ways to do this, and are committed to doing so.

Most of all, we promise that the foundation of mutual care on which our community is built will remain strong throughout the challenges ahead of us. We invite you to contribute to this in any way that you can.

There will be two community emails each week on Monday and Thursday. These will outline the learning and community provision on offer online with their Zoom links so that you are able to join the session.  As we are beginning to use this new technology for our services, study and other community activity, our Community Director, Adam Martin, has prepared these guidelines to help us to use Zoom in the best way for ourselves and for our fellow community members.

Please find the Zoom link below along with a link to any resources that you might need for the session.

FRIDAY 27 MARCH

Baby Den (10:30-11:00)
Chug-a-lug into Shabbat with Rabbi Hannah and Beth. Sing your favourite Baby Den songs, dance to a shabbat beat and wave to some familiar faces. For families with Young Children.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Pre-Shabbat Story Time Live
(17:15-17:45)

Those pre-school in age (and in heart) are invited to join Rabbi Hannah for a pre shabbat story to help bring in shabbat.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Ruach @ home
(17:15-18:20)

Ruach 1-3
Join Sophie & Mike on Zoom as we continue to explore what prayer means to us, both individually and as a community. Please have paper & pens ready and a comfy, quiet, space to take part in this coming Shabbat.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.
Ruach 4
We thank you for your patience as we adapt our Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme to the current circumstances. Abi will be in touch with you as we develop a clearer pathway to the upcoming ceremonies.

JMM on Friday
(17:15-18:00)

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation helps us to open our hearts and find peace through our spiritual heritage, especially in these challenging times. Join Maxine Levy for contemplation, breathing, movement and meditation. Suitable for all.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Erev Shabbat Service
(18:30-19:30)

Rabbi Josh is leading the Erev Shabbat service from the Beit Tefillah.  Please remember that this service is online only.  We have expanded our Zoom capacity to allow up to 1000 households to join the service.
The best way to access our service is by Zoom. Please see our weekly email for the link.

We invite you to have Shabbat candles and Kiddush ready in advance of the service so that we can join together in these moments from our homes.  We will light candles together at L’cha Dodi and make Kiddush at the end of the service.

Please click here to download the Shabbat Supplement for Friday night (this will be available from 17:00 Friday afternoon).

 

SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Shabbat Shiur
(9:15-10:00) 

What is this ‘Pikuach Nefesh’ they keep talking about?
The Preservation of Life in Jewish Tradition.
With Rabbi Josh.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.
Please click here to download the source sheet for this shiur (this will be available from 17:00 Friday afternoon).

Shabbat Morning Service
(10:30-12:30)

Rabbi Hannah is running the Shabbat morning service from the Beit Tefillah.  Please remember that this service is online only.  We have expanded our Zoom capacity to allow up to 1000 households to join the service.
The service will include the Bar Mitzvah of Alex Grant who will be reading Torah with the community for the first time from his home.
The best way to access our service is by Zoom. Please see our weekly email for the link. As Alex is reading Torah from home using Zoom, the regular Live Stream will not broadcast the Torah Service.
​​​​​​​Please click here to download a copy of the Torah portion (this will be available from 17:00 Friday afternoon).

 

SUNDAY 29 MARCH

Sunday Shacharit (9:00-10:00)
Our lay-led minyan with bagel breakfast (please provide your own bagels…) Led by our lay members from their homes.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Alyth Sunday Morning Reloaded (ASMR)
From this Sunday we are looking forward and excited to open up our programme to EVERYONE from Reception to Year 6!
Just as the prophet Elijah visits us on Seder night, we want to testify that all are welcome here 🙂. Join Mike & Sophie as we continue exploring all things Pesach!
Reception – Year 2 (10:00 – 11:00)
Year 3 – Year 6 (11:30 – 12:30)
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Biblical Hebrew (11:00-12:00)
A programme for those with high level hebrew reading ability. Please email Philip Brodie at mail@pmbrodie.co.uk if you would like to join this class so that you can be sent the materials in advance.
.Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

MONDAY 30 MARCH

Move it, Shake it, Sing it (10:30-11:00)
Shake off those social isolation blues as you join your favourite faces for some singing and dancing. For pre-school children.
Click here or go to https://zoom.us/j/662052605 to join.

Seder Song (15:00-15:45)
Join Katie to learn a variety of songs to sing around your Seder table.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

 

TUESDAY 31 MARCH

Pesach 4 Teens (17:00-18:00)
Everyone from Year 9 – 13, please join Mike & Sophie for a pre-Pesach social online. We’ll reconnect and catch up with everyone and look at how the themes of Exodus can be relevant to our peculiar lives today.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Hebrew Reading from Scratch (19:00-20:00)
Taught by Alyth member Jan Roseman, who has been one of the UK’s leading Synagogue-based Jewish educators for the last few decades. Take an hour a week in term time to learn to read Hebrew from scratch.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

E-ssentials (20:00-21:30)
Our programme for all those who want to ensure that their Judaism has firm foundations. This week: An introduction to Pesach.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.
Please click on the following links for the resources which will be used during this session: (available from Tuesday).

 

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL

Pesach Sing-along (10:30-11:00)
Join Tor to sing and dance with your family to get you in the Pesach spirit.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Pre-dinner concert with Katie and Tom (17:00-17:30)
Join Katie and Tom for a live concert streamed directly into your home. This varied programme will include repertoire from the operas, musicals and more.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Wednesday Ma’ariv (20:00-20:45)
Join us for a mid-week evening service led by lay members.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.​​​​​​​

 

THURSDAY 2 APRIL

Mellow Yoga (11:00-12:00)
Our special chair Yoga with Maxine
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

Pre-Pesach Pardes: Just who is the Wicked one? (13:00-14:00)
The Haggadah is full of ‘fours’: the Four Cups (or is it five?), the Four Questions (though at many sedarim there’s often a fifth one….) and the ‘Four Sons.’  Are they always and only “sons”? Are they always and only “children”? Who, in particular, is the Wicked one? How have they been shown in Haggadah illustrations over the centuries? Come on a visual journey and look at some of those pictures. They are a delight! Please email colin@alyth.org.uk so he can send you the pictures we will be looking at.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.
Please click here to download the source sheet for this session. (available from Thursday)

The Great Matzah Bake Off (15:00-15:30)
Set your timer for 18 Minutes as we attempt to make Matzah together.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

 

FRIDAY 3 APRIL

Pre-Pesach Storytime Live (17:15-17:45)
Those pre-school in age (and in heart) are invited to join Rabbi Hannah for a pre shabbat story to help get us in the mood for Pesach.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link..

Pre-Shabbat Shiur (17:15-18:15)
Join Student Rabbi Dr Tali Artman to look at Moses’ Hutspa and Jewish pride, to get us in the mood for Pesach.
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

 

SUNDAY 5 APRIL
ASMR Pre Pesach Special
Join Mike & Sophie as we explore all things Pesach! For all the family.
Reception – Year 2 (10:00 – 11:00)
Year 3 – Year 6 (11:30 – 12:30)
Please see our weekly email for the Zoom link.

 

EREV PESACH SERVICE
Wednesday 8 April, 16:00-16:45
Join the Alyth community online for the opportunity to welcome in Pesach with an early Ma’ariv service.

Virtual Hosting of First Night Seder (Wednesday 8 April)
Are you able to “lay a place” and host someone remotely at your online Seder?  All you need is a tablet or laptop, and the willingness to invite someone virtually to your table.  Please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk so that we can match you with someone who would like to e-ttend.
If you would like to join someone’s online first night Seder please contact saskia@alyth.org.uk.

FIRST DAY PESACH SERVICES
Thursday 9 April

Join us online for a choice of services.

EREV SECOND DAY
Young Families Seder (16:00-17:30)
A spoonful of charoset makes the bitter herbs go down! Join Rabbi Hannah for a Disney Seder Spectacular suitable for all the family.

Communal Seder (19:00-21:00)
As we are all trapped in the metaphorical slavery of lockdown, join Rabbi Hannah and Katie to sing and pray with our community, as we virtually escape the confines of our home. We will work through a traditional seder together, before having a chance to break for different options. Either eat with your fellow community, or join our study or reflection spaces.