As part of our commitment to continuing joyful and inspiring Jewish life during this crisis, we are running as full a programme as possible. If you are registered for our emails, you will receive two community emails each week which will normally come on a Monday and Thursday.

Our preferred platform for learning and community provision is Zoom.  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 clicking here or going to www.youtube.com/c/AlythRS.

 

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TUESDAY 30 JUNE

LEARN WITH US
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.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 909 882 685, Password: 686711)

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LEARN WITH US
E-ssentials (20:00-21:00)

Our programme for all those who want to ensure that their Judaism has firm foundations. All are welcome.
For this term, we have redesigned the curriculum and sessions so that they are more manageable over Zoom, and will run for no more than one hour.
Click here for the full schedule for June and July.
This week: Marriage with Cantor Tamara.
Please Click here for the resources which will be used during this session (available from Tuesday morning).

Click here to join (Meeting ID: 668 234 069, Password: 419681)

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BE WITH US
Alyth Choral Society (20:00-22:00)

Click here to join (Meeting ID: 976 4873 3959 Password: 113568).
For Choral Society Members only.

 

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

BE WITH US
News, Views & Schmooze (11:00-12:00)

Join us for an hour of schmooze to discuss what is going on in the world around us.  Led by volunteers from the Soup and Schmooze group.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 810 6650 1155, Password: 847786)

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BE WITH US
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.
For all the community.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 108 960 491, Password: 961337)

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PRAY WITH US
Wednesday Ma’ariv (20:00-20:45)

Join us for a mid-week evening service led by lay members.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 566 852 225, Password: 763158).

 

 

THURSDAY 2 JULY

BE WITH US
Mellow Chair Yoga (11:00-12:00)

Our special Chair Yoga and Meditation with Maxine is open to all ages wishing to enhance overall mental and physical wellbeing!  It includes movement, breathing, stretching, standing, twisting, balancing and more. Great for releasing tensions and increasing, stamina, strength and immunity. Less active participants can do all the movements sitting in a chair. Please click here to sign up and to pay online.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 616 879 143, Password: 797658)

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LEARN WITH US 
Pardes: My favourite… biblical character (13:00-14:00)

A new twist on our weekly text-based study session. Over the course of each month, the Alyth clergy will each teach a passage or subject that is especially important or meaningful for them.
In July we will be looking at our favourite biblical characters, starting this week with Rabbi Hannah.
Click here for the source sheets being used in the session (available from Thursday morning)
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 123 761 361, Password: 019498)

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YOUTH AND EDUCATION
Communic8&9 Finale (17:00-18:00)
Join Sophie and Mike for our final session together before summer fun begins! Remember to invite your friends and watch this space for what’s to come 🙂
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 931 0825 3242, Password: 411477)

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LEARN WITH US
Alyth Online Lectures (Thursday 2 July, 19:00-20:00)

An eclectic series of lectures on a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish topics.
The lectures have two things in common:  the speakers are all members of Alyth and leading experts in their field. Some of our previous lectures have been recorded and can be viewed by clicking here.

This week:  ‘The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral: a fragile symbol of endurance’ with Dr Gordon Higgott.

‘Architecture,’ wrote Sir Christopher Wren, ‘aims at eternity.’ It ‘has its political use’ and ‘makes people love their native country’. Wren’s crowning achievement was the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, completed in 1710. This remarkable structure survived enemy bombardment in World War II and came to symbolise Britain’s endurance at its gravest moment of national crisis. The dome retains its hold on our collective imagination, not just for its serene profile but for what it embodies of our shared history and values. In this lecture Gordon Higgott will explain how Wren developed his design for the cathedral in several stages, using a system of construction that allowed him to modify his scheme as work progressed.

Dr Gordon Higgott is an independent architectural historian who specialises in architectural drawings and design practice in early modern England. From 1989 to 2010 he was a historic buildings inspector and senior researcher at English Heritage in London, where he advised on alterations to listed buildings and historic churches, including the reconstruction of St Ethelburga’s Church in Bishopsgate after a terrorist bomb attack in 1993. An authority on the history of St Paul’s Cathedral, he has catalogued the designs by Wren and his office for St Paul’s at London Metropolitan Archives, and a similar collection by Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor at Westminster Abbey.

Click here  to join (Meeting ID: 892 0744 7130, Password: 785089).

 

FRIDAY 3 JULY

FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
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.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 142 813 452, Password: 346202)

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YOUTH AND EDUCATION: RUACH
Ruach @ Home Finale (17:15-18:20)
For everyone in Ruach 1-4, please join Mike, Abi & Sophie for a special end of year celebratory session where we consider “endings” and what’s Jewish about saying goodbye. This session will take place 17:15-18:20 and will be followed by a special Erev Shabbat service with the community.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 903 736 979, Password: 742355)

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FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
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.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 423 529 768, Password: 785089)

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BE WITH US
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation (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 for contemplation, breathing, movement and meditation. Suitable for all.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 977 611 369 Password: 035091)

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PRAY WITH US
Erev Shabbat Service (18:30-19:30)

Join Rabbi Josh and Cantor Tamara as they lead the Erev Shabbat service from the Beit Tefillah.  Please remember that this service is online only.
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 and the Community News and Yahrzeit list (these will be available from 17:00 Friday afternoon).
Please click here to view the Reform Judaism siddur online.

Click here to join by Zoom (Meeting ID: 873 6424 0879, Password: 785089)

If you do not wish to use Zoom, then the “Zoom screen” can also be seen via our YouTube channel.  This can be accessed by clicking here (www.alyth.org.uk/youtubelive) or going to www.youtube.com/c/AlythRS.

SATURDAY 4 JULY

LEARN WITH US
Shabbat Morning Shiur: Mah Tovu – When Our “Tents” Become Screens” (9:15-10:15)
An exploration of how this week’s Parasha relates to our current moment. With Cantor Tamara.
Click here to join by Zoom (Meeting ID: 240 937 705, Password: 602287)

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PRAY WITH US
Shabbat Morning Service (10:30)

Rabbi Josh is running the Shabbat morning service from the Beit Tefillah.
The service will include the Bar Mitzvah of Oscar Philips who will be reading Torah with the community for the first time from his home.
Please remember that this service is online only.
Please click here to download a copy of the Torah portion and the Community News and Yahrzeit list (these will be available from 17:00 Friday afternoon).
Please click here to view the Reform Judaism siddur online.

Click here to join by Zoom (Meeting ID: 880 2350 8796, Password: 785089).

If you do not wish to use Zoom, then the “Zoom screen” can also be seen via our YouTube channel.  This can be accessed by clicking here (www.alyth.org.uk/youtubelive) or going to www.youtube.com/c/AlythRS

PRAY WITH US FOR YOUNG FAMILIES
Sensory Shabbat (11:00-12:00)
Our Shabbat experience designed to stimulate your babies’ senses in the first years of their life. Join Rabbi Hannah from your homes. Suitable for babies from birth to 2 years.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 923 1184 7370, Password: 148273).

 

 

SUNDAY 5 JULY

PRAY WITH US
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.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 864 4782 5935, Password: 785089)

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YOUTH AND EDUCATION
A.S.M.R End of Year – Alyth Sunday Morning ⟳Reloaded⟳ (10:00-11:00)

Join Mike & Sophie for our end of year closing session, where we will bring everyone in Rec-Yr6 back together to celebrate all we have learnt and enjoyed together.
Enrolment for SMG will be available over the summer. 
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 830 747 818 Password: 301658)

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LEARN WITH US
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 link and materials in advance

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BE WITH US
Singing for Pleasure (15:00-16:00)

Join Viv and sing songs from the shows, Israeli folksongs, songs from the 60s and much, much more.  No need to audition, read music or feel intimidated. Please email vivienne.bellos@btinternet.com in advance for the song list and lyrics.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 731 393 138, Password: 197916).

 

 

MONDAY 6 JULY

BE WITH US
Desert Island Discs (14:00-14:45)
Hosted by Abi Symons.  Every other week, a member of the Alyth team or community will share pieces of music that have helped, inspired, or changed us.
This week: Rabbi Hannah
20 July – Mike Mendoza
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 863 2988 8743, Password: 138638)

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BE WITH US
Craft, Chat and Cuppa! (15:00-16:00)

This ‘club’ is for anyone who would like to try any sort of hand craft. Join Brenda Freedman for anything from everyday sewing, tapestry, quilt making, knitting, and anything else you can think of!
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 588 095 846, Password: 468060)

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Alyth@Home Book Club (18:30-19:30)
This month’s book is “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner”.
Meir Shalev is an Israeli writer and journalist who was born on Nahalal, the first moshav, established in Mandate days. This is a tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal. Tonia, the grandmother of the title, arrives in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lives in a constant state of battle with what she views as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt.
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 816 0975 2765, Password: 785089).