Find peace, quiet, contemplation and meditation in our Alyth Meditation Room.
If you would like to use the room at any other point in the week please contact Saskia on 020 8457 8784
High Holy Day Period
JMM @ Alyth Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 September
Wednesday 8-9pm with Mika Hadar-Borthwick
Thursday 8-9pm with Maxine Levy
Friday 5.15-6.15pm with Rabbi Mark Goldsmith & Mika Hadar-Borthwick
JMM at Alyth Saturday 15 September
10.30am – 12.15pm – join Rabbi Mark and Maxine Levy for a service combining traditional prayers and an interactive Torah reading with meditations to help us make the transitions and changes we aim for during the High Holy Days.
JMM Yom Kippur at the Sternberg Centre: Wednesday 19 September
Tefillah & Spirituality Track for those who need something deeper for the soul.
- 2-3pm Imrei Finu Avodah
Room of Prayer – Manor House 1st Floor – led by Rabbi Josh Levy, Imrei Finu is a guitar-led service with singing to new and familiar melodies and plenty of silence. In this special service, we will echo the path taken by the High Priest during the Avodah service in our own song and reflection.
- 3:15-4.15pm Hitboddedut
Room of Prayer – Manor House 1st Floor – led by Rabbi Mark Goldsmith.
Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav wrote that we should “set aside time each day to meditate and pray alone in a room or a meadow to express our innermost thoughts and feelings and personal prayers to God”. His followers called this practice Hitboddedut. Join Rabbi Mark to experience this practice, including a period of silence, concentrating on the struggles in our lives and finding the peace and personal space to begin to overcome them.
- 4:30-5.30pm Minchah Meditation
Room of Prayer – Manor House 1st Floor – led by Maxine Levy and Mika Hadar-Borthwick. Allow stillness to infuse your inner Yom Kippur journey through Jewish Mindfulness Meditation. Jonah the prophet journeyed down from Jaffa, to the ship, to the whale then back up into the world in the Haftarah that we read at Minchah. Mika and Maxine will guide you down into yourself and back to the possibilities of the coming year in this relaxing and restful hour of mediation.
- 6:45 Neilah for the Soul
Room of Prayer – Manor House 1st Floor – join Rabbi Mark and Mika Hadar-Borthwick for an opportunity to experience the closing of the gates of repentance in a quiet space, with prayer, poetry and kabbalistic mystical text interspersed with silence and vocal vowel meditation, enabling us to take the closing hour into our souls. We will return to the main service in time for the final ‘avenu malkenu’ and blow of the shofar to end Yom Kippur.
No need to book – just drop in – but see note below
** For Sternberg Centre **
– entry is only possible if you have purchased a ‘High Holy Day Ticket’ from the Alyth synagogue office.
JMM on Shabbat – the third Saturday morning of each month through the year
‘Opening into Shabbat with Movement, Contemplation & Teaching’
Drop in/no charge
Time: 9.15 – 10.15am
2018 dates: 20th October, 17th November and 15th December
Location: Alyth Gardens Synagogue, Alyth Gardens, London NW11 7EN
Please e-mail us at JMM@Alyth.org.uk if you have any queries and/or wish to join the e-mailing list.