The High Holy Days are a time when we commit to give financial support to those in the community who are in need, as well as to meaningful causes in the world around us. Giving Tzedakah is central to our Jewish values and the Yamim Noraim offer each of us the opportunity to give what we can, and to make a difference.

In keeping with our values of caring for one another and for the world around us, we regularly review the process and structure of our High Holy Days Appeal. We once again ask for your support for those activities that are central to what we do, but that are not funded through subscription income. The funds that will be supported are:

  • The Rabbis’ Jewish Participation Fund
  • The Community Care Fund
  • The Social Justice Development Fund
  • The Alyth Charities Fund

Please see below for details of the funds that are supported by the generosity of our community.

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Thank you for your donation to this important appeal.  Your support is vital.

 

The Rabbis’ Jewish Participation Fund

The Rabbis’ Jewish Participation Fund enables all of our members to  participate in Jewish activities that are organised by Alyth and other external organisations. This fund ensures that every member is able to take part in the range of programmes, trips and schemes that Alyth offers, without finances being a barrier to participation.
The fund ensures that every child who wishes to attend summer schemes or go on Israel Tour, is supported to be able to do so. It also enables members to attend Jewish communal events and programmes such as Limmud, the WUPJ and EUPJ Biennials and other international conferences and learning experiences.
The Rabbis’ Jewish Participation Fund also provides emergency support for members who may need financial assistance at a difficult time.
To access support from the fund, please speak to one of our Rabbis.

The Community Care Fund

The Community Care Fund (formerly  the Welfare Fund) supports the breadth of welfare activities that are run throughout the year. The fund enables us to create opportunities for our members to come to services on Shabbat and to join in the regular learning and social activities, and to meet friends at our Shabbat B’yachad dinners and Bayit Cham lunches.
The Community Care Fund enables us to run support groups for the bereaved and to put resources into providing support when mental health issues affect the lives of our members.
Through the funding that comes in annually from the High Holy Days Appeal we are able to support members who are facing physical and emotional crises by enabling them to access emergency healthcare, by providing food and necessities, and by doing all that we can to help.

Social Justice Development Fund
The Social Justice Development Fund was established to enable us to support ongoing social justice projects and to develop new ways of expressing our values in the world. The funds donated to date have provided support for the Alyth Drop-In for Recent Refugees and the Together In Barnet Winter Shelter that runs over the colder months supporting the homeless.
The Social Justice Development Fund helps to support Alyth’s involvement in Eco-Synagogues, a cross communal initiative set up to help synagogues meet their environmental and sustainability responsibilities.  It also funds Alyth’s interfaith activities, including our annual Iftar for our Muslim neighbours during the month of Ramadan.
The Social Justice Development Fund has also supported our Monday Club, a weekly social opportunity for adults with learning disabilities, and will enable it to re-open in September.

Alyth Charities Fund

The Alyth Charities Fund was set up to provide support for a range of external charities and causes by giving small grants to discrete projects. The fund supports projects in the UK, Israel and the wider world. It also allows us to respond promptly to emergency appeals.
The creation of this fund and the financial support provided by it enables us to live our values and to work together with like-minded organisations who are committed to creating a better world.
Applications are welcome from external charities and also from Alyth members on behalf of charities that they work with. Applicants need to comply with a clear set of criteria. There is an efficient and transparent process for approval of applications and distribution of the funds.
Application forms can be found at www.alyth.org.uk/alythcharitiesfund.