Our prophets teach us about the power of pursuing justice. According to their teachings we are commanded to work together as a holy community towards eradicating the social ills of our world. At Alyth we are exploring what it means to be a community that works together on the issues of power and justice, and achieving social and economic change. We are striving to be a “just community”.
Interfaith work has always been important at Alyth and every opportunity to engage with people from other faiths has been explored and acted upon in the many relationships and joint activities that we have held with a so many different communities.
The community has a special relationship with St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Golders Green, with whom we run an occasional series of discussions looking at the Jewish and Catholic perspectives on a variety of issues, including confession, the covenant and the afterlife.
On the last Sunday of each month the synagogue runs a social afternoon for refugees. This is a chance for people to make friends, practise their English and enjoy a healthy lunch. The warm and welcoming atmosphere encourages people to socialise with others and alleviates loneliness. The community visits a museum or place of interest in London. The outings are a chance for refugees to learn more about British culture. They also offer the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, make new friendships and gain confidence to access places independently.