Our community has two priorities at this time:
- Supporting our members – practically and emotionally, and
- Providing (virtual) “space” to come together as a community – to pray, to support each other, for education or “just” to be together
We are inspired but not surprised how our volunteers, Rabbis and staff have risen to the challenge, and are continuing to develop teams of volunteers and staff who are keeping in contact with all our members – weekly where appropriate. We have volunteers who have come forward to shop and run errands for members who are self-isolating. Our Rabbis, care co-ordinators and trained volunteers are supporting the unfortunately unprecedented numbers of individuals and families who are ill, hospitalised or bereaved. Please do contact us if you need our help or just feel you need to talk to someone.
Mosaic now has over a dozen opportunities each week for the community to come together online through our Zoom and streamed services and other activities – ritual services, pre-Shabbat catch up, guest speakers and more. We are continuing to add activities and opportunities to come together as a community so please do check the weekly emails (you don’t need to be a member to get our e-weekly – you can subscribe here) and / or look at the What’s on and Covid-19 page. If you have any ideas or suggestions for things we could be doing then please contact us.
We are aware that the current situation is difficult – especially for people who cannot use “tech” to connect with others using video calling, or for practical things like online grocery shopping. The Mosaic tech team has responded to this by providing very simple to use tablets and mifi routers – all suitable for people who’ve never used a computer before. You can find out more about that here
We recognise and are realistic about the scale of the challenge we face, but at the same time are being relentlessly positive in seeking ways to make the best of this situation. We are grateful for the support we are receiving from across the Liberal, Masorti and Reform movements and also from Harrow Bereavement Care and other organisations.
Many people are affected financially by the current situation. If you would like to talk to us about that in confidence then please contact us. However if you are able to support out work at this time then please
Mosaic is a new kind of Jewish Community – we are a diverse, dynamic and pluralist Jewish community that enhances and sustains Jewish life through:
- A range of quality cultural, educational and social activities and programmes.
- Our role in the world beyond our Community – contributing to the repair of the world (tikkun olam / social action)
- A diversity of ritual prayer choices that our three Mosaic synagogues offer across LIBERAL, MASORTI and REFORM, and by constantly seeking new approaches within and beyond our current ritual
- Supporting Jews in need, both within our Community and beyond
Mosaic is based in the borough of Harrow and serves the Jewish Community from Bushey to Brent, Hertsmere to Harrow, and beyond. To find out more about us please explore our website through the tabs above. You can find more information about Mosaic here, or get in touch
Mosaic brings together our three constituent synagogues – Mosaic liberal (formerly Harrow and Wembley Progressive), Hatch End Masorti, and Mosaic reform (formerly Middlesex New) – into one community and organisation that both incorporates and enhances the three constituent Synagogues. Most of what we do is provided across Mosaic, and we both celebrate and respect our differing approaches to religious practises offered by our Synagogues