Covid-19 Updates

This page will be showing news and updates for the Synagogue due to the Corona Virus (Covid-19). Please keep checking this page for news and events, as well as our weekly email.

If you don’t yet receive our weekly emails and would like to then click here (you don’t need to be a member to receive our emails)

We are connecting each Shabbat and through the week on Zoom:

  • Our weekly and one-off activities are on our what’s on page
  • Our shabbat services are online:

We also have further information and links to resources that you may find useful HERE

 

Our community has two priorities at this time:

  1. Supporting our members – practically and emotionally, and
  2. 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. 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

Please contact any of us if you would like to discuss this or anything else:

Jeff Highfield and Mark Phillips, Mosaic Jewish Community co-chairs (contact us)
Rabbi Rachel Benjamin (contact)
Daniel Brown, Mosaic Liberal Synagogue chair (contact)
Rabbi Natasha Mann, Mosaic Masorti Synagogue (contact)
Gill Ross and Edwin Lucas, Mosaic Masorti Synagogue co-chairs (contact us)
Rabbi Kathleen Middleton, Mosaic Reform Synagogue (contact)
Lawrence Chadwick, Mosaic Reform Synagogue chair (contact)