To all our members and friends, we just want to let you know that whilst facing the challenges that lay ahead over the coming months, we are stronger by being a community. As such, we will be staying in touch (so keep checking our website).
As a first step, we are publishing a list of weblinks to organisations that are there to help, as well as a few suggestions for entertainment and education. But please note that being listed does not imply that an organisation is recommended or endorsed by Belsize Square.
If, as a member of Belsize Square Synagogue, you are using a service that could be useful to others or you would like to volunteer to provide a useful service, even from the end of a phone or via the internet to our community please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The synagogue might be closed but the Ministers, Officers and Staff are there for you as we know you are for your community.
If you live in London, most local councils are providing advice and information through their websites:
Brent – www.brent.gov.uk/coronavirus
Hackney – https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus
Westminster – www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus
Age Concern – www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/
Carers Trust – carers.org/guidance-coronavirus
RSPCA – www.rspca.org.uk/coronavirus
Mutual Aid – https://covidmutualaid.org/ – local groups offering support in your area.
Paperweight – www.paperweight.org.uk – offering support on advice on welfare and benefits.
Kosher Food Deliveries – www.paperweight.org.uk/covid-19/kosher-food-delivery/
Daniel’s Bakery – www.danielsbakery.co.uk/
Zoom Advice – click here for advice on how to use Zoom – provided by our member Anthony Hellman
Coffee & Computers – www.coffeecomputers.org – helping newcomers use computers, ta blets and smartphones
Entertainment & Adult Education
JW3 – an extensive collection of past lectures and events online as well as children’s programmes – https://jewishonline.jw3.org.uk/
Metropolitan Opera – streaming a different production every day of the week free – metopera.org
Amazon Audible – stories.audible.com/start-listen
Google Arts & Culture – using its Street View platform to give you online access to hundreds of museums and galleries around the world – artsandculture.google.com
Open Culture – free movies, books & courses – www.openculture.com
Israeli Movie Night – www.seret-international.org
UK Jewish Film – https://ukjewishfilm.org/ondemand/
Hampstead Theatre – free to watch plays – www.hampsteadtheatre.com/
National Theatre – new productions each Thursday – ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
Berlin Philharmoniker – a wonderful list of past concerts on their digital platform for free – www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home
English National Ballet – daily dance classes to help you keep fit – www.ballet.org.uk
Royal Opera House – the Royal Opera is offering free online streaming of past opera and ballet performances and much more – www.roh.org.uk
Europeana – opens the door to museums,art galleries,libraries and theatres – www.europeana.eu/en
Opera Vision – Opera streaming from all over – https://operavision.eu/en
London Symphony Orchestra – Each Sunday and Thursday the LSO will be streaming archive concerts on Youtube – https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/2019-20-season/alwaysplaying.html
Royal Albert Hall – free concerts from the Royal Albert Hall – www.royalalberthall.com/
Museum Tours – Virtual tours of 1200 museums around the world – https://artsandculture.google.com/
Classic FM – links to all classical music and opera being streamed from all over the world – www.classicfm.com/music-news/coronavirus/
Leo Baeck College – https://lbc.ac.uk/leo-baeck-college-online/
National Geographic for Kids – www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Jewish Interactive – www.jewishinteractive.org/kids-learning-at-home/
B’nei Brith Youth Organisation – azabbg.bbyo.org/on-demand/home
P.E. with Joe – new lessons every weekday morning – www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ