By Jonathan Boyd, August 27, 2009
Recently, i received an invitation — via Facebook — to join “Grassroots Jews”, an initiative by a group of knowledge able, engaged thirtysomething Jews to put on High Holyday services in north-west London. Not within an existing synagogue, not even in partnership with one, but entirely independently. They are flying in an exceptional cantor/teacher from Israel and are going it alone.
They are raising funds by charging £45 (less where that is prohibitive), and are offering two services — traditional and alternative.