Yom Shabbat, 17 Tammuz 5779
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Northwood & Pinner goes online

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) is now broadcasting its Friday and Saturday Shabbat services on the internet.

The new initiative allows anyone, who can’t get to a service, to watch and listen from wherever they are in the world – providing they have an internet connection.

Access to the streamed services are available through any internet-enabled device - including computers, smartphones, tablets and televisions – from www.npls.org.uk/streaming.htm

NPLS is the second Liberal community to stream Shabbat services, following on from the success of a similar programme run by The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS). Liberal Judaism’s recent Day of Celebration, held at the LJS, was also broadcast live on the internet.

Richard Conradi, leader of the small NPLS ‘streaming group' which set up the scheme, said: "This new facility has been enthusiastically received by many including the elderly, who are helped to view the services by the synagogue’s care group; by those in hospital or convalescent at home; by those who live too far away; by relatives of families celebrating special occasions; and finally by members on holiday."

He added: "The streaming of services commenced at the beginning of July and, after just a few weeks, has attracted an audience of some 10 - 15 people per service from all over the world. It has also been viewed by some who are considering joining the synagogue."