SAMS is a lively, warm and welcoming Jewish community within the Masorti movement, offering a centre for Jewish life in St Albans and the surrounding area.
“Masorti” in Hebrew means “traditional” we follow traditional customs & events. But we believe in egalitarian principles & we are open minded and accepting of members from all walks of life.
SAMS began as a small community of 3 families in 1990. Since then we have grown to nearly 400 members, with our very own Synagogue opened in 2012.
The operational team has been working hard to assess the return to regular Shabbat services in shul. We are following the government guidelines and are preparing the building for both health and safety and social distancing requirements. We are also devising a risk assessment policy to assist the trustee board in judging the relative virtues of continuing our current educational programme and services on Zoom, of moving to a blended provision including some limited return to services in shul, and of a full return to the building. Although this work will continue for a little while longer, we will provide regular updates to members going forward and would welcome any questions from the community to help us re-open our doors in a way that suits as many SAMS members as possible.
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Friday Evening Services
Shabbat Morning Services
Tots, Children’s and Noam Shabbat