SAMS - A Home for Jewish Herts.



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.

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“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.

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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.

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SAMS Re-opening Update

The operational team has been working hard to help us return to services in shul. We are following the government guidelines and the building is prepared for both health and safety and social distancing requirements. We have also carried out risk assessments 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.  This work will continue and adapt according to guidelines. We 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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Shofar blown from top of 11th century St Albans Cathedral for Rosh Hashanah 

Secret Shulgoer Visits SAMS

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Members Memories

See our members recall fond memories as part of our community over the years.

Thursday Thoughts from Rabbi Adam
12 March 202012th March 2020
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Upcoming Events

Friday Evening Services
Shabbat Morning Services
Book Club
Bridge Club
Trustee Meeting
Countryside Walks
SAMS Sunflowers
Conversion Course
Cheder Class
Tots, Children’s and Noam Shabbat

SAMS is an active member of the Eco-Synagogue project.

Offset some of your carbon emissions now by planting trees

through JTree, SAMS & Project Ala

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