Form 2 had an informative visit to a Synagogue in Leeds on Monday 20th January. It was a great insight for their RS topic of Judaism. The synagogue’s role in the lives of Jewish people was explained, along with the origins of Judaism, traditions and festivals. The children were awed by the opening of the Ark of the Covenant to reveal the Torah scrolls.
Did you know?
That Jewish people have 613 rules (Mitzvot) and to remind them of these laws is a shawl called a Tallit with 613 tassels.
The Jewish Sabbath starts at sunset on Friday and finishes at sunset on Saturday. This religious day is like a Christian’s Sunday.
Sam Earley looked the part with his Kippah skullcap and Hannah Barker had the Yad to use when looking at the Torah scrolls.