Understanding Judaism

Our RE students have benefitted from two fabulous events that have greatly enhanced their understanding of Judaism.

The first of these was a visit from Bernadette Clarke who is a member of the Orthodox Manchester Jewish community and featured in the ‘Strictly Kosher’ TV series about Manchester’s Jewish community. Bernadette spoke of her role as a Jewish Women and went into detail about festivals, rites of passage and other pertinent topics. This was a unique insight into the faith.

The second event was trip to the Synagogue in Whitefield where students looked at features of the synagogue including Ark, Torah scrolls, Ner Tamid, Menorah, then looked at Mikveh.  The guide Mandy also talked about festivals and showed some artifacts relating to Pesach.  She commented how impressed she was with the knowledge that the students already had.  Lots of students asked questions to further their own inquisitive minds. 

These experiences left a great impression on the students. The students listened intently.