Our Trip to the Synagogue

In RE we have been learning about special books. We started the topic by thinking about books that are special to us. Now we are learning about books that are special to some religions. We are learning about the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an.

On Tuesday we visited Bushey United Synagogue. We learnt that a  synagogue is a space for worship and prayer for Jewish people. We learnt all about the Torah and how special it is to Jewish people.

We were very lucky to see the beautiful Ark where the Torahs are kept safely. We learnt that the Torah is held with wooden handles to stop anyone from touching the paper.

We also discussed what Jewish people eat, wear and how to write in Hebrew. Pam and her team were very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot of facts. We loved our trip so much!
How you can help at home:
– Create a fact file about the three special books we are learning about.
– Design your own special book which is important to you.