Yesterday Class 3 visited the Exeter Hebrew Congregation Synagogue. We were warmly welcomed by Stuart and the girls and boys were separated as is Jewish tradition. Then the boys were given koppels to wear as a sign of respect.
The children were shown different aspects of the synagogue and a brief history was shared. Also a number of artefacts were shared and Stuart explained the history and traditions behind each. George managed to produce a sound from the shofar which was very impressive!
Before the question section the children participated in a mock Jewish wedding. It was explained that the groom marries his bride before she arrives and the bride stays silent throughout the service!
After the children ate lunch at Cathedral Green followed by a walk to RAMP.
Whilst at RAMM the children split into groups and had the opportunity to explore a range of the exhibits.