Synagogue Visit

Sapphire Class took a trip to Birmingham on Monday 15th January to visit Singer’s Hill Synagogue. We went to find out more about the Jewish faith, traditions and customs. We caught the bus and the tram to get to the synagogue and were met there by Geoffrey, who showed us around. We had a brilliant time and all learned such a lot- the synagogue was beautiful! We learned how the men and women had to pray in separate areas of the synagogue and we saw the Torah hidden in a special cupboard(which costs £75,000 and is written on parchment by hand!). We also learned about Jewish ceremonies such as wedding and Bar Mitzvahs and how the synagogue had changed over the years. It was a great day and we learned a lot!