Year 4 2018/19

Autumn Term

Just before half term Year 4 had a highly informative and interesting visit to the Sheffield Jewish Centre and Synagogue.

Our guide told us about the history of the synagogue and how important the building was to the Orthodox Jewish Community in Sheffield. She also explained the different parts of the building and the importance of the religious artefacts such as the Torah scrolls and the Ark of the Covenant.

She translated some of the Hebrew writing from the Holy Books. We were also very impressed with the metal installation which showed on map of the world where Sheffield's Jewish community originally came from. Many came to the UK to escape persecution in the countries of their birth and were given asylum here in Sheffield.

We cannot express our thanks enough to all those who made this trip possible.