Year 5 visit the Jewish Museum in London

Year 5 enjoyed a trip to the Jewish Museum, London, on Friday 18th March. They were met with a workshop on Jewish objects and an opportunity to hold items such as different Torah scrolls, rimonin, a mezuzah, kippahs and tallits and Tanakhs. This led into a study on how Jews celebrate Passover with the Seder Plate. The boys loved eating the parsley in salt water (with some grimaces) and matzot bread, and drinking some shots of grape juice!

In the afternoon the boys listened to a Jewish survivor from Germany, who escaped on the kindertransport when he was eight years old. He recounted his memories of Kristallnacht – the night of the broken glass when Jewish shops, businesses and synagogues were smashed and burned – and waving his father goodbye for the last time at the train. He showed us a photo of his father at Dachau Concentration Camp before he was released, though his father still died in the war. It was a riveting and stilling time, much appreciated by all.

AJP

Year 5 enjoyed a trip to the Jewish Museum, London, on Friday 18th March. They were met with a workshop on Jewish objects and an opportunity to hold items such as different Torah scrolls, rimonin, a mezuzah, kippahs and tallits and Tanakhs. This led into a study on how Jews celebrate Passover with the Seder Plate. The boys loved eating the parsley in salt water (with some grimaces) and matzot bread, and drinking some shots of grape juice!

In the afternoon the boys listened to a Jewish survivor from Germany, who escaped on the kindertransport when he was eight years old. He recounted his memories of Kristallnacht – the night of the broken glass when Jewish shops, businesses and synagogues were smashed and burned – and waving his father goodbye for the last time at the train. He showed us a photo of his father at Dachau Concentration Camp before he was released, though his father still died in the war. It was a riveting and stilling time, much appreciated by all.

AJP