Last week, twenty Year 11 and Year 12 students from Studies of Religion visited the Emanuel Synagogue and Jewish Museum to learn more about Judaism.
At the Synagogue, they were able to look at an old Torah scroll worth around $80,000, handwritten in Aramaic with ink on parchment. They heard about Synagogue services and all the symbols of Judaism from Rabbi Sam.
At the Jewish Museum, Year 12 toured the holocaust section and were affected by the terrible war crimes against European Jews. Their question was “Why didn’t the world do something to stop it?” Year 11 were taken through the religious section and learnt about Shabbat, and the Jewish way of life.