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During the last week of the half term key stage two went on a trip to the Etz Chaim Synagogue in Leeds. Whilst we were there we learnt about the traditions of the Jewish faith and what happens inside a syngagogue.
We were able to do some sketches of some of the signs and symbols that we found inside.
We looked at the different prayer books that they use.
This is where they keep copies of their holy book the Torah.
This is a smaller version of the Torah. It is written and read out in Hebrew. Did you know that Hebrew is written from right to left?
Boys and married women have to wear hats inside a synagogue at all times, as a sign of respect.
We had the opportunity to ask questions and look at the different artefacts they keep inside their synagogue.