The Synagogue by Martell Richard

On the 12th February, y6 travelled to Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham, to learn more about Judaism for R.E.
The coach was late, but came eventually and the journey started. It took longer than expected because the herd of traffic slowed us down, but the wait was worth it, after I saw the building.
the Synagogue was an amazing, hidden Victorian building, with red stone bricks and stone mullion windows. It was protected by black railings, decorated by the gold Star of David. 3 dramatic pillars marked the entrance to the main prayer room and arch ancient windows were duplicated around the building.
Inside the Synagogue was even more extravagant than the outside; The room was dominated by stories on the windows & Stars of David. Everything in the building was a royal blue, red or gold. A few minutes later we were greeted by our guide who told us a bit about Judaism before we went into the main hall, for respect, the boys had to wear a Kippah (it was like a cap, without the front part.) The main hall was enormous, we got to roam about in the main hall. Afterwards we were lead to the balcony where there were seats and more stories on each window.
Unfortunately we had to leave to get back to school for our lunch but I really enjoyed every bit and it was a once in a life time opportunity that we won’t forget, I never knew that Judaism was the first ever religion

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World Book Day! Our Visit With Cat Weatherill!

On world book day we met a famous author! It was a really fun opportunity because we got to ask Cat some questions and where she got her brilliant ideas from. We also had the opportunity to get our books signed from her and she told us a fantastic story. I really enjoyed it because I liked her expressions and the noises she made. She was an awesome story teller. She was available after to sign copies of the books that had been purchased.

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Synagogue 6C

Today we visited Singers Hill synagogue. Marina ( our guide) told us all about the Jewish faith, the synagogue and the Jewish holy book the Torah.

We dressed up in pieces of clothing that people use to pray. They were called tallits. We were told the meaning of them and then we were allowed to look around the Synagogue again.

Marina told us how Jewish people pray and what they believe which we can use to help us in our RE lessons.

We found this trip very interesting and We enjoyed looking around the Synagogue.

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Singers Hill Synagogue

Today we went to Singers Hill Synagogue where we were taken around and were informed all about the Jewish faith. The lady that showed us around was very kind and was an expert on her religion.

One of my highlights of our trip was dressing up in pieces of clothing that people use to pray. They were called tallits. We were told the meaning of them and then we were allowed to look around the Synagogue again.

We were told the important features of every Synagogue when we were in a small prayer room and had to look for them once we went into the main prayer room. We were told the meaning of the decorations all around the Synagogue and on the Torah. The lady told us how Jewish people pray and what they believe which we can use to help us in our RE lessons.

Overall I had a great morning. I found this trip very interesting and I enjoyed looking around the Synagogue.

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