This week, Group 5 visited the local Reform Synagogue in Kenton as we have been learning about Judaism.
A Synagogue is a place of worship for Jewish people and translates to “Meeting House”.
Mr and Mrs Scott were there to show us around and answer the hundreds of questions that we had! We managed to show off all of our knowledge and they were very impressed.
We still can’t believe that it takes 7 years to write a Torah Scroll. They use special ink to help the sofer do this. We got to see an actual Torah Scroll but we couldn’t touch this; no one can. Jewish people use a Yad, which translates to hand and is a pointer so people can follow the Hebrew writing without touching the scroll.
We all had a great time and thank Newcastle Reform Synagogue for showing us around.