The synagogue welcomes visits from schools and other places of learning. We have a dedicated team of volunteer guides who will tailor their talks and the tour to the needs of the individual establishment. The guided tours provide an experience of a Jewish place of worship, information about Jewish traditions and practices, and an opportunity to see Torah scrolls and other traditional artifacts. Each year about a hundred schools take the opportunity of these visits.
We currently accommodate such visits on Tuesday mornings/afternoons, Thursday mornings/afternoons and Friday mornings. Most of the visits last between 75 and 90 minutes, possibly slightly less for the very young. We currently ask for a donation of £40 per group, made payable to the Synagogue.
Whatever the age of the children it is our experience that they will benefit more from the visit if there has been some prior preparation. We can recommend a useful website for teachers www.reonline.org.uk which has link to a Jewish Way of Life. We would respectfully ask that pupils and staff dress appropriately when visiting and that males wear some form of head covering; skull caps/kippot are always available.
Contact us to enquire further, or to book your visit in.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Synagogue.