Rabbi Zvi Visits Lewknor Primary School

26th January 2017

As part of our diversity and RE programmes at school, we invited Rabbi Zvi, from Reading synagogue to visit the children on Thursday so that they could learn about aspects of Jewish life and religion.

Rabbi Zvi has a great sense of humour and is a very good story teller. He kept the children amused and interested all afternoon.

The children learned all about various Jewish symbols such as The Star of David and the Menorah (the seven-branched candlebrum, which is the oldest symbol of the Jewish people). Rowan (right) is pictured wearing a yarmulke (cap) and tallit (tasselled shawl), as worn by Jewish men.

Below, the Rabbi is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn). This is blown in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. It is like an alarm that makes us think we should correct our wrong deeds.