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Assembly on Judaism

Our assembly today was led by one of our governors, Mrs Linda Edwards, who came to tell us all about her faith, Judaism.


Linda came to share with us what it is like to be Jewish and particularly what happens on the Jewish Sabbath.


Linda has two different sets of crockery; one for meat and one for dairy. She also has different sets of saucepans and different washing up cloths and brushes for the two different sorts of food. We learnt all about the tradition of sharing a family meal together on a Friday night. We heard some of the prayers that are said and saw the family candles and crockery that Linda uses each Friday when she shares her Sabbath meal with her family.


The children always look forward to the special food that Linda brings with her when she visits. This time she bought some special bread to share with us, and we also all shared some grape juice. These are both shared by Jewish families at the beginning of their Friday night meal.


We are very grateful to Linda for coming in and sharing her faith with us. She is always very supportive of the school in her role as a governor and we are very lucky to have her on our governing body. The children always enjoy her assemblies.