LP1 visit the Wimbledon Synagogue
Tuesday 9th May 2017
LP1 enjoyed their visit to the Wimbledon Shul. Friendly volunteers explained the three main purposes of the synagogue: to provide a place for worship, education and community meetings. A fun time was had by all as Mrs Nealon was dressed by some volunteers in a kippah (to cover her head) and a tallit (wrapped around her shoulders), in preparation for receiving the Torah. Some boys summoned their strength to open the ark doors and bring out the sacred Torah scrolls. After learning about the Torah, the best part came when they all got to take part in a mini Shabbat. The beautiful prayers were sung as the boys followed right to left in the prayer books. The ‘wine’ we had was tasty grape juice accompanied by challah, the braided bread. LP1 returned to school ready to prepare a presentation for the assembly on Monday.