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Festival Fun!

We offer four different sessions about four different Jewish Festivals: Passover (or Pesach), Chanucah, Purim and Rosh Hashanah (New Year). The sessions can be booked at any time of the year. However, we'd recommend booking festival sessions close to the time when the festivals actually take place. This makes each session more meaningful and relevant. Passover is usually held in April, Chanucah usually in December, Purim usually in March and Rosh Hashanah usually in September.

Passover: The Great Escape

Pupils are invited to a Seder service, a service traditionally held in Jewish homes for Passover. From home-life to synagogue worship, pupils will take part in a 'mock' Passover service inside Manchester's oldest surviving synagogue. By the end pupils will have even learnt to write their name in Hebrew! Find out more.

Festivals

Chanucah: Light up the Nights

Pupils will take part in a 'mock' Chanucah service inside Manchester's oldest surviving synagogue. From synagogue worship to Jewish homelife, pupils will play dreidel games, a game traditionally played at Chanucah. By the end pupils will have even learnt to write their name in Hebrew! Find out more.

Purim: Lots' of Fun!

Pupils can act out the story of Purim by dressing up as King Ahasuerus, Queen Esther and the evil Haman! Pupils will take part in a 'mock' Purim service inside Manchester's oldest surviving synagogue and will learn about and try on various sacred items of clothing (kippah, tallit, teffilin). By the end pupils will have even learnt to write their name in Hebrew! Find out more.

Rosh Hashanah: Happy New Year!

Pupils will be shown how to bring in the Jewish New Year by blowing down a ram's horn, a traditional New Year custom. Pupils will take part in a 'mock' Rosh Hashanah service inside Manchester's oldest surviving synagogue and will try on various sacred items of clothing (kippah, tallit, teffilin). Find out more.