Manchester Jewish Museum

Primary Learning

Synagogue Detectives

This workshop will provide a broad introduction to Judaism, focusing on the Synagogue, the Torah, and various objects used in prayer. Your class will take on the role of detectives, helping some children prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Your class have been recruited to help out! They will work together to create a guide for two children who are nervous about their upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

They will use their skills to find out information, to create a guide to the Synagogue, and to work together to ‘crack the code’, whilst learning about Hebrew, and why it is important in Judaism.

This workshop is suitable for a range of abilities, and is aimed at KS2 classes.

Festivals, food, and culture

This workshop provides an in-depth look at different Jewish festivals.

In this workshop, children will get hands on in our brand new learning kitchen. They will be able to bake their own challah bread to take home and eat, they will try different foods from Passover seder plates, and will learn all about why different foods are important to different festivals.

Your class will learn about the connections between food and culture, and about different key points of the Jewish calendar.

This exciting session is suitable for ages from upper KS1 to KS3