Education Secretary Damian Hinds paid a visit to the Board of Deputies Jewish Living Experience exhibition which was on display today at the Department for Education.
After spending some time looking at the exhibits, Mr Hinds said: “I want to thank the Board of Deputies for a really insightful exhibition. Understanding other people’s faiths and beliefs is important for a cohesive, tolerant society, and I welcome any opportunity for the department to further develop its own understanding of and relationships with those groups that form our wonderfully diverse school system.”
The exhibition has been developed by the Board of Deputies so that children and adults can learn about the Jewish way of life. It is aimed primarily at school groups and enables visitors to gain an insight into Judaism as a living faith. Designed by education experts, the exhibition supports the teaching of Judaism in line with all agreed religious education and citizenship curriculums.
A steady stream of Department for Education staff visiting the exhibition throughout the morning, including one civil servant who attempted to blow the shofar.
Photo: Education Secretary Damian Hinds chats to Board of Deputies Vice President Edwin Shuker and Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter