Welsh schoolchildren are discovering about the Jewish way of life this week following the launch of The Board of Deputies Jewish Living Experience (JLE) exhibition in Wrexham, North Wales.
The opening at Coleg Cambria was attended by Welsh assembly member Mark Isherwood AM, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham, the college principal and governors plus many faith leaders.
Over the two week period of the exhibition, 330 school children will visit accompanied by more than 40 teaching staff. Additionally, around 2,000 college A level students studying on site will be able to access the JLE.
Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “I’m delighted to be able to take the exhibition, which is aimed at explaining the Jewish faith, culture and practices to non-Jewish school children, their teachers, parents and members of the general public, to a region where there is no established Jewish presence.”
Mark Isherwood said: “I was proud to speak as sponsor at this evening’s launch of the Board of Deputies of British Jews “Jewish Living Experience” Exhibition, about how important it is for everyone to have an understanding of each other’s faith and culture to help prevent racism.”
Dr Gewolb thanked Mark Isherwood for his “insight, perseverance and support” over a two year period in bringing the exhibition to Wrexham.
Photo: Board of Deputies Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter explains the Jewish Living Experience to guests at the launch of the exhibition at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham.