Hundreds of Hertfordshire schoolchildren and members of the public will be learning about the Jewish way of life this week following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience (JLE) Exhibition at St Albans Cathedral last night.
The event at the Cathedral was attended by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss CBE. Speaking were the Mayor of St Albans, Councillor Frances Leonard, Canon Kevin Walton, Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush and Moira Hart, Co-Chair of St Albans Masorti Synagogue.
More than 600 schoolchildren, 60 members of teaching staff and 500 members of the public will see the exhibition – which is co-sponsored by Hertfordshire SACRE with support from St Albans Masorti Synagogue – until the end of its run in two weeks’ time.
Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb said she was delighted the JLE was now in St Albans Cathedral. “Following on its success at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham, where hundreds of non-Jewish schoolchildren, their teachers and college students were able to learn about Judaism, having the exhibition hosted by the cathedral is a perfect example of how we can work together with other religious denominations to help fight ignorance and misunderstanding that can lead to intolerance and race hate.”
Listen to a BBC Three Counties Radio feature on the Jewish Living Experience here.
Photo (left to right): Mayor of St Albans Frances Leonard, Canon Kevin Walton, Co-Chair of St Albans Masorti Synagogue Moira Hart and Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush. Photo: Gary Perlmutter