Hundreds of Hertfordshire schoolchildren and members of the public will be learning about the Jewish way of life this month following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience (JLE) Exhibition in Borehamwood last night.
The event at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue was attended by the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Mayor Cllr Eric Silver, Borehamwood and Elstree rabbis Chaim Kanterovitz and Alex Chapper, and Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb.
More than 700 schoolchildren from 10 schools will learn about the Jewish way of life at the exhibition, which is hosted by JLEX. It is aimed primarily at school groups and enables visitors to gain an insight into Judaism as a living faith. The exhibition, organised by Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter, supports the teaching of Judaism in line with all agreed religious education and citizenship curriculums.
Following the launch, Sheila Gewolb said: “In today’s difficult climate of antisemitism and other forms of race hate, it is vital that we educate non-Jewish children and other groups about Judaism- our religious beliefs, practices and culture. It is only through education that we can help to challenge the myths and misconceptions about the Jewish people and send a positive message about our willingness to engage will all faiths and none. Understanding leads to tolerance and respect, and the Board of Deputies Jewish Living Experience exhibition leads the way in outreach education.”
Photo: Gary Perlmutter