Thousands of Sussex schoolchildren will learn about the Jewish way of life following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience exhibition in Hove this week.
The launch, which was held at the Ralli Hall in Hove, was organised by the newly formed Sussex Outreach group, led by Deputy Nick Beck from Brighton and Hove Reform Jewish community. The Mayor Of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Mo Marsh attended as did Board of Deputies of British Jews Vice President Sheila Gewolb and Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter.
The exhibition, developed by the Board of Deputies, 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. It will be seen by children from more than 500 schools from around the county.
Cllr Marsh spoke about how delighted she was to see this exciting educational project coming to Brighton and Hove area. She observed a group of local children from a visiting Hebrew school (cheder) visiting the exhibition for the first time, and enjoyed the kosher reception. She said: “It’s an excellent way of informing and educating our children about Judaism in these challenging times”.