P4/5 visit the Synagogue

1Primary 4/5 visited Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue on Wednesday 2nd November, and had the opportunity to find out the answers to lots of questions we had been thinking about.

We had an excellent guide called Avril who explained all the different features and artefacts in the synagogue. Here she is showing us the ark, the most important part of the synagogue.

The Jewish holy book, the Torah Scrolls are kept inside the ark. They are ‘dressed’ in beautiful velvet and silver crowns and are treated like royalty.  In the synagogue men and women sit separately and Avril took us upstairs to show us where the women sit.  54 3 dscn3645