Primary 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.
Well done to the boys and girls of Primary 1, 2 and 3 on their wonderful Sukkot Assembly. ‘Sukkot’, is the name of the festival of booths. Sukkot were the huts in which the Jewish people lived during their years in the desert after they left Egypt and before they arrived in the Promised Land (Israel). Sukkot is celebrated today and the boys and girls showed us their very own Sukkot which they made in class.
On Monday 17th November, Primary 1/2 visited Caldwell Church. Mr Donaldson helped us to learn about what happens at a christening. He christened our baby ‘Diamond Christie’ which was the name chosen by P1/2. The parents of baby Diamond are Daniel and Katlyn and the godparents are Mikey and Lucy. Mr Donaldson explained to the children how he uses the water to christian the baby.