March of the Living 2019

Just arrived back from an intense and thought-provoking visit to Poland as part of March of the Living. We visited sites linked to the 1000 years of Jewish Polish history, and sites of mass death and destruction. At Judaism for Schools we aim to teach and celebrate diversity and co[…] Read More →

Ramadan Mubaraq

To all our friends at Wightman Road Mosque – where I celebrated Iftar last week with many members of the Haringey multi faith group – thank you Bibi and all the sisters and brothers for making us feel so welcome!

Sadaqa Day

Meanwhile, we have been honoured to take part in a tree-planting ceremony with our friends at the London Islamic Cultural Centre at Wightman Road Mosque! This was to mark Sadaqa Day, a day of social action and good deeds. Ruth is closely involved with Muswell Hill Synagogue’s social action and[…] Read More →

Our Lady of Compassion Visit

Have just spent 2 lovely days on Merseyside working with the pupils at Our Lady of Compassion in Formby. Judaism for Schools was given a real Northern welcome – and it was great to work with the whole school, from Nursery up to Year 6! In the build- up to[…] Read More →

Mitzvah Day

Ruth’s interfaith project, run by the women of Muswell Hill Synagogue and Wightman Road Mosque, was nominated for the Mitzvah Day Interfaith Award. We had collected an distributed a huge amount of new items for the Akwaaba Migrant drop-in centre, as well as opening up the synagogue for an interfaith tour.[…] Read More →

Welcome 2019!

We’ve had a productive start to 2019 at Judaism for Schools! We welcomed 270 Year 9 students from Fortismere School to Muswell Hill Synagogue to hear testimonies to mark Holocaust  Memorial Day. This year’s theme was “Torn from Home” and we heard from Nadia Abisch, a hidden child, and Jenny[…] Read More →

Shana Tova!

Happy New Year, Shana Tova, to the whole Judaism for Schools family; teachers and students alike! Jewish people are currently in the middle of a month of festivals. These kicked off on September 10th with Rosh Hashanna, the Jewish New Year, followed by the fast day Yom Kippur and the[…] Read More →

Year Roundup

As we reach the end of term it’s good to reflect on another bumper year for Judaism for Schools! We’ve visited over 40 schools, reaching around 10,000 young people and all the experiences have been extremely positive ! London and the South East are full of enthusiastic, open-minded students, pupils[…] Read More →

Archer Academy Visit

This week Year 8 at The Archer Academy had hands-on workshops at Muswell Hill Synagogue, for their thematic learning topic Sacred Texts. The students explored the synagogue itself, handled artefacts linked to the construction and importance o the Torah, and even learned how to scribe in Hebrew using feathers quills[…] Read More →

Passover Approaches

This year, the first night of Passover coincides with Good Friday – Friday 30th March. Over the past few weeks we have been exploring the links between Passover and Easter at St. Mary’s (Masbro Road), St. Vincent’s (Acton), St. Phillip Howard, and Bishop’s Storford College Prep. The Last Supper was a[…] Read More →