RE Trip to Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
Our Year 8 & Year 9 Slindon College student's visted the beautiful Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue today as part of their Religious Education sessions. The students learnt about the Jewish traditions, festivals and holidays and how the Jews worship God. The boys were able to see the Torah, the sacred scroll, a Tallith, (a shawl with tassels for praying) and wore skull caps for respect inside the synagogue.
The synagogue was dedicated in 1967 to serve the rapidly growing community and the 400-capacity building was designed by Derek Sharp; a plaque indicates that the foundation stone was laid on 17 July 1966, or in the Hebrew calendar, 29 Tammuz 5726. Since then, the commmunity has become one of the largest congregations in Brighton and Hove and one of the larger ones in the Movement for Reform Judaism of which they are a member.
The synagogue's current rabbi is Dr Andrea Zanardo, who was appointed in September 2012.
Thank you to Miriam and the Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue. This wonderful trip was organised by our RE Teacher, Mrs Joan Bull.