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Synagogue visit

Posted: 14th February 2024

In an engaging and educational venture, Year 5 and 6 children embarked on a captivating tour to the Thanet and District Reform Synagogue in Ramsgate. The primary objective of this trip was to provide children with an insight into Judaism, facilitated by the knowledgeable and amiable Rabbi Cliff.

This enlightening tour served a dual purpose. While both year groups are currently exploring various world religions at school, the Year 6 children, in particular, are completing some work involving the Kindertransport evacuation scheme. This historic initiative played a crucial role in rescuing Jewish children from Germany during the tumultuous 1930s. The focus of their studies included a remarkable tale of a courageous woman who successfully escaped from Klatovy in the Sudetenland, a region within the former Czechoslovakia. The significance of a Torah scroll with intricate connections to this particular community further added a layer of historical richness to their learning experience.

The Thanet and District Reform Synagogue, with its sacred ambiance and the insightful guidance of Rabbi Cliff, proved to be an invaluable resource for the children. The visit not only broadened their understanding of Judaism but also provided a poignant connection to the past, emphasising the resilience of the human spirit during challenging times.

Undoubtedly, the trip was a resounding success for all. A heartfelt thank you extends to Rabbi Cliff, whose generosity in sharing knowledge and creating a welcoming atmosphere contributed to a truly memorable afternoon of learning and cultural exploration. Thanks go to Mr Stone and all the Year 5 and 6 teachers for their dedication in organising and running the trip and to the children for their exemplary behaviour and attentive learning on the trip.

Categories: Prep