On Monday, The Year 4s were (virtually) invited to join the celebration of Passover with the children at Clore Tikva School in Ilford. This was led by the Head of Jewish Studies, Samantha Bendon.
Usually, Clore Tikva would gather in their assembly hall and share food as part of the Seder Meal. This year, they couldn’t share the same space but they could still share the stories of Passover and discuss the food they would normally eat. Each food represents part of the story of Moses and the freedom of the Israelites, this includes an egg that represents new life; herbs dipped into salt water that represents the tears of the Jewish slaves; and a paste of apple, nuts and wine that represents the cement they had to build with. Whilst Samantha explained the significance of each item of food, our children decorated their own Seder plate with each food.
We listened to prayers and songs in Hebrew and heard some readings from the Haggadah (Jewish prayer book).
We were really privileged to be part of such a special and important celebration in the Jewish calendar and we look forward to learning even more about Jewish festivals over the next couple of weeks!