Just before half-term, Year 8 and 7 students had the opportunity to listen to a talk given by Rabbi Zvi Solomons from the Jewish Community of Berkshire.
The Rabbi invited students into his ‘mock’ Synagogue and, in accordance to Jewish tradition, sat the boys (all wearing yamulke skull caps) and girls on different sides.
Rabbi Zvi explored the many comparisons between Jewish culture and other ways of life, culminating in him telling the story of Purim. Purim is a festival that has many similarities with Christmas – families get together, a feast is devoured, the adults dress up in interesting outfits and are permitted to enjoy a drink or two!
It was a pleasure to welcome Rabbi Zvi and we look forward to seeing him again.