Richmond Synagogue offers school groups an opportunity to learn more about the Synagogue, Jewish faith, traditions, and festivals in a hands on, multi-sensory experience. School groups learn what one would find in any Synagogue around the world, how we celebrate Shabbat, about the Torah, Jewish customs and festivals. The multi-sensory visit includes tasting the ritual Sabbath bread, challah and grape juice while learning more about the Jewish Sabbath, trying on kippahs and Prayer shawls while learning more about the customs associated with prayer, and handling some Jewish artefacts while learning about the festivals. With a dedicated school visits team we attempt to bring Jewish customs and beliefs to life for the children. We offer both Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 worksheets and material to be used in conjunction to the visit. Over 1000 local primary and secondary school children have participated in our school visits programme so far. We have been encouraged by the positive response and enthusiasm from pupils and teachers, and many of the schools return to visit us again the following year. If you would like to find out more about visiting the Synagogue or joining the school visits team, please contact the Synagogue Administrator.