We were delighted to welcome a Jewish visitor who came to school to explain to us about the Jewish day of rest – Shabbat. She told the children about the preparations that are made for this day, because Jewish people do no work at all on Shabbat. It starts on a Friday evening and ends on a Saturday evening.
The lady then explained what families do at Shabbat; they go to the Synagogue and they have a family meal together. The mother of the family lights a candle and welcomes Shabbat through a special prayer. The children were able to taste the Challah bread that Jewish families eat.