The Jewish Museum

On Tuesday the Middles went to the Jewish Museum and a Synagogue. In particular we were looking at the Passover, and had a mock Passover meal,  because our Grade 4 students are doing their First Eucharist soon. We were also able to see inside a Synagogue and look at the similarities and differences to our church. Here is what we learnt:


I learnt that there over 100,000 Jews in Australia – Will P

The Jewish people eat Matzah, apple and nut mixture and wine at Passover – Daisy

The Rabbi runs mass and reads from the Torah – Natasha

The boys have to wear Kippahs on their heads in a Synagogue – Jacob

Jewish teenagers celebrate Barmitzvah (boys) and Batmitzvah (girls) at 13. They celebrate becoming an adult – Akuac

I learnt that the Jewish can not mix dairy and meat – Tom

At Passover Jewish people drink and eat wine and matzah – Jack

I learnt the Jewish church is called a Synagogue – Mia

Parsley dipped in salt water represents the tears of the Jews – Sienna M

Jewish people had big suitcases to carry everything they owned when they weren’t coming back – Luke

I learnt that in our full year the Jewish people have 4 New Years – Aly

I enjoyed going to the Synagogue because there were lots of interesting things to learn there. I never knew that there were Synagogues – Sam

I enjoyed reading the Jewish bible and I learnt that Jewish people don’t like the word God – Zac

I enjoyed looking at the Jewish timeline. The Jews got expelled from France and England – Siena A

The Jewish people were on the First Fleet – Georgia

Jewish people speak in Hebrew – Keira

I really enjoyed contributing to the mock Passover. I played the Pharaoh – Will H

I enjoyed tasting the Passover food – Raphael

I learnt that there are pointers to read The Torah because people aren’t allowed to touch it – Hannah A

I learnt that some Jewish company made the 2007 Carlton jersey – Lucas

I learnt that on The Torah scroll there are crown because they are a symbol for being important – Vivienne

I learnt that there is a Jewish instrument called a Sofar that is made out of a Rams horn and it is used to awaken God and his people – James

I learnt that on the Passover plate there is egg, parsley dipped in salt, a lamb bone, apple and nut mixture, horseradish, matzah and wine – Hannah B

I learnt that the boiled egg represents the suffering of Moses’ people in Egypt – Sophia

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Sam Mitchell comes to St Luke’s

Towards the end of Term 2 we had Sam Mitchell come and talk to the Middles about all the elements involved in being a footballer. He talked about what he does to improve himself from week to week including using feedback from others, the teamwork involved in football and the choices he makes around his health and wellbeing. Sam also answered questions that the students had and ran a short football clinic with the students. It was a great experience!

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