Norwegian-Jewish traditions, rites and culture

What does a synagogue consist of?
Why does the synagogue have a candle which is always lit?
Why are there 613 knots on a prayer shawl?
How do Jews in Trondheim live nowadays?

“Norwegian-Jewish traditions, rites and culture” is an educational programme which encourages active learning through activities with, for example, ritual objects. The pupils get to research the synagogue and study the similarities and differences between a synagogue and other places of worship. Through this learning resource, pupils will learn about Jewish symbols, holy days and traditions. If desired, pupils can learn about kosher foods. Educational films, which give an introduction into how Jewish holidays and ceremonies are celebrated in Norway, will also be shown.

Prep Work: The teachers are encouraged to task students with questions that can be asked during the visit.