This film is in line with the national expectations for Religious Education as outlined by the non-statutory guidelines for RE. Learning objectives for levels 1-8 in both attainment targets, Learning about Religions & Learning from Religions can be drawn from this film.
Students should be able to recognize, identify, describe and show understanding of the features of religious life and practice in Judaism. They should also be able to explain the beliefs and teachings arising from the film and relate some religious practices seen here to the lifestyles of the worshippers.
By comparing the lifestyles of Jewish people with their own, and identifying what influences these people of faith, students should be able to come to a greater appreciation of what it is to be a person of faith and the importance it holds for that person.
1. The Synagogue has distinct features. What are they? To what extent are the features in this Synagogue linked to the beliefs of the congregation? How is the importance of the Torah scrolls reflected in the design of the synagogue?
2. Synagogues have traditionally been linked to learning. In what ways do the architecture and layout of a synagogue help this to happen? In what way can learning and worship be linked? Suggest possible ways in which the importance of having various symbols in the synagogue are made?
3. Jewish worship is congregational. What does this mean? In what ways does the synagogue bring people of various