The Judith Trust Inclusion Campaign held its ‘Being Jewish’ event at the Jewish Museum yesterday.

We were delighted to welcome about 50 people both with and without learning disabilities, to explore what being Jewish is all about.  We were especially excited to have Judith, for whom the Trust is named, with us, to experience the work we do first hand.  We were also joined by Saul, whose Bar Mitzvah experience spurred the campaign and can be seen here.

The afternoon was facilitated by Look to Learn, providing an interactive educational opportunity.  Guests made challah and spice bags, which were used for havdallah (the service to mark the end of Shabbat), at the end of the afternoon.  Everyone enjoyed looking around the museum in a multi-sensory way, hearing the bells of the Torah ringing, touching the velvet of the Torah cover and interacting with the exhibits.  We all learnt the first line of the Shema in Makaton.

Watch the Jewish Online Magazine feature about Being Jewish here

We hope that this taste of Jewish life will encourage people to get involved with the community and we are here to support in any way we can.