An exhibition designed to encourage understanding of the Jewish community has already been attended by thousands of students.

More than 7,000 children from 10 schools in Hertfordshire attended the launch of the Jewish Living Experience Exhibition at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, Croxdale Road last night.

The display is being run by the Board of Deputies of British Jews to teach students and members of the public about the Jewish way of life.

The exhibition is aimed at school groups to help them gain insight into the Jewish community and is designed by education experts to be in line with the teachings of Judaism and in line with all agreed religious education and citizenship curriculums.

The event was attended by Elstree and Borehamwood Town Mayor Cllr Eric Silver, Borehamwood and Elstree Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz and Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb.

Sheila Gewolb said: “In today’s difficult climate of antisemitism and other forms of race hate, is it vital that we educate non-Jewish children and other groups about Judaism- our religious beliefs, practices and culture.

“It is only through education that we can help to challenge the myths and misconceptions about the Jewish people and send a positive message about our willingness to engage will all faiths and none.

“Understanding leads to tolerance and respect, and the Board of Deputies Jewish Living Experience exhibition leads the way in outreach education.”

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