Teach­ing Ju­daism

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

A MA­JOR ed­u­ca­tional re­source on Ju­daism in Bri­tain and be­yond will be launched at a West­min­ster re­cep­tion next week.

Over two years in the mak­ing, the interactive Jewish Way of Life CD-ROM was de­vel­oped by the Board of Deputies in part­ner­ship with the Pears Foun­da­tion and World Ort. Copies will be dis­trib­uted to schools through­out the coun­try.

It fea­tures ma­te­rial on Jewish his­tory, the fes­ti­vals, food and prayer. It is sup­ported by a web­site guide for teach­ers.

Among those at the re­cep­tion will be Lord Win­ston, who has sup­plied the in­tro­duc­tion to the CD-ROM. His late mother Ruth Win­ston-Fox pi­o­neered the Jewish Way of Life ex­hi­bi­tion in the 1980s, which con­tin­ues to­day as a trav­el­ling road­show.

Pears Foun­da­tion chair Trevor Pears be­lieves it “fills a clear gap in re­sources avail­able for the teach­ing of con­tem­po­rary Jewish life in the UK. We hope it will build on the grow­ing body of work be­ing done to pro­mote a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the many and di­verse com­mu­ni­ties and cul­tures of mod­ern Bri­tain.”

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