School Visits

School Visits

In the last pre-pandemic year nearly 1400 children came to the synagogue with their teachers in a total of 54 school or educational visits.

Sadly during the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions we were unable to welcome students and teachers into our synagogue. However, since the beginning of the first lockdown over 1700 children have been able to participate in our video-based digital virtual school visit.

With the fading of the pandemic we are once again able to host live visits to the synagogue but, while we would always recommend a live visit as the best option, we will continue to offer virtual visits as an alternative.

We strongly believe that interfaith learning is of the utmost importance in developing a harmonious world. We hope that by providing the opportunity to talk to Jewish people and learn about ‘living Judaism’, we can help to break down fear and prejudice and foster understanding and good relations with those parts of the non-Jewish world that our team can reach.

We also have a number of freely downloadable teaching resources on a variety of Jewish topics which can be found on this website.( https://www.wimshul.org/education-at-wimbledon-reform-synagogue-in-south-west-london/school-visits/additional-resources-for-teachers/ or from http://icjudaism.org.uk/resources.html).

Please note that we are only able to offer our school visits programme to groups from KS2 and above. In-person visits normally take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and can only be booked through the synagogue office. You can phone them on 020 8946 4836 (weekdays, between 10 am – 1 pm).

If you would like further information, or would like to book a virtual school visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing schoolvisits@wimshul.org