Rahim was part of a group of Year 10 RE students from St John Bosco College, Battersea, who visited a synagogue recently, and saw preparations for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Shelters, including the building of a sukkah, representing the huts farmers stayed in as they worked on the harvest.
Our trip to the synagogue in Wimbledon, last month, was very interesting. We started the session by discussing what we knew about Judaism. Questions were thrown open to both the Jewish students and ourselves which helped to get us thinking as soon as we got there.
We then got to make bread together which was a new experience for me since it was the first time I had ever baked anything. It tasted really good and we got to choose the kind of seeds that we could top our challah bread with.