Teaching Judaism

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.”

    Last updated: 10:59am, July 8 2009