On the 9th March 2003, The Nottingham Progressive Jewish Congregation spent a full day at the Synagogue building a Mosaic, based on our children’s ideas and designs of, ‘What it means to be Jewish’. We did this as a Congregation, with over 80 members participating spanning all age groups from our youngest to more senior members to celebrate our expressions of Judaism together!
Throughout the day, we had a number of workshops that included:
Making Hamentaschen: which we did in abundance and reaped the benefits on this day and following our Purim celebration;
Israeli/Jewish Dancing: This kept our energies flowing in between working on the Mosaic and other activities, it was a lot of fun;
Treasure Hunt: What can you find within the surrounds of our Shul…reinforcing our knowledge of Judaism in a creative and competitive way;
Story-board: The Story of our Mosaic; how it was conceived, the input of Cheder and our wider Congregation to make this vision a reality, put together in an impressive Scroll;
Stories: This was for our younger children as the day went on in order to give them some space for rest and relaxation.
As it was a full day, we also had our lunch and snacks together, including a birthday celebration for one of our students, generously organised and provided by members of our Guild.