Education visits

We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in Judaism including teachers of primary and secondary pupils in the Leicestershire area and environs. Children and their teachers usually come to the synagogue (visits from schools are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays only), but if this is not possible a synagogue member may be able to visit the school.

All those involved are volunteers. A suggested donation of £35 per session is requested.

A useful guide for synagogue visitors is available here from the BBC: “Inside the synagogue: What do you need to know?


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School Visits

Visits last about an hour and a half. A typical visit includes a general introduction to the Sefer Torah scrolls, and the artefacts present in both synagogues and family homes. Personal experiences of Jewish life including family history and lifecycle events are shared by the volunteer leading the session.

If you are considering organising a visit or want to know more, contact us.

Resources for Teachers

These resources have been prepared for teachers planning visits to the synagogue. They will help in preparation for your school visit or after having visited. They are not intended as a substitute for a visit by your school but to help you in teaching the subject of Judaism to children and young people and to enable you to get the most from your visit.

They have been created and made available to you by the generosity and hard work of Mike Freedman a member of Wimbledon Reform synagogue. He was an RE teacher and is now a part of their school visits team. (To visit his excellent web site that has loads more information on Judaism devised especially for teachers just click this link.)

Things You Should Know Before Your Visitnewabcol-lg

These resources are offered free of charge help those interested to learn more about Jewish communities their beliefs and practices.

Get in touch regarding visits and education.




I just wanted to say thank you again for last night. It was evident from all of the responses to me on the door that everybody had both an enjoyable time and a very thought provoking one. We are indebted to you for your generosity of time and the wonderful way you handled the questions and engaged with the audience, not least your honesty about the challenges of faith and family that you have experinced. They went away buzzing with knowledge and an enthusiasm to do more interfaith engagement. 

John McCallum
Near Neighbours Development Officer East Midlands


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I enjoyed visiting Leicester progressive synagogue.

I liked the stained glass window and undressing opening and reading the sefer torah.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,


Photos from visit by students from Whitwick RC School, November 2015

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School visit, November 2015

School visit, November 2015