Sabbath welcoming ceremony
On Friday night in many Jewish homes a traditional ceremony takes place to mark the commencement of the Sabbath. At the Jewish Museum of Australia we bring this experience to life for students, laying the table together and lighting the Sabbath candles, while the students are taught to recite the ritual words known as a Kiddush. This is performed over grape juice and ceremonial bread, which is then served and shared among the students. This simple and sociable approach allows students to learn about the Sabbath and its significance to Jewish people.
This short experience is included at the end of most student excursions.