Over 14 million people around the world follow the religion of Judaism. These people are known as Jews.
Judaism originated in Israel, and the city of Jerusalem is very holy for Jewish people. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, meaning that its followers believe in one God.
Teach your children about the Judaism using our handy topic guide!
- Make a dreidel to play with during Hannukah.
- This image of a fish shaped spice box from the Jewish Museum in London is a great way to begin a discussion about Shabbat.
- Start a discussion about important meals. Look at important meals in Judaism, such as the Seder Plate at Pesach (Passover), or Shabbat Dinner.
- Create a storyboard of a story from the Torah, such as the creation story.
- Watch this video about the synagogue and ask children to make a list of the things that are found in them.
- Use our Judaism fact cards as a reading or display resource.
- Our Judaism banners are perfect for your display boards! Choose from Judaism, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Noah’s Ark. The Ten Commandments, Rosh Hashanah and Shavuot.
- Visit the Jewish Museum London’s resources page for lots of ideas and resources.
- Oak National Academy has a series of lesson on Judaism.
- Find Jewish songs on this page from Chabad.
- Judaism is around 4,000 years old.
- The religion was founded by the prophet Abraham.
- The six-sided Star of David is the symbol of Judaism.
- Jewish people worship in a synagogue.
- The Torah is the holy book of Judaism, it is also important in Christianity as it forms part of the Old Testament in the Bible.
Life as a Jewish child
11 year old Charlie from Manchester describes his life. This is part of a short series about Charlie from BBC Teach.
Running time: 1:48
The Jewish Story of Moses
An animated retelling of the story of Moses, aimed at younger children.
Running time: 4:18
Zoe talks about her beliefs and practices.
Running time: 3:29
The Abrahamic Religions
This lesson clearly explains the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Running time: 4:23
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