Trip to Irish Jewish Museum

Getting to the Museum

At around half 10, Catherine Dooley and 9 students headed down to the Irish Jewish Museum, when we got there we met the curator Harold, who told us about the Jewish religion in Ireland.

Irish Jewish Museum Dublin - http://www.mapio.cz/o/1176416/
Irish Jewish Museum Dublin

When he was finished talking to us about the Jewish people in Ireland, when we had a look around the museum we saw a reconstruction of a small kitchen that would have used by the Jewish community.

After we had a look around the museum the curator took us upstairs to the synagogue where he talked to us about the different parts of a synagogue.

Irish Jewish museum kitchen - http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/08/bc/f9/e8/irish-jewish-museum.jpg
Irish Jewish museum kitchen

The curator told us about:

Jewish museum wedding canopy http://2.bp.blogspot.com/syyXYo_m26o/ThNUiOzQ7FI/AAAAAAAAHlI/_u4m1kUxTR4/s1600/SDC14978.JPG
Jewish museum wedding canopy
  • Jewish Marriage (where they get married under a canopy).
  • Synagogue seating arrangement (men sit in front of a curtain and women sit behind).
  • How the Jewish religion is passed on (by the women).
  • How the Jewish calendar works (13 months in a year, this year for them is the year 5775).
GHIS Group visit to Irish Jewish Museum-Sept 2015
GHIS Group visit to Irish Jewish Museum-Sept 2015

We all had fun listening to an American tourist who happened to be Jewish telling us about her culture and religion. She took a photo of us in the synagogue.

She told us lots about the Jewish calendar and how Passover is celebrated. We really enjoyed the visit and would recommend it to others.

 

GHIS Group visit to Irish Jewish Museum-Sept 2015
GHIS Group visit to Irish Jewish Museum-Sept 2015