As part of their study unit on understanding and respecting different religions, Redeemer Lutheran School year 6 students travelled from Nuriootpa to Adelaide to visit the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation synagogue and the Adelaide City Mosque.
The purpose of the excursion was to develop an understanding of the beliefs and practices of the Jewish and Islamic faiths. The students are analysing the similarities and differences between the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Year 6 student Frankie Nemeth-Papalia noticed the different layout of the synagogue, saying “Churches have rows of seating with an altar and cross at the front, but the synagogue was like a theatre, with seating curved in a bit of a circle around the altar in the middle.”
The visit also provided opportunities to ask about and discuss the different faiths and promote understanding and respect for one another.