Year 1s design, create and affix their own Mezuzah

According to Jewish tradition it is a Mitzvah to affix a Mezuzah on the doorpost of each room. A Mezuzah is a parchment scroll containing the Hebrew words of the ‘Shema’ prayer. The parchment, also known as Klaf, is written by a scribe who is known as Sofer STaM. The Year 1 students completed their Mezuzah unit during the first 3 weeks of Distance Learning. We looked at various aspects that answered the What, Where, Who, When, Why and How questions. In their last activity, students were asked to design, create and affix the Mezuzah. We were looking at special Jewish motifs and colours that reflect Judaism such as the colour blue, the Aleph Bet letters and the seven species. Some of the students had access to a Klaf (parchment) and were able to affix (attach) the Mezuzah to the doorpost in their house.

Ravit Epstein
Junior School Teacher