More than 40 sixth formers at King David High School in Manchester have now signed up to a new AISH ‘hub’ offering informal education – including some courses with a ‘Bake Off’ theme.
Organisers hailed the inaugural month as “a huge success” after opening the Covid-secure space allowing students and Aish educators to interact and learn.
One course, called ‘Making a Difference’, led students to meet representatives of various local organisations positively impacting the community on a daily basis, with volunteers explaining what motivates them.
Channelling the popular TV cooking competition, other tracks offered lessons in Jewish cuisine, led by Rebbetzins Adina Strom and Miriam Gefen, with students learning about the connection between food and various Jewish holidays.
They baked challah and cheesecakes and made hummus and various other dips while exploring the food’s Sephardi and Ashkenazi origins and differences.
“The students enjoyed every aspect and it was fabulous to get to know them and watch them engage with their Judaism,” said Strom.
“The Hub has become a vibrant centre where students feel they can drop in, enjoy relevant and informal Jewish education in a non-judgemental and inclusive atmosphere, as well a great social relaxing atmosphere amid the school and in times where they can’t do this out of school due the pandemic.
“Some really exciting events online events are in the pipeline to carry us through until we can meet again.”
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