A prestigious exhibition exploring the Jewish faith and culture has opened in Wrexham.
The Board of Deputies Jewish Living Experience (JLE) exhibition launched at Coleg Cambria last week.
The opening at Coleg Cambria’s Yale site was attended by Welsh Assembly member Mark Isherwood AM, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham, Cambria Principal, Sue Price as well as governors and faith leaders.
Over the two-week period of the exhibition, 330 school children will visit accompanied by more than 40 teaching staff. Additionally, Cambria students studying on site will be able to access the JLE.
Board of Deputies Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “I’m delighted to be able to take the exhibition, which is aimed at explaining the Jewish faith, culture and practices to non-Jewish school children, their teachers, parents and members of the general public, to a region where there is no established Jewish presence.”
Mark Isherwood said: “I was proud to speak as sponsor at this evening’s launch of the Board of Deputies of British Jews “Jewish Living Experience” Exhibition, about how important it is for everyone to have an understanding of each other’s faith and culture to help prevent racism.”
Dr Gewolb thanked Mark Isherwood for his “insight, perseverance and support” over a two- year period in bringing the exhibition to Wrexham.
Sue Price, Principal of Coleg Cambria said, “We are really pleased that Coleg Cambria has been able to host this prestigious exhibition on its first ever visit to North Wales. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young children in the Wrexham area as well as our own students to have the chance to discover everything about the Jewish way of life.
“Celebrating diversity in this way is really important for us at Coleg Cambria and we are fully committed to ensure an environment of equal and inclusive learning for all that pass through our doors.”