Three Important Symbols
The Ten Commandments - two stone/wooden tablets placed on the wall above the ark in most synagogues. These underline the importance of the Tanakh.
The Star of David - This was an ancient symbol for fire and water. in the middle ages it was regarded as a shield against evil.
The Yad - A pointer that is used to read the scrolls as you are not allowed to touch them.
Events in the Synagogue
Learning About the Religion - Children and young people go to synagogue to learn about their religion, they are taught by the Rabbi. The Jewish believe that Learning about the religion is very important.
Worship - Every Sabbath day, the Jewish community gathers at the Synagogue to worship God. Holy services and Jewish Festivals are also held here.
"Hear, O Israel! The lord our God, The lord is one!And you shall love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might!"