Judaism Summer Project 2019

How to get a great grade in the Judaism section of your GCSE next year!

A great way to improve your subject knowledge for the Judaism section of the paper next year would be to make a project on a couple of aspects of Judaism over the summer. This can be done in the following ways:

  • You could create a booklet using coloured paper.
  • Perhaps make your own Youtube video on some aspects of Judaism.
  • Compose a song or rap on one subject in Judaism.
  • Create a power point on topics of Judaism that you really struggle with.

Look at the example below which shows how a revision song can be made (but this is on Christianity NOT Judaism):


However, you can create your Judaism project anyway you like – there are no rules.

These are the areas you need to cover (you can choose which ones you would like to pick for your project):

  • The 4 qualities of God (the nature of God) – One, Judge, Law-giver, Creator
  • The Shekhinah – What is it, where is it found, how do Jews understand the Shekhinah today?
  • The Messiah – Who is the Messiah for the JEWS, what do the Orthodox Jews believe about Him, what do the Liberal Jews believe about Him. What is the Messianic Age?
  • What is the covenant at Sinai? – Who was given the Ten Commandments and where was it given? What are the Ten Commandments and how do they affect Jews today?
  • What is the Abrahamic Covenant and how does it affect Jews today?
  • The importance of life for Jews (sanctity of life) and the principle of pikuach nefesh.
  • The importance of mitzvot for developing relationships between Jews and God and Jews and other Jews.
  • Jewish beliefs about life after death.
  • What can be found in a synagogue?
  • Is it better to pray in a synagogue or in private?
  • The Tenakh and Talmud. Why are they important for Jews?
  • Kosher Laws – why are they important for Jews and how does it affect their lives?
  • What are the Shema and the Amidah? What are the differences between them? Why are they so important for the Jews?
  • Rituals and ceremonies – birth, bar and bat mitzvahs, marriage, death.
  • Shabbat – What happens on the Shabbat and why do Jews keep the Shabbat? Why is it important?
  • The Jewish festivals of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot.

Make your project as interesting as possible and try to enjoy making something creative. Only take a few topics from the list above to make a project that you can really take pride in.

Use the internet, Youtube, a visit to the Jewish Museum to help you find out interesting facts on Judaism.

You can contact Fr Andrew during the summer break if you need advice on your project: aebrahim@sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk

With best wishes

Ms Addai and Fr Andrew