14 December 2020
As part of their GCSE religious studies course, Year 10 students have been studying Judaism. To further their knowledge and bring some Jewish practices to life, the Theology department organised a Chanukah (the eight-day winter time “festival of lights”) cook-along with Rachel Davies, who runs a cookery school. In a separate session with Year 10, Rachel also shared her experiences as a Masorti Jew.
The cookery session took place on the evening of Wednesday 9 December. Whether at home, or at school for our boarders, the students enjoyed the experience. Year 10 student Cara said:
“Mrs Davies led us through a Chanukah cook-along and showed us how to make a traditional Jewish dish - latkes. These are fried potato ‘pancakes’, which are traditionally eaten with sour cream or apple sauce. Mrs Davies first showed us how to make the apple sauce and then the latkes, which we fried in a pan until they were golden brown. They were really tasty, and I enjoyed eating them with the homemade apple sauce!
On the following Friday, in our theology lesson, we were able to talk to Mrs Davies remotely from the auditorium, and ask her questions about Judaism, which was really interesting.”