Pupils from JFS proudly holding aloft the names of alumni who died in WW1 at the 2018 AJEX Parade

Pupils from JFS proudly holding aloft the names of alumni who died in WW1 at the 2018 AJEX Parade

Education

Education was one of the foundations of AJEX and continues to be central to much of its work today. We are able to deliver a range of educational activities and engagement workshops for schools and informal education groups. Our programme is suitable for inter-faith and specialist audiences to support historical learning and understanding of the contribution made to the Armed Forces by the Anglo-Jewish community.

We have new pop-up education exhibition detailing the history of AJEX over the last one hundred years that can be displayed in schools, colleges, libraries, synagogues and community venues. The exhibition together with an accompanying booklet can be used in conjunction with lectures and workshops.

Educational workshops are available for a variety of age groups, backgrounds and locations. These workshops use the stories of AJEX members and Jewish service men and women from the past to explore ideas of Remembrance, History, Jewish identity and British values. They can be delivered as a one off workshop or as part of an ongoing programme. The different workshops for schools and youth groups include traditional ‘talk and discuss’ lessons and also more interactive and varied approaches. One project will look at Jewish service from the Second World period to help todays’ students to reconnect with the experiences of their families and friends.

Art workshops and creative acts of Remembrance in an educational setting are also available and are ideally suited for synagogue and youth groups. Lectures and talks on a number of themes are also available – contact Paula.kitching@ajex.org.uk to find out more. We are also looking for volunteers to join in with our schools programme, for more information please contact Paula on the above email address.