Jewish pre Bar Mitzvah Tefillin Ceremony in a Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue exterior

Manchester Reform Synagogue building exterior September 2017

Detail of entrance doors to Jackson Row Synagogue Sept 2017

Manchester Reform Synagogue building exterior September 2017 – detail of the doorway and steps

Jewish Star of David and 7 branch candlestick symbols set in windows of Synagogue

Manchester Reform Synagogue building – on Jackson Row near Deansgate –  exterior detail September 2017, with Jewish Star of David and 7 branch candlestick symbols set in windows of Synagogue.

This was my very first time inside a Synagogue, and consequently my first experience of a Tefillin Ceremony. As I understand it, its the first time a 13 year old boy gets the right to wear words from the Torah  (Jewish “Bible” Scrolls) in a little black box on his forehead.  Since this tradition is thousands of years old, my words won’t add much to the understanding of it, but hopefully seeing it in pictures will be interesting at least!

Tefillin at Jewish Synagogue in Manchester

Jackson Row Synagogue – on the occasion of a Jewish Tefillin Ceremony

Tefillin - wrapped leather straps on arm and hand of adult male Jew

Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Manchester Reform Synagogue – The Ark

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

Jackson Row Synagogue

The pre-Bar Mitzvah boy reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

3 Jews reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

Reading passages from The Torah during Tefillin at Jackson Row Synagogue

 

Manchester Reform Synagogue – The Ark – showing the covered Torah Scrolls

 

Tefillin Ceremony before Bar Mitzvah in Manchester Reform Synagogue, Jackson Row

Jackson Row Synagogue during Tefillin Ceremony before Bar Mitzvah

 

The Ark with Torah Scrolls at Tefillin in Manchester

The Ark with Torah Scrolls at Jackson Row Synagogue during a Tefillin Ceremony

 

Tefillin reading

Jackson Row Synagogue During Tefillin as seen from the balcony

Jackson Row Synagogue during a Tefillin Ceremony

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