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Visit Synagogue Groningen with your secondary school!

What does 'identity' or 'tradition' mean? We discuss the role of religion, customs and traditions in Judaism, but also in general. Themes such as antisemitism, exclusion and persecution are also discussed. The student is encouraged and activated to think about the meaning of these matters today. Citizenship education therefore plays an important role in the content of our secondary education program.

We offer a program for both lower and upper secondary education! If, as a teacher, you wish to discuss learning objectives, teaching didactics and methodology in advance, you can indicate this when you request a visit.

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Good to know:

- This program lasts approximately 75 minutes.

- It is advisable to bring a smartphone, with a QR code scanner you will have access to various videos discussed in the tour guide.

- This program is only available in Dutch. We offer a complete guided tour for English-speaking groups!

Secondary education - middle school

Students in middle school (12-14 yo) can participate in a lesson program in which they gain and process knowledge about Jewish culture. Citizenship education plays an important role in this program. The visit starts with an introduction by our guide. The students then work in groups to complete assignments based on a viewing guide. Themes such as antisemitism, exclusion and persecution are also discussed. The student is encouraged and activated to think about the meaning of these matters today. After independently completing the assignments in the viewing guide, a joint discussion and reflection follows under the guidance of our guide.


  • Tip: What do your students already know? Before the visit, have each student write down 2 facts, an association, and their feelings about Judaism. Discuss the answers in class. Also discuss the difference between a fact and an opinion.


"How special that there is so much history in the city center of Groningen. Very nice to see this."                                                                                                              A student of CSG Wessel Gansfort

"The students of CSG Wessel Gansfort presented their stumbling stones project in the synagogue in Groningen. The location ensured that the project gained even more depth and meaning for the students."

                    Koos Sikkema, history teacher at CSG Wessel Gansfort

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Secondary education - upper grades

In upper secondary education, our program mainly offers citizenship education. In addition to a general introduction to Jewish culture and the history of Jews in Groningen, the student is encouraged to reflect on the acquired knowledge and ask questions. You can discuss in advance what the theme of your visit will be. Consider an introduction to Jewish culture, or by focusing on topics such as local history or religion.

Good to know:

- This program takes approximately 60 minutes.

- These programs are also available in English. We offer a complete guided tour!


Terms and Conditions

- Our house rules apply.

- Prior knowledge is not required. The theme or specific needs can be coordinated prior to the visit.

- The pupils/students are supervised by at least 1 employee of the educational institution.

- We charge a fee of €75 per group (max. 30 pupils/students). This will be invoiced afterwards.

- Cancellation of a visit must be done at least 2 working days in advance.

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