Curriculum Kernewek

Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2011

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Books for teachers:

The Lost Jews Of Cornwall, Keith Pearce and Helen Fry, Redcliffe, 2012

Beyond East and West, Bernard Leach, Faber, 2012

Online: – outlines the activities of the Jewish community in Cornwall. – an online encyclopaedia of Judaism. – a simple authoritative guide to Judaism designed for teachers of RE. – gives details about the Museum which is the site guardian of the Jewish cemetery in Penzance and houses a C19th portrait of members of the Penzance Jewish community. – an authoritative simple guide to Baha'i designed for teachers of RE. – outlines the activities of the Baha'i community in Cornwall. – provides a biography of Bernard Leach.


Harvey Kurzfield is the Chairman of Kehillat Kernow and represents the Jewish Community of Cornwall. He is also a teacher with over 30 years experience and provides sessions for all age groups. The duration and content of sessions will be tailored according to requirements. Normal supply rates apply. To find out more or book a session contact Harvey via email: or call 01209 719672.


Use the Curriculum Kernewek Map to locate and visit the Jewish cemetery in Ponsharden, between Penryn and Falmouth.

Use the Curriculum Kernewek Map to locate and visit the site of the Jewish Synagogue and the Jewish cemetery in Penzance. Whilst there, visit Penlee House Gallery and Museum to see the portrait of Rabbi Simmons and his wife Flora Jacobs, who came to Penzance in 1811 and died in the 1860's. The portrait demonstrates the well-regarded position of the Jewish community within Penzance society. To organise a visit to the cemetery and museum call: 01736 363625 or email: .

Visit the Leach Pottery to find out more about the life, work and faith of Baha'i, Bernard Leach. The Leach Pottery also offers half-day workshops for students which include practical hands-on activities such as making a coil pot or tile, sketching, floor puzzles, and a workshop trail. Students will have opportunities to watch a potter making pots on a wheel, see the historical pottery and explore the modern museum exhibition area. To book your group tour call: 01736 799703.