In the afternoon we went to a local Sephardi Synagogue to see the place and take pictures before Shabbat started because it’s forbidden to use cameras, or electricity when Shabbat begins (from Friday eve to Saturday). The synagogue had two floors to segregate the men from the women. The service began with Kaddish (Jewish prayer for the deceased) and we were also fortunate enough to hear a young boy reciting the Torah in preparation for his Bar Mitzvah.
After the service we walked home to help Iris prepare for the Kiddush (the Friday eve dinner). We had a young man lead the blessing by reading prayers before we chowed down on a delicious feast! So stay tuned for a video blog coming soon!