The Western Wall (or Kotel) is considered one of the most sacred sites in Judaism. It is one of the most potent locations for Israeli history and a symbol of Jerusalem itself. Creating a miniature reconstruction of the Wall presented many opportunities for synagogue students to learn historical facts about Temple History, as well as the role it plays for Jews living in Jerusalem today. In addition, a reconstruction of the Kotel connect students with a rich body of literature devoted to the symbolic and artistic interpretation of the site. One of the activities students undertook was the authoring of notes and letters which were placed between the stones. These letters were then taken to the real Kotel when synagogue congregants travelled to Israel.