Bar Mitzvah Program

APPROACH TO THE BAR MITZVAH PROGRAM:

Rabbi Daniel and Sarah Rabin have been involved in running programs for Bar and Bat Mitzvah aged children for many years. They have run programs in South Africa, USA and Australia. After doing research and based on their experience they have brought a unique and all-encompassing approach to the program.

The Program has been designed to be inclusive, educational, interactive, relevant, and a lot of fun! Its philosophy is based on three pillars. Olam, Zman, and Nefesh. The world, time, and soul. These three pillars include looking at the young person’s relationship with themselves and family, the world, and with their Judaism.

This program will run in addition to the learning of the Parsha through the year. This will be done independently of the program. Chazzan Greg Hurvitz (and depending on availability, Rabbi Rabin) can assist with Parsha preparations or you are welcome to use your own preferred teacher. Bookings to have the Barmitzvah in the Shule should be done through the Shule office.

THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THIS PROGRAM ARE AS FOLLOWS:

The Program will consist of 6 special sessions covering various aspects of becoming an adult Jewish male. The program will also include attending Shule services. The broad themed overview of the session are:

1. Responsibility 2. My Judaism – Jewish Learning 3. Charity/Volunteering 4. Prayer 5. Family 6. The Shule 7. Shule Attendance

Sessions are age-appropriate. Participants are not treated like little kids nor like University students. Learning is not conducted in a classroom environment rather via creative, fun activities and ways of exploring interesting and relevant topics.

OUTLINE OF SESSIONS:

  • Sessions take place through the school year following the Government school calendar but will also not have scheduled classes on Jewish Holidays

WHO IS THE PROGRAM SUITED TO?

  • Age / Year Level… The Program is open to boy aged 12 and turning 13 in 2021

  • Outlook … Looking to expand their minds, thoughtful, curious, fun.

  • Religious Beliefs… No requirements. Anyone who is open to thinking and learning is more than welcome

Sessions and Logistics:

  • Commencing in mid February 2021 First Intake

  • 2nd Intake mid July 2021

  • Times vary with some special sessions but keep Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm available

  • Snacks provided

  • Some activities may require participants leaving South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation premises. Parents are always advised when this is.

  • Signed and completed enrolment form (including permission slip) and code of conduct are required prior to the commencement of the first session.

Program Fees:

Your child’s safety is our priority! We ensure the following:

  • staff all have working with children checks

  • we follow a child protection policy

  • parents can drop in at anytime

  • our door is always open to discuss any issue

PROGRAM FEES:

Member Prices: $50

Non-Member Prices: $70

It is our policy that no one should miss any of our programs due to financial their situation. If you require special consideration please contact Rabbi Rabin for a confidential discussion on 0430 770 115 or rabbirabin@schc.org.au

NEXT STEPS:

Questions…Please contact the SCHC office – 9578-5922 or office@schc.org.au

Enrolment… Please complete the form below.

Bar Mitzvah Program 2021