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 South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation Bar Mitzvah Program

 

Approach to the Bar Mitzvah Program:

Rabbi Mendy and Lifshy Ajzenszmidt bring 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!

The Program has been designed to be inclusive, educational, interactive, relevant and a lot of fun! It’s 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 Ajzensmidt) 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 5 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 2022

  • 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 May 2022 

  • Sessions will be 8:30am-10:30am on the following Sundays:15 May, 19 June 24, July, 21 August, 18 September.

  • Breakfast provided

  • The program is designed for the Bar Mitzvah boys to attend with their fathers. Please advise us if this is an issue.

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

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

 

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:

 

Program Fees:

Member Prices: $125 per term

Non-Member Prices: $200 per term.

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 the Rabbi Ajzenszmidt for a confidential discussion on 0405 766 241 or rabbi.mendy@schc.org.au

Next Steps:

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

Enrollment… Please complete the Online enrolment form

Sun, 22 May 2022 21 Iyyar 5782