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 South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation Bat Mitzvah Program


Approach to the Bat 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!

Some highlights will include:

  • Preparing Shabbat dinner * Baking Challah * Friday Night Dinner @ the Shule with family.

  • Speakers - Israeli Solider * Police officer * Social Media expert * Journalists * Actor * Scribe.

  • Trips & Incursions - Kosher restaurant * Kosher Hunt * JHC * Fishing Trip * Mikvah (for girls) * Hike * Volunteering * Candle-making/Kiddush Cup. Matzah Bakery * Shofar Making * Hamantashen Making * Cheesecake making * Candle Making * Shabbaton Getaway

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

  • Within each term there are a mix of sessions designed to keep the participants engaged and interested throughout the Program.

  • While not specifically part of the Program, students are welcome to join the South Caulfield Shule services on the Friday night or Shabbat morning. Parents and siblings will be welcomed and made to feel part of the Shule family!

Who is the Program Suited To?

  • Age / Year Level… The Program is open to girls aged 11 or turning 11 or 12 in 2022 . We will accept girls already 12 years old in 2022 but please be in touch with us to confirm.

  • 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 February 2024

  • Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Program end in September 2024

  • Snacks provided

  • 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.


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: $175 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

Next Steps:

Questions…Please contact the SCHC office – 9578-5922 or

Enrollment… Please complete the Online enrolment form

Mon, 22 July 2024 16 Tammuz 5784