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Category Archives: UJEB High

J-Lunch

UJEB’s lunchtime Jewish cultural program, J-Lunch, provides weekly in-school social activities, cultural sessions and events for secondary school students.

Having J-Lunch in schools provides time each week for Jewish students to connect with other Jewish peers in their school, while encouraging the wider school community to engage and learn more about Jewish culture.

Highlights of a J-Lunch session is trying challah, learning about Jewish festivals and dancing to Hebrew music.

All that is required for J-Lunch to operate in a school is an available classroom and a designated lunchtime each week.

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If you are a school interested in hosting J-Lunch, contact our Teen Engagement Manager at ujebhigh@ujeb.org.au.

Location Day Time Fees
Location Day Time Fees
Mondays Lunchtime No cost (free)
Mondays Lunchtime No cost (free)
Wednesdays Lunchtime No cost (free)
Wednesdays Lunchtime No cost (free)
TBC (both campuses) Lunchtime No cost (free)
Thursdays Lunchtime No cost (free)
Fridays Lunchtime No cost (free)

BBYO

BBYO is the leading international pluralistic teen movement, aimed at engaging Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences. BBYO is student driven, where teens develop leadership skills by working within a chapter or board to plan and run events for their peers and Jewish teens in the community.

BBYO plays a significant role in the UJEB Journey for Jewish teens by providing a social outlet outside of school, as well as leadership opportunities including UJEB events and camps. BBYO also connects students to a wide range of international opportunities. 

Guided by the BBYO Melbourne Advisor, teens are taught to strengthen their Judaism, their leadership capabilities and experience BBYO’s international opportunities.

BBYO Melbourne is a collaboration between BBYO International, B’nai B’rith Victoria and UJEB. BBYO is now also in NSW, and has plans to grow nationally. BBYO is open to all Jewish students in years 8-12. 

To get involved in BBYO, email bbyo@ujeb.org.au. 

For updates follow @BBYOAussies on Facebook and @bbyomelbourne on Instagram

International Convention

Considered to be the largest gathering of Jewish youth worldwide, BBYO’s annual International Convention aims to unite Jewish teens from over 50 countries in an American city for 10 days of travel, learning, concerts and connection with Jewish teens from all over the world.

We’ve sent 2 cohorts from BBYO Melbourne and BBYO Sydney to  the International Convention in 2019 (Denver) and 2020 (Dallas). IC is attended by more than 6,000 Jewish teens from over 50 countries, as well as educators and philanthropists. These students brought back valuable leadership skills and enthusiasm, to nourish and grow BBYO Melbourne. 

Registrations to join the Australian delegation for International Convention for February 2022 are open but are limited! Expressions of interest should be directed to bbyo@ujeb.org.au.

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J-Voice

J-Voice is UJEB High’s latest leadership and activism program for secondary students at non-Jewish schools.

Through leadership and collaborative sessions, the J-Voice student committee gets to create a report of what it’s like to be a Jewish student in Victoria in primary and secondary government schools.

The team’s ideas and solutions will then be presented directly to the Department of Education and Training to increase youth involvement in school strategy and initiate change in government schools.

Participation in J-Voice provides each participant with government endorsed leadership experience, formal recognition as an author on the final report and the opportunity to make a difference for the Jewish student experience.


Hebrew at Glen Eira College (GEC)

UJEB is supporting Glen Eira College (GEC) to reintroduce Hebrew language studies as part of the curriculum for year 7 students from 2020 onwards. The program will expand to include other year levels as this cohort progresses (years 7 & 8 in 2021). This language program also connects with other Jewish cultural activities at the school, including festival celebrations and J-Lunch.

Please direct enquiries about this program to Glen Eira Secondary College.

Location Day Age Fees
Location Day Age Fees
Contact GEC Years 7 & 8 in 2021 (will expand as these cohorts progress) Contact GEC

Inclusion – Project Kulanu

UJEB’s Project Kulanu provides a range of Jewish educational resources and services to families with children living on the Autism Spectrum and/or with disabilities. This includes weekly Jewish Life sessions in Specialist Schools, tailored B’nai Mitzvah programs for students with special needs, and professional development programs and presentations on inclusion for Jewish organisations, day schools, conferences and events. The Kulanu initiative is also building networks with other disability support organisations in our community, to improve cooperation and access for families to a wider range of services.

Location Day Time Fees
Location Day Time Fees
Bayside Special Developmental School Tuesdays 2 - 2:30 pm 2022 fee - $500/year
Glenallen School Tuesdays 10 - 10.30 am 2022 fee - $500/year
Katandra School Wednesdays 11 - 11:30 am 2022 fee - $500/year