News & Events

UJEB President GABI CRAFTI writes about finding new ways of making the upcoming Chagim special this year in the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Elul Project. Click here to read.
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  Click here to watch our UJEB Bat Mitzvah Program video! During UJEB’s year-long Bat Mitzvah program, girls develop their own emerging identities as young Jewish women. They learn about and experience social action, Jewish history, religion, traditions and culture, as well as their connection to Israel. Through partnerships with Kids in Philanthropy (KiP), the
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Dear UJEB families, I hope this finds you all happy, well and enjoying the break so far with the kids. I am sure that many of you will now have heard the latest news from the Premier Daniel Andrews. Sadly, as virus data has worsened, a decision has been made to return to stage 3
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Dear UJEB Families, The health and safety of our students, staff and their families remains UJEB’s number one priority. The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop and with some complexity, so we wanted to provide you with this latest update. Students Returning to School As you would be aware, the Premier of Victoria recently
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Dear Parents, The health & safety of our students, staff and their families remains UJEB’s number 1 priority. The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly and with some complexity, so we wanted to provide you with this latest update. Returning to school In the recent statement from the Premier of Victoria, the Government
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Dear Parents, We hope this update finds you well in these unusual times. We are excited to bring you news on the way in which UJEB teaching and learning will continue in term 2! E-learning – Teaching will be Zooming forward in term 2 UJEB is ready for Term 2 and registrations are NOW OPEN!!
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UJEB’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND POLICY The health & safety of our students, staff and their families remains UJEB’s number 1 priority. The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly and with some complexity, so we wanted to provide you with this latest update. ELearning – Teaching will be Zooming forward in term 2: UJEB is
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Bar Mitzvah Program update: Last week the boys met Josh Burns – Labor for Macnamara, a former UJEB student, Senior Adviser to Premier Daniel Andrews and now candidate for the Federal electorate of Macnamara. The group asked some incredibly mature and sophisticated questions throughout the session including the role of young people in environmental issues,
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HIP – Bringing Hebrew Into More Schools UJEB’s Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) is creating a groundswell of support for bringing Hebrew study and Jewish culture into Melbourne’s public schools. Over the last 10 years, HIP has run successfully at Caulfield Junior College (CJC), which now teaches Hebrew to over 80 students. Since taking over management
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On December 9th 2018, 20 Melbourne Jewish students embarked on a six week UJEB journey alongside BJE NSW to Israel. This is their story…
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UJEB Camp: A Jewish adventure that connects the UJEB community “I just want to say thank you so much for an amazing camp experience. This was my first UJEB camp and it’s been hands down one of my best Jewish experiences to date”. Noah Loven, year 11 student and camp participant “UJEB’s Annual Camp is
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Melbourne today is home to an increasingly diverse Jewish community. We are of numerous denominations, socio-economic, language and cultural backgrounds, and gender identities. This means that Melbourne’s young Jews connect to their own identities and to their community in many different ways. It is UJEB’s mission to cater to this diversity. UJEB aims to provide
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Tal Spinrad, UJEB’s Inclusion Consultant, spoke at the Posh Opp Shoppe’s 20-year celebration last Sunday. The proceeds from this shop support integration staff within Jewish day schools, making it possible for many students with special needs to attend mainstream Jewish schools. As a parent of a daughter on the Autism Spectrum who studies at Beth
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UJEB HIGH: Last Friday we ran a Purim stall at Glen Eira College. The students had a terrific time with dress-ups, mask decorating, a photo booth, eating hamantaschen and, of course, lollies. Don’t forget, our annual adventure CAMP is coming up from 11-14th April, lots of fun for students aged 8-18 to get away, enjoy
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CSG is currently recruiting new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in a highly professional and purpose driven organisation please use the following link to provide your details and CSG will make contact: https://csgvic.link/join Training is commencing soon.
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INFORMATION NIGHT for UJEB’s 2019 Israel Program TONIGHT (25th March) 7.30 pm at Beth Weizmann, for parents and students. This journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for year 10 students, joining with Jewish teens from around Australia for an unforgettable 6 weeks in Israel. The program is run together with the NSW Board of Jewish Education.
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UJEB celebrated Purim with hundreds of students in 18 primary schools around Melbourne this week. The children enjoying decorating masks, music, eating hamantaschen, packing and swapping mishloach manot, giving tzedakah, dancing and making plenty of noise! Highlights included a purim play and whole-school assembly at Caulfield Junior College, a Megillah reading at Coatesville Primary, music
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In the lead-up to World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, UJEB’s Tal Spinrad will be talking to Gary Max about inclusion on J-Air radio tomorrow. The interview will be live-to-air at 9.30 am Wednesday 20th March. Tal and Gary will chat about Jewish education in Special Developmental Schools, the Jewish Disability Network and inclusion
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Purim celebrations are already in full swing at our Jewish Life program in primary schools around town. The children are enjoying decorating masks, eating hamantaschen, learning the Purim story and swapping mishloach manot. Happy Purim everyone!
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Last week the UJEB 2019 Bat Mitzvah girls ventured out to the Dandenong market as part of their ‘Stand Up’ term. There they discovered a vibrant and multicultural corner of Melbourne. They took part in a fun and interactive treasure hunt, interviewed stall-holders and bought fruits and vegetables they had never tried before. They also
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Come down and visit the UJEB stall at the In One Voice Jewish Culture Street Festival this Sunday 17th March, 11 am – 5 pm in Selwyn St, Elsternwick. There will be music, food, art, culture and fun to be had. UJEB will be there with some giveaways and information, and you can chat with
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So excited to announce that the first meeting of BBYO Australia in 20 years is taking place in our office right now! Over hot chips and slurpees, the group are discussing their plans and activities for 2019.
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Herald Sun Article from today: Students offered Hebrew language again thanks to parent campaign
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UJEB Camp is almost here! Running from April 11-14, this is a time for kids in years 3-12 to get outdoors, make new friends and have a brilliant time. Register at https://www.ujeb.org.au/our-programs/camps/
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Delighted to announce that Glen Eira College will plan to offer Hebrew as part of the school’s language program. With a growing number of Jewish students attending the school, it’s phenomenal to see real choice provided for our public school students. I’m proud to have supported the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) and Glen Eira
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