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 Stand Up, the Jewish Museum and the National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA Vic), the girls explore the vibrant Jewish world through a variety of lenses. The program culminates in a beautiful ceremony with family and friends.
The classes are held, weekly, on Tuesday, during the school term from 4.30 till 6.00 pm in the Caulfield area (except for school holidays, public holidays and Jewish festivals). The total cost of the Bat Mitzvah Program is $1280 (broken down into 4 term payments of $320 per term). There is also an additional cost for the ceremony, which is kept to a minimum.
Israel & Torah
Classes explore our historic and current connections to our culture and our homeland through people, events and food. The girls also delve into the Parasha that falls on their 12th birthday, and relate it to their own journey.
Run by Stand Up, this innovative social justice experience focuses on Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and understanding social justice from a Jewish lens. Students emerge with a better understanding of their own Jewish identity, the world and their own power as future changemakers.
History & Culture
In term three the classes meet at the Jewish Museum of Australia, and focus on Jewish history, art and culture. Highlights include an exploration of the Australian Jewish story and a roots project investigating the girls’ individual family stories of migration and settlement.
The final term at NCJWA (Vic) explores a wide variety of influential roles that Jewish women have undertaken throughout the ages. The participants meet with inspirational Jewish women who are active in making a difference in the Jewish and broader community.