Program

Bat Mitzvah

About the program

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 Twelve & Thirteen, the Jewish Museum and the National Council of Jewish Women Australia (Victoria) (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 one afternoon per week during the school term from 4.30 till 6.30 pm in the Caulfield area (except for school holidays, public holidays and Jewish festivals). The total cost of the program is $1150 ($150 non-refundable enrolment fee + $250 per term). There is also an additional cost for the ceremony, which is kept to a minimum.

UJEB's Bat Mitzvah

Registrations are now open for our 2023 program. To find out more or sign up, please contact our Bat Mitzvah Coordinator at ujeb@ujeb.org.au or 03 9523 6844. Note that places in the program are limited.

Bat Mitzvah Program

Testimonials

Program Details

TERM 1

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

TERM 2

Social Action

Run by Twelve and Thirteen, this dynamic program delivers unique and engaging hands-on volunteering sessions which broaden awareness of social issues and provide rewarding opportunities for the girls to give back.

TERM 3

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.

TERM 4

Jewish Women

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.

CLOSING CEREMONY

The presentation in December is an afternoon tea where the girls share what they have learned with family and friends in a joyous celebration. This ceremony is an additional cost.