St Kilda Shule provides the elegant and stylish environs and a warm and welcoming ministerial team to enhance your simchah, whatever the occasion – baby naming, brit milah, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, aufruff or wedding.
The Bar Mitzvah programme is an integral part of the St Kilda Shule experience and enrich the transition of our youth through their journey into Jewish adulthood. While together at times, most often the boys’ and girls’ programmes are run independently.
Social justice aspects include Tzedakah, cooking with CCare and the Holocaust-focussed Remember Me programme.
StKldBarmi_PHT_0544Our Bar Mitzvah programme is presented by Rabbi Yaakov Glasman and Rabbi Hillel Nagel. Given the number of Bar Mitzvah boys in the programme, we have a February and July intake each running for a year. Our program is designed to be educational, interactive, practical, and above all fun. While we cover all aspects of the Jewish calendar, Jewish life cycle and Jewish tradition – it will not be the curriculum covered in Jewish day schools. The program will imbue the boys with life lessons about Jewish identity and leadership and also enable them to form lifelong friendship with other boy and girls from the St Kilda Shule community. It also includes a photography competition.
The weekly interactive program (with activities, presentation and excursions) runs 3 weeks a month on a Sunday and the final week of each month on a Shabbat morning allowing for the boys to become comfortable with the conduct of Shabbat services.
We also run a Shammes roster program, where the boys are rostered to assist with the distribution of Shabbat/Yom Tov honours and learn leadership.
Finally, we run Sunday morning Tefillin breakfasts approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.
Bar Mitzvah semester 2, 2016
For an example, see the letter sent to families prior to the start of the July 2016 intake, here.
To discuss enrolment, contact the Shule office on 9537 1433.
The Bar Mitzvah application form can be downloaded from here or you can complete the form online here.