St Kilda Shule provides a warm and inclusive environment and an engaging Rabbinical team in one of Australia’s most stunning Shule interiors to enhance your simchah. Whatever the occasion – baby naming, brit milah, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, aufruff or wedding, we aim to please.

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The Bat Mitzvah programme is an integral part of the St Kilda Shule experience and enriches the transition of our community’s young women through their journey into Jewish adulthood.

Social justice aspects include Tzedakah, cooking with CCare and the Holocaust-focussed Remember Me programme.

St Kilda Shule’s Bat Mitzvah programme focusses on educating Bat Mitzvah girls in fun, engaging and creative ways, because the most meaningful learning takes place when girls are engaged and stimulated. Photography (and a photography competition), cooking, debating, discussing, charity, painting, scrapbooking, ceramic, singing, Shabbat meals and excursions are just some of the many activities of this programme. Our year-long weekly Bat Mitzvah programme, led by Mrs Yael Schneier, covers many aspects of Judaism and the Jewish life-cycle in a way to make the Bat Mitzvah year meaningful. Yael has developed an excellent reputation as a leading educator. The programme culminates in the Bat Mitzvah Ceremony in our beautiful Shule surrounded by family and friends. Many girls also take the opportunity to give a D’var Torah in Shule from the pulpit on a Friday night.

New and lasting friendships are created and cherished for years into the future.

To discuss enrolment, contact the Shule office on 9537 1433 or Yael Schneier on 0429 771 001.

The Bat Mitzvah application form can be downloaded from here.