Friday 20 July, 4.30 pm - 6.40 pm 

The Sha'arei Tsedek B'nei Mitzvah programme offers a dynamic two year Jewish Studies and Bar/Batmitzvah preparation course. The programme has been devised by members of the Rabbinic and teaching teams, who have vast experience in this area of Jewish Education.

Term dates and holidays - 2018


Term commences - 5 January 

Half Term - Friday 9 and Friday 16 February

Term ends - 16 March

Term commences - 13 April

Half Term - Friday 25 May and Friday 1 June

Term ends - 20 July

Our Vision ....

Is to work together throughout our Jewish working journey to make the B’nei Mitzvah programme a fulfilling experience for students, families and the community.

We meet…

Friday afternoons/evenings at the Synagogue from 4.30 pm onwards during term time. Classes finish at 6.40 pm followed by the Erev Shabbat Service at 6.45 pm.

Course information ....

Students generally embark on this journey from school year 7 and are contracted to complete the entire course. The syllabus is age appropriate and is designed to be a thought provoking experience. Topics covered include: - festivals, Siddur liturgy, social issues, morals and ethics, equality, sexuality, social media, bullying, the just society and tikkun olam (healing the world). These and other diverse themes are explored from traditional Jewish attitudes through to a more modern progressive approach.

Students are prepared to read from the Torah and to conduct sections of the Shabbat Service on the day of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Each student is issued with their own “personal passport” which is used to record Shabbat and Festival Service attendances which form part of the students’ obligations. There is also provision in the passport to record extracurricular activities to enhance their Jewish experience and identity, such as watching films and reading books of a Jewish nature. Students are expected to complete a personal tsedakah project which should be recorded in the passport together with details of visiting other Synagogues etc.

The Rabbinic and teaching teams meet individual families regularly throughout the whole process to offer ongoing support to encourage students to achieve their maximum potential.

Many students stay on after their own two year programme to help newer students achieve their potential.

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