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The North Shore Synagogue offers a wide ranging and interactive Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah programme.
Under the tutelage of Rabbi Lewin, the Bar Mitzvah student is guided through the Bar Mitzvah journey. Each Tuesday evening during the school term, from 7.15 to 8.00, the boys meet as a group to learn about the basic principles of Judaism, the structure and workings of the synagogue and its services as well as core beliefs. In addition, every Bar Mitzvah boy is rostered on as a Shammash which helps familiarise him with our Shabbat and Yom Tov services, the community, providing them with an active role in the running of the shul service. Our programme is tailored to the ability of each individual student and we work together with qualified Hebrew teachers to assist in their ability to shine on the day.
The girls, under the guidance of Rebbetzin Talya, participate in a fascinating twelve month course, learning about the basic principles of Judaism, the festivals and how to run a Jewish home. The Rebbetzin works closely with each of them to prepare a D’var Torah which is educational and meaningful to the girls, based on a topic covered during the course. During summer months, Bat Mitzvah students are invited to our Friday evening services to light the Shabbat candles.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah students enjoy a Shabbaton as well as group outings – spending time with their peers.
On their special day the Bar Mitzvah and the Bat Mitzvah are treated as royalty with the service and sermons focused on them.
We at The North Shore Synagogue pride ourselves on providing all Bar and Bat Mitzvah students the perfect gateway to a lifetime of Jewish learning.
Please contact The North Shore Synagogue office, 9416 3710, to discuss booking your child into our programme.