Our Approach to B’Nei Mitzvah
Ark Centre’s B’Nei Mitzvah Program has run successfully for many years. We have refined our program and are excited to deliver an improved version for 2019.
In 2019 the Program will run on Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Numbers are going to be capped so please do enquire early to secure your spot. 2019 B’Nei commences in February.
Students will be offered a delicious snack on arrival before delving into the activity of the day in small groups.
The Program has been designed to be inclusive, educational, interactive, relevant and a lot of fun!
Those who participate cement and forge friendships with contemporaries as well as exploring their own identity – that is their Jewish identity and as a young person in today’s world. And they do so through creative and engaging sessions that are very different to how they learn at school.
The key elements of this Program are as follows:
- Led by Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann, Rabbi for Programs and Engagement. Rabbi Gabi is young and enthusiastic with significant experience in conducting youth programs. He delivers each session with energy and approachability and very quickly students find, in him, someone who is not just a religious leader and mentor but someone they can engage with, have fun with and respect.
- The Program has been designed to strike a balance between religious and humanist components. It is designed to help these young adults explore what is relevant and meaningful to them, consider the world from different perspectives and learn about some aspects of religious life that will become increasingly important as they become Bar and Bat Mitzvah.
- Sessions are a mix of learning and experience. Participants will be encouraged to think creatively, have a lot of fun and explore what is meaningful to them as Jews and as citizens of the world.
- Sessions are age-appropriate. Participants are not treated like little kids nor like University students. Learning is not conducted in a classroom environment rather via creative, fun activities and ways of exploring interesting and relevant topics.
To learn more please contact Rabbi Gabi on firstname.lastname@example.org
For member and non-member prices and enrolment information please contact Jackie Sher, Events and Programs Manager on email@example.com