B’Nei Mitzvah

ARK Centre was founded on the core fundamental principal of making Modern Orthodox Judaism genuinely modern and approachable. We are about forging connections – with self, with others, with the community. We have been running B’Nei Mitzvah Program for several years from our temporary premises in Lovell St and now our beautiful Cato St home. Our approach is grounded in teaching an inclusive, approachable, relevant Jewish-ness to participants in the lead up to Bar / Bat Mitzvah
Our approach to B’Nei Mitzvah is consistent with our overall approach – it is aligned with our three core pillars being; Tikkun Olam, Spirituality and Wellbeing.

Our Approach

Our Program is broken down into three core areas…

Tikkun Olam

Ensures our young participants understand the importance of giving and making the world a better place

Spirituality

Ensures our young participants understand the importance of giving and making the world a better place

Wellbeing

Ensures our young participants understand the importance of giving and making the world a better place

Tikkun Olam…Includes 8-week Stand Up program + 2 weeks additional discussion / activities. Our participants choose a charity they want to support over the year. Participants share with each other ‘the story’ of their chosen charity.

Spirituality…Covers a range of aspects of what it means to be a Modern Orthodox Jew today. We look at….Jewish identity & meaning behind our practices and laws & their relevance today.

Wellbeing…Looks at all aspects of the individual. We look at….mindfulness, healthy eating, working as a team, physical activity and more.

Additional Aspects of the Program:

Who is the Program Suited To?

  • Age / Year Level…
    Girls entering Grade 5 or 6 in 2017 & Boys entering Grade 6 or Year 7 in 2017 (i.e. year before, or of, Bar / Bat Mitzvah)
  • Attitude…
    Looking to expand their minds, thoughtful, curious, fun. Wants to share their experience with others their age and also keen to participate in their own project(s)
  • Religious Beliefs…
    No requirements. Anyone who is open to thinking and learning is more than welcome

Sessions and Logistics:

  • Commencing in February
  • Fridays 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • 10 sessions per Term for three terms.
  • Healthy snack provided
  • Participants and their families stay on for Kabbalat Shabbat service when possible (minimum once per month)
  • Some activities require participants leaving ARK Centre premises (e.g. girls visit to the mikvah / activity in the park). Parents are always advised when this is. Permission slip provided along with the welcome letter, to be returned by first session
  • In Addition…
    • One Shabbat morning per month
      • Shabbat lunch is provided for participant and their families…and all the congregation
      • Dates are provided at the beginning of each term

Program Fees:

Like everything we do at ARK Centre we have Member and Non-Member pricing.

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