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Did you miss out on having a Bat Mitzvah at 12? It's not too late!

The Great Synagogue, as part of the ‘Women of Worth’ Weekend, is offering 12 women the opportunity to mark the very significant event of becoming Bat Mitzvah, in a special women's Mincha run by the Sydney Women's Tefilah Group to be held on the WOW Shabbat

4-6pm - 6th July 2019

We’ll be giving 12 adult women over the age of 12 the opportunity to take part in the service to celebrate their connection with Judaism.

 

Read full details below, or jump to Register Your Interest

 

In the lead up, can you…
- Commit to a 2.5hr planning session on Thursday May 30th, 7.15-9.45pm to discuss what the process represents?
 

 

Roles on the day…

12 honours for 12 women over 12 years old

At the women’s mincha there are twelve honours. These will be allocated at the session:

  1. Aliyah #1 – call up to the Bimah, read a short text before the Torah reading
  2. Explanation #1 of the aliyah
  3. Aliyah #2 – call up to the Bimah, read a short text before the Torah reading
  4. Explanation #2 of the aliyah
  5. Aliyah #3 – call up to the Bimah, read a short text before the Torah reading
  6. Explanation #3 of the aliyah
  7. Open the ark for the removal of the Torah
  8. Close the ark for the removal of the Torah
  9. Open the ark for the return of the Torah
  10. Close the ark for the return of the Torah
  11. Hagbaah – raising the Torah
  12. Gelilah – dressing the Torah

 

What you will receive…

- An honour in the shule
- Your name announced as celebrating your Bat Mitzvah
- If you have not been given a Hebrew name, you can be named
- A certificate that you have been honoured at Shabbat Mincha to mark your BM
- Your Hebrew birthdate acknowledged as being the anniversary of your BM
- An annual reminder of your Bat Mitzvah anniversary so you can arrange an honour to mark the day

 

Criteria for acceptance for Bat Mitzvah

You need to:

- Be Halachically Jewish;
- Attend 1 x 2.5 hour session (cost $50 total);
- Make an offering to the Synagogue in honour of the occasion;
- Participate in the Shabbat afternoon service on July 6th 2019;
 

 

Register Your Interest

To register your interest in being part of '12 Over 12' and marking your Bat Mitzvah at The Great, please complete the form below. As there are only 12 spaces, applications will be on a first come, first served basis.

We can help you choose one for the day, in consultation with Rabbi Elton.

Optional Extra

For those wishing to take their studies further the Matan Program is a 10-session 2-hour course that will be run to everyone’s convenience on Sundays or a weeknight, once or twice a month in a private home.

For more information about Matan, click here or contact Jacquie Seemann Charak at info@orchadash.org.au

Sun, 26 May 2019 21 Iyar 5779