I came one week late so the depth of the first week can be compared to the kiddies rock pool in Bondi beach. From the moment I arrived everyone welcomed me and I felt at home even though I was in a country that was almost the geographical polar opposite of Australia.
I met so many new people and forged new friendship that I know will last a life time. The endless banter, inside jokes and outright ridiculousness that occurred made the trip that much more amazing.
Our son started year 5 at Moriah this year. I was a bit concerned when they decided to only have alef and bet streams for Ivrit this year and no gimmel, as this would be a big challenge for him coming into such an immersive environment.
But I have been pleasantly surprised when helping him with his Hebrew homework at how well beautifully he reads which has been helping him keep up.
Credit goes to all the great work that you do at BJE. What a great contribution make to our children's lives!
Jonathan BenjaminParent - Clovelly Public School
Since being a madrich I have only had the opportunity to take the older years or mainly year 11/12, so this year having the year 7/8 group was very different. Seeing year 7/8 in discussion was something I hadn’t seen before, I couldn’t believe how involved they were, it was truly amazing.
Their overall response to camp was that they found it amazing and wanted to know if we had more camps running throughout the year. Most of them didn’t come from a religious household so seeing a full Shabbat with shule service and dinner was pretty different for them, and I think those were the chanichim that enjoyed it the most.
All of the chanichim loved their madrichim and were sad to leave after having such an amazing time
BJE’s Emet Israel Programme for 2016 has started and is now in full swing! After jetting out of Sydney and Melbourne a week ago, the Year 10 students taking part now have a packed and exciting schedule not only learning about Israel but also experiencing it first-hand. This year BJE has a record 73 students […]
Yom tov season is finally finished, but not before students had opportunity to learn about the festival of Sukkot and get some hands-on action with etrog and lulav. Special thanks to Rabbi Paul Lewin who visited some of our schools as part of our activities for Sukkot.
This year Project Heritage has been running in a number of schools including Coogee PS, Lane Cove PS, Maroubra Junction PS, Bondi PS, Rose Bay PS, Bellevue Hill PS, St Ives North PS, and Woollahra PS. In the past three weeks 5 Project Presentations have been held in various schools. As part of the Project, students […]