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Jewish Symbols

Welcome to the Jewish Symbols section of our website. To learn about a Jewish symbol, please click on a link in the Table of Contents

'Major' and 'Minor' Fast Days

Over the course of a Jewish year, there are a number of fast days. Two of these fast days, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and

Food for Purim

Hamantashen This is probably the most popular food eaten on Purim. It is a triangular, three-cornered pastry that is usually filled with either a poppyseed

The Megillah

The Scroll of Esther – ‘the’ Megillah, or Megillat Esther The Megillah, also known as Megillat Esther or the Scroll of Esther, tells the story

Purim

WHAT IS PURIM AND WHEN DO WE CELEBRATE IT? Purim is a joyous festival. It celebrates the story from the Book of Esther in which

The Fast of Esther (Ta'anit Esther)

When do we observe the Fast of Esther? The Fast of Esther, called Ta’anit Esther in Hebrew, is observed before Purim, usually on the 13th of the

The Tu biSh'vat Seder

Origins of the Tu BiSh’vat Seder During the 16th century, Safed (Tsfat in Hebrew) became the centre of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Kabbalists developed new meanings

Chanukah Prayers & Blessings

Throughout Chanukah, one recites the Full Hallel, after the morning Amidah.  Al HaNisim (For the Miracles) is added to each Amidah prayer and to the

The Chanukiah

Lighting the Chanukiah The only specific mitzvah involved with Chanukah is the lighting of the chanukiah (Chanukah menorah or candelabrum) on each of the eight

Chanukah Symbols & Foods

Symbols Chanukiah (Chanukah Menorah) The term ‘menorah’ means ‘candelabrum’ and refers to the candelabrum found in the Temple in ancient Jerusalem. Some people also speak

Chanukah

What is Chanukah and When Do We Celebrate It? The name ‘Chanukah’ (also spelt ‘Hannukah’ in English) means ‘dedication’. The name of this Jewish festival

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BJE is seeking applications from Hebrew Teachers who are looking for part time teaching positions.

If you are keen to join our dynamic team of teachers, both PS and HS, please email us at info@bje.nsw.edu.au for more information.
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BJE is proud to introduce “Nesiah”, our reimaged, unique bespoke Year 10 Israel Experience.
This is a 5 week Israel program that takes place during the December/January holidays.

BJE is seeking applications from Senior Jewish Educators, who are interested in joining our incredible team of staff for the duration of the program. If you are passionate, have lots of energy, a good sense of humour and demonstrated skills in looking after eager year 10 students, please email us at jo@bje.nsw.edu.au for more details.
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Today, on Yom Hashoah, we remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Never forget. Never again.

#yomhashoah #holocaustremembrance
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Welcome to term 2 in your Jewish Journey!

Our 6 pillars that make up our mission are:
- Formal learning and experiential knowledge 📚
- Jewish Identity ✡
- Year K-12 family engagement 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧
- Social and community connection 🤝
- A love for Israel 🇮🇱
- Alumni 🎓
Your child can start their Jewish Journey at any point, and explore whichever of our pillars work best for them to create their own meaningful and engaging journey.

To learn more visit bje.org.au/new-jewish-journey/
#connectyourway #BJE
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