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Candlesticks

The candle is very significant in Jewish life. Fire is one of the basic elements of the world. It is frightening, as well as warm

Chai – the number 18

The Hebrew word chai means ‘life’ in English. Judaism places great value on life and the word ‘chai’ has become symbolic of that value and

Challah

Challah is the traditional plaited bread especially baked for Friday night and Saturday daytime (Shabbat) and other holidays. Although it is customary to home bake

Change of School Notification

Has your child changed the school they attend? Please notify us using the form below and help us to keep you ‘in the loop’.

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

Chanukah Explained for Kids

What is Chanukah and Why do we Celebrate It? Chanukah is a holiday that lasts 8 days (and nights) and happens every year in late

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

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

Chassidic Song

“Serve the Lord with joy, and come before Him with singing,” wrote the psalmist. Music played a pivotal role in ancient Jewish observance. The advent

Chassidic Tales

Chassidic Judaism has produced much weighty commentary and scholarship, yet simple folk tales have always been intrinsic to the movement. The Chassidic masters used stories

Chet (Hebrew Letter)

The letter CHET is equal to the number eight and is referred to as the letter of Life. The number eight signifies the eight days

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Learning through meaningful experiences is what BJE is all about. This allows our children to experience the joy of lighting candles, saying Brochas and eating delicious Challah.
Wishing everyone Shabbat Shalom 🕯🕯
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Getting ready for Rosh Hashanah🍎 through fun activities in the classroom - sudoku puzzles, drawings🖍, and lots of great reflective discussions bring this special Jewish holiday to life! ...

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We are beyond excited!🥳 In just 13 weeks’ time, 🗓 our biggest group EVER will go to Israel 🇮🇱on the Nesiah Israel Program! 🛫

Our Nesiah group consists of:

🔵 168 Jewish Year 10 students,
who attend non-Jewish schools from all around Australia.

🔵 There are 5 senior staff

🔵 10 Madrichim travelling with them.

We can’t wait to share this adventure with you! 🤩
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How would you make the world a better place? Our year 1 and 2 students had a great brainstorming session about how they could change the world through the kindness of words - an important Jewish value. ...

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Aptly timed for the day after Yom Kippur - Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to volunteer with you child (school Yr 5-12) and give back 🤗
Numbers limited to 20-25 families (1 parent/1 child) per session so please
Book ASAP: tinyurl.com/jwave4threadtogether
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