Our Chavayah cohort had a wonderful experience when they visited Masada with their educators from Israel’s Alexander Muss High School . They were learning about the mitzvah of laying tefillin and the educators were telling the students how one of the greatest discoveries of Jewish history was when archaeologists found ancient tefillin in the very vicinity where our students were
This week, a group of Year 7 Bnei Mitzvah students visited Montefiore Homes as part of their tikkun olam (repairing the world) rotation. They spent time talking to the residents and entertaining them. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all.
This week, we celebrated Succot. The whole school, from Creche through to the Senior students had sessions in the Succah where each and every one got to say the blessing over the lulav and etrog. Chag Succot sameach!
As part of their new Jewish Studies initiative, the Year 3 students have been learning a new portion of Torah each week. They have been exploring the significance of the Torah in Jewish tradition and the value of a name, particularly one’s Jewish name. On Tuesday 13 August they had a fascinating excursion that brought their learning to life. They
Let Us Search for a Meaningful Month of Av This Sunday the Jewish world will commemorate the calamities of Tisha B’Av. The entire month of Av has become somewhat synonymous with Jewish tragedy. From the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem to the expulsion of Jews from Spain in the Middle Ages, all the way through to
Last week we welcomed the delegation of students who are visiting from the Arava region of Israel. Bialik has a continuing strong relationship with the Arava and our student exchange is a favourite of the programs we share. Every Winter, a delegation of high school students visit Melbourne and immerse themselves in Jewish Life around the city. Bialik hosts these
On Thursday 25 July, Bialik College students David L, Elisa S, Britney K, Megan S and Ari F participated in the Mikolot Public Speaking Competition, during which they competed against students from the King David School and Leibler Yavneh College. The judges were Shira Chadasha President and Community Leader Mandy Katz, and Mayor of Glein Eira Jamie Hyams. Students were
On Friday 26 July, the Year 8 cohort stayed back after school to enjoy a fabulous Shabbat celebration with our Zio Mads. There was a great line-up of fun activities and a very special community vibe.
At the beginning of the semester, the Year 1 students embarked on a fascinating project to not only make beautiful mezuzot for the new Bialik Creche, but to learn all about the art, the ritual and the meaning of the mezuzah. They were visited by a scribe and got to try out writing with a quill and ink, they spent
This week, the year 7s participated in the annual Jewish Life Cycle Excursion. After learning about the Jewish life cycle in class, students spent the entire day in the Caulfield area, seeing what they learnt about in real life and visiting various significant locations for the wider Jewish community. The students started the day at Kehillat Nitzan, a Conservative Synagogue,