Bat and Bar Mitzvahs

Your child’s Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah at Shira will be an experience like no other. Girls and boys alike are encouraged to read from the Torah and speak before the congregation. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through everything from lessons to the Kiddush.


Bnei Mitzvah Program

A significant part of having your bar/bat mitzvah at Shira is the learning process that accompanies this milestone. At Shira we believe that this learning extends beyond reading from the Torah. Our Program is  different to others in Melbourne in its focus on child-centered learning and egalitarianism. Our course is all about finding the ways in which each individual young adult best connects to their Judaism and their Bar or Bat Mitzvah process.

Visit our Simcha FAQ for more info, and be sure to click here for details about this year's Bnei Mitzvah program.

If you have any questions, or to book a simcha, please contact us.

"The bat mitzvah was a true rite of passage and transformation that comprised many aspects and layers...She took her full space as a ritual leader in the congregation, and did so with such grace, charm and intentionality. It was deeply moving for everyone, and not only for me her mother. 

It makes a difference not only to have women who are willing and able to read Torah, but the presence of active young women taking ritual leadership encourages women both younger and older to take their place and have their voice in community".

- Rabba Melanie Landau reflecting on her daughter's Bat Mitzvah at Shira Hadasha. 
Rabba Melanie Landau (left) and her daughter (right)

Rabba Melanie Landau (left) and her daughter (right)