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We are delighted that many of our young people wish to continue to support and be involved with our community following their B’nei Mitzvah.

As Help teachers, our young people are given the opportunity to observe and assist experienced educators who work with the children aged 3-13 at Or Shabbat and in our B’nei Mitzvah programme.

Our teenagers are given leadership training and experience as well as mentoring and they learn a variety of transferable leadership, planning and facilitation skills which are useful in any walk of life. Some of our teenagers also return to Or Shabbat to offer occasional volunteer support as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, which we are happy to support.

A number of our Help teachers progress to taking on more responsibility as Junior teachers and also become Class teachers, as is the case with one of our current educators who has been with us for 12 years from a student at Or Shabbat to her recent graduation from university!

For more information, contact Daniela Rotbande at the Synagogue office or by email at

Sat, 20 July 2024 14 Tammuz 5784