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We offer several ways of enabling our post B’nei Mitzvah students to remain active and involved with the synagogue. The first way is our GCSE in Jewish Studies, which is offered to all post B’nei Mitzvah students.  This is a two-year study course with weekly sessions currently offered on a Wednesday evening. We also hold Kabbalat Torah sessions monthly on Friday evenings from 5:15-7:15pm.

After graduating as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, some of our young people assist us as Help teachers and young leaders working with the children of our community at Or Shabbat.

We also hold social events in tandem with other synagogue communities as well as a European Residential trip for 14-16 year olds. every other year

We also encourage a number of post B’nei Mitzvah students and their families to return to take mitzvoth in our service, and to lead the first part of the service.

For more information, contact Yael Roberts at the Synagogue office or by email

For further information on our activities for children and teens, do read our brochures below (though click here for information for babies and tots):

For Children aged 3-10

For Children aged 11-13

For Children aged 13+


  1. Pastoral Care and Safeguarding of Children at Westminster Synagogue
  2. Safeguarding Statement
  3. Westminster Synagogue Policies relating to our Education Programmes
Mon, 21 June 2021 11 Tammuz 5781