Muswell Hill Synagogue
Metzora 12/13 April 2019 7.38pm 8.43pm


Youth Activities and Learning at Muswell Hill Synagogue:

Youth Director: Josh Gaventa –


R-Club (Years 7 – 9)

Bnei Mitzvah (Year 7 & 8)

ORT UK Twinning Program (Year 7)

GCSE Religious Studies (Year 9 & 10)

Leadership Opportunities (Year 9 – 13)


Years 7 – 9

Cost: £5

R-Club is our weekly Social Club in the Synagogue. Led by our able group of Youth Leaders in Year 12 and 13, R-Club is an opportunity to relax, have fun and meet up with your friends while engaging in fun activities. From boxing and Krav Maga to FIFA and movie nights to interesting talks R-Club is a place to learn and develop your skills and interests.

R-Club Timings 2018/19:

Thursday Evenings

Year 7 – 18:30-20.00

Year 8 & 9 – 20.00-21.00

This web page is under construction. For information about Bnei Mitzvah, GCSE or Leadership Opportunities please contact Josh Gaventa –

Bnei Mitzvah:

Years 7 & 8

The Muswell Hill Bnei Mitzvah program, now in its 3rd year, is a perfect way for your child to start their Bnei Mitzvah years in our community. The program focuses on three key areas: Jewish Literacy, Identity and Responsibility. We provide the students with vital Jewish knowledge and tools in their Bar and Bat Mitzvah years. They are encouraged to use these tools to explore what their Jewish identity means for them as they grow up.

Bnei Mitzvah Year 7 – Brochure

Bnei Mitzvah Timings 2018/2019:

Thursday Evening

Year 7: 17:00 – 18:30

Year 8: 18:30 – 20:00*

*Year 8 Bnei Mitzvah classes are held periodically throughout the year, contact Josh () for more information.

ORT UK Twinning Program:

Year 7

The ORT UK Bar/Bat Mitzvah twinning programme connects Jewish children in the UK with children from our partner countries in the Baltic States and FSU. As they embark on this emotive and meaningful journey, the children learn about their own family roots, history and Jewish migration.

The trip to visit our partner school/s is an opportunity to connect with pupils and parents of the ORT schools and to see the impact of ORT ‘s work in the region. Along with their parents, our young people spend time visiting places of interest in this historic community as well as sharing many emotional spiritual moments.

GCSE Religious Studies (AQA):

Year 9 & 10

Join your friends and complete a GCSE in Religious Studies at Muswell Hill Synagogue. For more information contact Josh Gaventa –

Leadership Opportunities:

There are lots of opportunities for our young people to undertake leadership roles in our community.

Head of R-Club: (Year 13)

Take on the responsibility of planning and rolling out exciting R-Club sessions for our Year 7 & 8s. Working with Josh Gaventa, you will have a real say in the direction R-Club sessions take. It will be your responsibility to manage the R-Club Youth Leaders alongside the Youth Director.

R-Club Youth Leader: (Year 12 & 13)

Become an R-Club Youth Leader and join your friends in running R-Club on a weekly basis. You will learn valuable behaviour management and ‘Hadracha’ skills as well as have a great time with the Year 7 & 8s.

Rishon (Cheder) Classroom Assistant: (Year 9 – 13)

Become a Rishon Classroom Assistant and work with the class teacher to run interesting and engaging lessons for children of Primary school age. You will be a valuable part of the Rishon team as well as learning valuable skills for your CV and future career. This role can be done as part of your Duke of Edinburgh Award.

For more information about the Rishon Cheder.

For more information on how to apply to any of the above roles, please contact Josh Gaventa –