Starting this October, The Fed is offering a brand new eight month educational programme.  Young people will have the chance to learn about charity and caring for others with opportunities to volunteer and fundraise.

Our first ever Bar and Bat mitzvah programme is children in years seven and eight. They will get together one Sunday a month, from 2 to 4 pm, over eight months to learn about The Fed and meet people across the generations.

Each session will take place in a different Fed resource covering a different aspect of our work. Sessions will be at Heathlands Village and in the wider community.

Alongside talks, participants will join in a range of sessions – from games or arts and crafts with residents of Heathlands Village, to going out and about involved in volunteering activities.  And there will be a specialist session, using interactive tools, on how to communicate well with people living with dementia

Two of the sessions will be dedicated to fundraising, with a “bag pack” at a local supermarket and a chance to take part in The Fed’s Annual Caring Sunday Telethon.

The programme will culminate in a special ceremony in the Heathlands Village Shul.

The children will also be asked to raise £250 each for The Fed through their own initiatives.

Raphi Bloom, The Fed’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing said about the programme:

“We’re offering a great opportunity for young people to do something really worthwhile at a special time of their lives.

As they enter Jewish adulthood and are understandably showered with attention and presents, it is even more meaningful that they can spend time with, and help, the most needy and vulnerable in our community. Developing an understanding of why this is so vital and taking responsibility for this, will hopefully ensure they are the future leaders of our community.”

To find out more about the programme, which runs from October 2019 to May 2020* contact raphi.bloom@thefed.org.uk or call 0161 772 4789

*Registration closes Sept 13, 2019