The ORT UK Bar/Batmitzvah twinning programme with Muswell Hill Synagogue is proving to be hugely popular, with an unprecedented number of children signed up for 2018/2019.

The UK students meet monthly to explore their Jewish heritage and identity through fun interactive sessions, as well as taking part in a social action and fundraising project.

Participants are partnered with their peers from the ORT network in the former Soviet Union. This year we will be connecting with our schools in Kiev, Ukraine and next spring, the children will journey to meet their counterparts, explore the historical city and take part in a Holocaust memorial ceremony.

Over the next few years, we plan to expand the Bar/Bat Mitzvah programme across a number of synagogues and communities in the UK. Please be in touch if you would like more information.

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  • The highlight of the weekend was definitely meeting my twin Artem. The trip was important to me as I’m very interested in learning about Judaism in other countries.

    Ethan Colton, participant 2017/2018