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Avital’s recent Bat Mitzvah took place on Saturday 17 September. Her speech at Dianella Shule was about her Parsha Ki Tavo, which she explained to me is all about curses and blessings -but she, happily, chose to speak about some of the blessings and how they relate to us today. Avital then took part in a ‘kiddush’ with the whole shule, alongside her Year 6 peers. Her family f ...

Natanel explained that his Bar Mitzvah fell during the time of Tisha B’av, a three-week period when celebrations are not allowed, and so it was moved from 6 August to 13 August 2022. It was a special time made even more special by having Natanel’s grandparents fly to Perth from Israel to be with him at Dianella Shule. The Parsha subject was the last book of the Torah, sometim ...

The night before Josh’s Bar Mitzvah, he enjoyed what sounded like a fabulous meal with family friends – chicken soup, more chicken, followed by apple cake and ice cream. This set him up well for his reading at Dianella Shule on the 3rd of September, when he read aloud sections 1, 2, 3 and 7 of the Parsha Shoftim. The Parsha involves (amongst other things) Moses reviewing the I ...

Anybody who thinks that the youths of today are unable to communicate clearly wasn’t at the Carmel School Year 9 entrepreneurs’ pitch session this week. I was so impressed by our students’ ability to not only come up with an innovative entrepreneurial idea, but also to market and launch it. On offer were scented candles, glasses frames, electronic organising software, stationer ...

Year 12 student and Judaica Captain for 2022, Rebecca S, has been recognised this term for her exceptional leadership skills and community engagement. Her passion and diligence in being a leader at School has led her to be a finalist in the Young Women in Public Affairs Award executed by Zonta International this year. A global organisation formed to empower women, Zonta Intern ...

Years 10 and 11 students were privileged to receive a presentation from guest speakers of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Australia. It was an engaging morning, with the speakers enlightening students about life in the desert. The students learnt about JNF in Israel, the world leaders in agricultural development, and about the inspiring start-up cyber technologies being develop ...

To our dear Perth Jewish Community, As we approach Rosh Hashana, we thank Hashem for the past year and look forward to the slightly brighter news that the global pandemic appears to be ending. We pray that this be the case and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected across the globe from all manner of loss and harm this past year. The military conflict in Israel ...

As we near the end of the term, students and teachers are tired but working hard until the very end. As I write this post, the Year 12 students are immersed in their exams and many other students are working towards their final assessments before the holidays. The announcement of next Thursday’s unexpected public holiday resulted in a sleepless night for me, as I realised ther ...

It has been a very busy couple of weeks for me and although not managing to write my post did lead to various personal guilt issues, I was gratified that several people noticed and asked why I had failed them in this respect. Having thought that my mum and sister were the only people who actually read it, it was pleasing to learn that this is not the case. My recent trip to Me ...

Carmel School is pleased to welcome Diane-Smith AO to be the Keynote Speaker at our 2022 Carmel Business Breakfast, which will run from 7.00am – 9.00am on Tuesday 8 November. Diane Smith-Gander AO is a professional company director with an accomplished business career, 40 years in the making, spanning many industries and countries, with experience at some of Australia’s larges ...