Interstate Shabbatonim (second half of list) Frequently Asked Questions



**Below are older question for interstate travel**

 

What activities will there be on the Gibushon?

Chanichim will be running the services and assisting the community according to the needs of that shul/community sounds, receiving Chinuch about understanding the larger importance of what it means to be a Modern Orthodox Zionist Jew in the wider community and engaging in fun activities and bonding

 

If I did not attend the Gibushon, can I attend the Shabbatonim in the Second half of the year?

The way the Shabbatonim are structured is that in order to attend the Shabbatonim in the Second half of the year, the chanich/a has to have attended The Gibushon. So don’t think twice and sign up for the Gibushon!

 

I don’t think I can afford the Gibushon. What should I do?

Bnei Akiva has a policy that no one should ever miss out due to financial matters; please see the Subsidies section for more information

 

Where will I be staying during the Gibushon?

Chanichim and Madrichim will be billeted to people’s houses at the beginning and end of the Shabbaton. During Shabbat, Chanichim and Madrichim will be staying over at the Shule their Year Level will be at for the Shabbaton

 

After I sign up for the Gibushon, is there anything else Chanichim need to do?

Yes! As part of the Shabbaton bond, participating Chanichim will be required to attend Bnei Akiva in their respective Sniffim in the three weeks prior to the Shabbaton. That means the: 1st, 8th and 15th of May.

There will also be a mandatory Information Night Session that all participants are required to attend that will be held in respective states in the lead up to the Shabbaton. The date will be communicated to you via email/Social media etc.

Chanichim may also be contacted to prepare relevant activities at Shules which may include: Layning, preparing Parsha Questions, writing Dvar Torahs etc

 

What communities/cities are part of the Shabbatot Shlichut in the Second half of the year?

The cities for the Shabbatot Shlichut are still TBC, but we will announce these cities in due course. The cities will most likely be in states other than Victoria.

 

 For What year Levels are the Shabbatot Shlichut?

The Shabbatot Shlichut, which occurs between August and October are for Years 9,10 and 11 Chanichim. 

 

I cannot attend the Gibushon due to unforeseen circumstances/exams. Can I still be part of the Shabbatot Shlichut?

If you were unable to attend the Gibushon for legitimate reasons, it is up to the discretion of each Snif’s Hanhaga and Rosh Shabbatonim to decide whether a chanich/a would be able to attend The Shabbatot Shlichut. It is by no means that these Shabbatot Shlichut are considered ‘exclusive’, rather the idea for the Shabbatot Shlichut is that the first Shabbaton, ‘The Gibushon’ empowers and readies the Chanich/a for the second half of the year.

 

How much is the Gibushon?

There is an early bird fee and a regular fee for the Gibushon.

Early Bird fees ends Friday 23rd of April 11:00am AEST (Which has now closed):

Melbourne: $190

Sydney: $260

Perth: $390

 

Late Fee ends Thursday 29th of April at 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST. Melbourne Time), (After which sign ups will close)
*This time has been amended to the latest changes:

Melbourne: $240

Sydney: $310

Perth: $440

 

How will my child be transported to and from the airport?

Chanichim will be transported via bus to and from the airport

 

When does the programming start for the Gibushon?

On Thursday the 20th of May in the evening, Chanichim from Sydney and Perth (9,10,11) will be landing in Melbourne and travelling to billet’s houses. 

A billet system will be arranged and the program will begin on the Friday morning 21st of May.

Perth Year 12 Chanichim will be arriving Friday morning.

 

How the billet system will work?

We will be making sure that interstate chanichim will be matched up with at least one other friend from their own state.

All Chanichim from their Year level will be billeted at Melbournians from the same Year level.

E.g. Year 9s from interstate at Year 9 Melbournians houses, Year 10s from interstate at Year 10 Melbournians houses.

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Kehillaton?

The Kehillaton is a set of separately and locally run Shabbatonim in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne for Chanichim of each of those states. It will be held in Melbourne from the 13th-14th of May and Sydney and Perth on the 20th-21st of May for Chanichim and Madrichim. We aim to empower them through education to become involved and give back to their communities.

 

Who is the Kehillaton for?

The Kehillaton is open to all current year 9/10/11/12s. Each year level will spend Shabbat at different shules.

 

What activities will there be on the Kehillaton?

Chanichim will be running the services and assisting the community according to the needs of that shul/community sounds, receiving Chinuch about understanding the larger importance of what it means to be a Modern Orthodox Zionist Jew in the wider community and engaging in fun activities and bonding.

 

What should I pack?
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Spare change of Shabbos clothes
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Pyjamas
Favourite Shabs board game (optional)
Raincoat

 

If I did not attend the Kehillaton, can I attend the Shabbatonim in the Second half of the year?

The way the Shabbatonim are structured is that in order to attend the Shabbatonim in the Second half of the year, the chanich/a has to have attended The Kehillaton. So don’t think twice and sign up for the Kehillaton!

 

I don’t think I can afford the Kehillaton. What should I do?

Bnei Akiva has a policy that no one should ever miss out due to financial matters; please see the Subsidies section for more information

 

Where will I be staying during the Kehillaton?

During Shabbat, Chanichim and Madrichim will be staying over at the Shule their Year Level will be designated to for the Shabbaton.

 

After I sign up for the Kehillaton, is there anything else Chanichim need to do?

Chanichim may be contacted to prepare relevant activities at Shules which may include: Layning, preparing Parsha Questions, writing Dvar Torahs etc

 

What communities/cities are part of the Shabbatot Shlichut in the Second half of the year?

The cities for the Shabbatot Shlichut are still TBC, but we will announce these cities in due course. The cities will most likely be in states other than Victoria.

 

For What year Levels are the Shabbatot Shlichut?

The Shabbatot Shlichut, which occurs between August and October are for Years 9,10 and 11 Chanichim. 

 

I cannot attend the Kehillaton due to unforeseen circumstances/exams. Can I still be part of the Shabbatot Shlichut?

If you were unable to attend the Kehillaton for legitimate reasons, it is up to the discretion of each Snif’s Hanhaga and Rosh Shabbatonim to decide whether a chanich/a would be able to attend The Shabbatot Shlichut. It is by no means that these Shabbatot Shlichut are considered ‘exclusive’, rather the idea for the Shabbatot Shlichut is that the first Shabbaton, ‘The Kehillaton empowers and readies the Chanich/a for the second half of the year.

 

How much is the Kehillaton?

Melbourne: $80

Sydney: $65

Perth: TBA

 

Why is there a bond as part of the final payment?
If Bnei Akiva has to pay any costs or expenses as a result of a Chanich/a not complying with the Shabbaton rules below, Bnei Akiva may use the $100 bond to reimburse itself for those costs or expenses. Any further costs or expenses beyond the $100 bond incurred by Bnei as a result of the behaviour of a Chanich/a, shall be reimbursed by the Chanich/a / the Chanich/a's parents.