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Step Up is proudly supported by Gandel Philanthropy

Learn more about Stand Up's relationship with Gandel Philanthropy


What is Step Up?

Young people are growing up in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. They can see, perhaps more than any generation that has come before them, the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead. Our Step Up education program gives B'nei Mitzvah aged students the opportunity to take a step up into their Jewish adulthood by understanding the responsibilities and challenges that come with adulthood. Step Up enhances the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year by providing a pivotal learning curve for students to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. The program empowers young Jewish Australians to become leaders in their community, guided by core Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), Tzedakah (justice) and Chessed (kindness) to create positive change in the world.
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our 'term' program

Offered as seven 1.5 hour sessions on Sunday afternoon, Step Up term programs explore some of the most pressing social justice issues facing young Australian's today and what it means, or rather what it looks like to become a champion for change. Each session has an individual focus which ties back to Jewish values as motivators for justice. Topics covered in the term program: 

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our 'intensive' program

Step Up intensives are a holiday program designed to explore social justice in the world around us. Combining elements of our term program with excursions, intensive programs are a great way to get your child thinking about the challenges facing our global community. 

Our impact

The Social Justice Summit was an incredible day, and I can't thank you enough for putting it on. This needs to become an annual event that I can bring my friends and family too. Everyone needs to hear this and be inspired to action." - SJS attendee