Spiritgrow’s shule (‘Spiritshul’) is known for its informality, friendliness, and loyalty to Jewish spiritual teachings. It is led by its youthful Rabbi and Director, Menachem Wolf, who epitomises warmth, wisdom, and genuine love for everyone. Services are punctuated by meditation, running commentary, humour, and niggun, attracting Jews from all over town. Both men, women and children participate, and the Spiritshul Kiddush is a magnet, not least through its epic cholent. A Friday night candle-lit service is a total immersion experience taking one back to the Altneushul of the Maharal of Prague. A band often provides a musical ‘jump-start’ to Erev Shabbat davening, raising spirits and often resulting in circle dancing. ‘Spiritshul’ is not just a spiritual shul – it is an experience.
Spiritgrow is a unique community by any standards. Its eclectic and altruistic enthusiastic membership has created a centre characterised by spiritual endeavour, natural curiosity, and non-judgmental posture. Spiritgrow is described as avant-garde by some and innovative by others. Most of all, it is Melbourne’s most informal and friendliest community. You will find opportunities to explore Jewish Meditation and Relaxation, exploration of Tradition Texts, Kabbala, Health and Wellness, Personal Management, Strengthening Relationships, and more. Spiritgrow lives up to its name as a holistic Jewish community, and more.
Spiritual mentoring service for soon-to-be-wed couples
Your wedding is your and your fiancé’s magical day. Its significance is reflected in Judaism’s labyrinth of marriage rituals. Rabbi Menachem Wolf helps couples seamlessly navigate these rituals and appreciate their meditational significance.
Drawing on ancient Jewish wisdoms, relationship research and peppered with a healthy dose of humour, Rabbi Menachem will do more than enable you and your fiancé to access the transformative spiritual energy of your wedding day. He will teach you how to continuously deepen your love for each other, as you travel the rollercoaster of life, for many years to come.
Rite of Passage
Tailored and experiential learning program for soon to be Bar and Bat Mitzvah youth
Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s are a period of transition, where children take their first definitive steps toward the autonomy of adulthood. They begin to explore themselves and their world through a new set of lenses that are gifted to them at this point of their lives. But this period comes with its challenges. Supportive guidance is key.
Our Rite of Passage is designed to arm your child with a value-framework that will empower them to safely explore their developing cognitive and emotional sides, unique abilities and navigate emerging challenges. Together with a private mentor and at their own pace, your child will explore our rich heritage and timeless traditions, and how to be a healthy teenager in the 21st century.
The program is tailored to each student. It will celebrate your child’s unique qualities and teach them how to treasure their distinct spiritual narrative, as only they know how. Your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony will be much more than a nostalgic ritual. It will be an empowering moment.