About Our Jewish Organisation
with a Difference

 

OUR VISION

Our organisation's vision is to foster Jewish values and inspire families to help others through volunteering with Melbourne's most dynamic charities. These five pillars underpin our programs and everything we do. 

TZEDAKAH

GROWTH

COMMUNITY

RESPECT

EMPATHY

Our Story

IT STARTED WITH A DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS

Twelve Batmi is a Jewish community organisation that was formed in 2015 when founder Moran Dvir’s eldest daughter was approaching her bat mitzvah age. A lifelong volunteer, Moran wanted her daughter to experience the same satisfaction and personal gratitude she felt when helping others. Moreover, she hoped that regularly volunteering with her daughter would create a balance to the many parties and celebrations that Yasmin would attend (as well as her own).

 

Moran designed Twelve to be a parent-child program in order to create shared experiences that her daughter would remember for many years to come. In 2016, Thirteen Barmi was formed with the same values and philosophy.

ENRICHING YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

Twelve and Thirteen provide the unique opportunity to give back in a year that can easily be filled with selfies, friends and gifts. The programs give children the opportunity to use their time, energy and skills to help others, shifting their focus from inwards to outwards.

 

As children embark on this special journey with a parent, experiences in the program such as listening to a homeless person tell their story or personally delivering meals to elderly people in a housing estate can spark family discussion outside of the program sessions.

 

Through experiential learning, children expand their understanding  about giving, inequality, and kindness and how and why we should help others. As equal participants in the programs, parents are witness to their growth, expressions of gratitude and curiosity about the world we live in.

OUR AMAZING TEAM

The Board

Moran Dvir

Julian Isaacs

Tory Krause

Dannielle Michaels

Davin Miller

Ronit Joel

Devin Rudaizky

Tammie Slade

 

 

Twelve & Thirteen Crew

Moran Dvir

Jennifer Dew

Natalie Rose

Ronit Joel

Julie Hilton

Leah Miller

Natalie Siegel

Lindy Lifszyc

Rachel Pitt 

Reuvi Cooper

Sophie Oppenheimer 

Yazmin Judd

Our team is passionate about giving families the most unique, enriching and meaningful volunteering experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

 
Founder and Chair, Do Good Volunteers
Board Secretary & Twelve Committee Member
Board Member
Board Member
Twelve & Thirteen Committee
Co-Chair
Twelve & Thirteen Committee
Twelve & Thirteen Committee
Twelve & Thirteen Committee
Twelve & Thirteen Committee
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OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH CHARITIES

Twelve Batmi and Thirteen Barmi are proud to work with some of Australia’s most dynamic, impactful not-for-profit organisations. From established multi-nationals to the most grassroots local organisations, our partners are carefully chosen to provide the most up close and personal experience for our families. 

To enquire about your organisation taking part in our programs, please get in touch.

"Each month I looked forward to all the informative sessions and I have really loved that special time with my daughter.”

Twelve and Thirteen gratefully acknowledges the support of the Besen Family Foundation, The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and Spotlight Foundation. We are truly humbled by their contribution to our vision of fostering Jewish values and inspiring families to help others through volunteering.

OUR PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORTERS

Twelve and Thirteen gratefully acknowledges the support of the Besen Family Foundation, The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and Spotlight Foundation. We are truly humbled by their contribution to our vision of fostering Jewish values and inspiring families to help others through volunteering.

OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS

We are truly grateful for the support of our in kind partners. Their generosity allows us to work smarter, better and with greater efficiency, in turn amplifying our impact on our charity partners and giving our participants the best possible experience in our program. 

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 Register your interest for Twelve or Thirteen now.

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GET IN TOUCH

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information:

 

Jennifer Dew 0419393939         jennifer@twelvethirteen.org

 

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