About Our Jewish
with a Difference
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.
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
Twelve & Thirteen Crew
Our team is passionate about giving families the most unique, enriching and meaningful volunteering experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Moran DvirFounder and Chair, Do Good Volunteers
Ronit JoelBoard Secretary & Twelve Committee Member
Julian IsaacsBoard Member
Devin RudaizkyBoard Member
Natalie RoseTwelve & Thirteen Committee
Reuvi CooperTwelve & Thirteen Committee
Rachel PittTwelve & Thirteen Committee
Sophie OppenheimerTwelve & Thirteen Committee
Lindy LifszycTwelve & Thirteen Committee
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.
OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH CHARITIES
OUR PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORTERS
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.
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
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.