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An ACT Jewish Community Inc children's engagement program




Canberra Tnua Zionit (CaTZ) is a pluralist Zionist and Jewish youth movement and is the only Zionist and Jewish youth movement in Canberra. It has an integral role in Canberra's Jewish communal life. It serves an essential social function for our school-age children, ages 5-12 years.

CaTZ is run by dedicated and passionate volunteer youth leaders (madrichim) who offer engaging activities that focus on Judaism as a culture and way of life, Zionism and Israel education, team building and communication skills, and Jewish socialisation.

Participants make life-long friendships and form important bonds outside the formal learning in the Cheder and Nativ programs. 

CaTZ participants who also attend Cheder/Nativ in the mornings are reminded to bring their own kosher lunch or snack.

The Nativ program participants who have aged out of CaTZ are encouraged to start their journey towards becoming youth leaders by training as madrichim at CaTZ under the guidance of an experienced team. 

For more information about CaTZ, please contact the ACTJC Office (


How to enrol in the CaTZ program on Sunday 11:45am - 1.15pm.

This year, CaTZ will meet once a month on Sunday during the ACT school term on dates scheduled and displayed on the ACTJC online calendar. Registration is per semester (ie 2 school terms) and closes when the semester starts. The group does not run during school holidays.

The link to the ENROLMENT PAGE for Sunday's Education and CaTZ programs is HERE. 



The ACT Jewish Community's CaTZ program is affiliated with the Australasian Zionist Youth Council.



Expression of Interest 
to join the CaTZ program as voluntary madrichim
Step 1: A few contact details:
Step 2:  Please answer the following questions before submitting your expression of interest: 
If not, you will need to provide documents to prove you are eligible to work in Australia.

The Working with Vulnerable People Scheme was enacted in 2012 and aimed to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT. The WWVP Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to undergo a background check and become registered. The background check consists of a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Once registered, a standard WWVP registration lasts for three years.

Information on the WWVP card and registration can be found on the Access Canberra website.
 Step 3: After Submission 
Once you submit this form it is sent to the Education Leadership team via the office. A leader will contact you to discuss your Expression of Interest and the next steps within a few days.

If you have any further questions or haven't been contacted after 7 days, please email the office staff at
Thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to meeting you.


Wed, 24 April 2024 16 Nisan 5784