Adult Education

Lifelong Jewish education and learning is a “mitzvah”. TBI is proud to offer a range of courses and classes based in Melbourne, with some classes also running online. Learn Hebrew, current affairs, Jewish history and values, and more!

Scholars Series

TBI periodically holds discussions with special guests on a range of relevant and thought-provoking topics relevant to the Jewish community. Our last series featured Rabbi Dr Danny Schiff, and we’ve also heard from such prominent figures as Lynda Ben-Menashe, Michael Gawenda, Peter Wertheim  and Nick Dyrenfurth.

Stay tuned for the details about our next series!

Beit Ha’Midrash

With Rabbi Fred Morgan. 10am-12pm on the 4th Sunday of the month (Special time of 2-4pm on 24 March only).

25 February, 24 March (special time of 2-4pm), 28 April, 26 May, 23 June, 21 July, 25 August, 22 September, 27 October, 24 November, 22 December

Monthly learning based on the Limmud booklet “War & Peace”. Texts from across Jewish and world history. Discussing the texts both as a group and in paired study (chavruta) in a sociable and stimulating environment.

Sponsored in part by Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV)

Introduction to Judaism

TBI’s “Introduction to Judaism” is a year-long program crafted for those seeking a deeper connection to Jewish traditions. The course, featuring interactive sessions every Tuesday from 7.30pm, offers a multi-disciplinary explores beyond traditional texts and covers a broad range of themes.

Gain insights into Jewish history, thought, literature and practices. For those looking into conversion to Judaism in Melbourne, this is a fantastic step.

Contact Us for info on the next intake

Hebrew Course

TBI provides Hebrew classes in Melbourne tailored at various proficiency levels, spanning from beginners to advanced learners. This Hebrew program is specifically crafted for English-speaking adults who predominantly engage with Hebrew through Jewish religious practices (prayers, Torah readings, blessings and rituals, common Jewish phrases).

Learn Hebrew in Melbourne at TBI!

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Pastoral Care Volunteers Training

Starts 6 March at 1pm

With Cantor Michel Laloum

Provides basic certification for volunteer pastoral carers in hospitals

and nursing homes, including how to respond to their spiritual needs. Based on the Healthcare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria curriculum.

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Trope/Leyning Class

Starts Wednesday 18 March at 7.30pm

With Cantor Michel Laloum

Learn the notation and cantillation of Torah trope. Completion will see you able to join the ranks of our Torah leyners, with the option to join in the focal point of the Shabbat Shacharit service.

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Parashat HaShavua (Torah Study)

Saturdays, 9am

Join our Parashat HaShavua study group, led by one of our rabbis, where we delve into the Torah portion of the week. The classes often include an exciting discussion of Jewish life and values, alongside traditional learning. No prior knowledge is necessary – come and let’s bring Torah to life together!

This class is held both in person or online by clicking here.