Give

In moments of joy, sadness or memory we Jews embrace the opportunity to support our community. We invite you to be part of this tradition of giving.

In moments of joy, sadness or memory we traditionally embrace the opportunity to support our community. We invite you to be part of this tradition of giving.

Chai is both the Hebrew word for life and the Hebrew equivalent for the number eighteen. As an expression of the value of life itself, you may select to make a contribution in multiples of chai (eighteen).

To make a donation online, please click here.

Donations can also be made via direct deposit (EFT) through online banking, or by phone or email.

Account name: Temple Beth Israel
BSB: 013 214
Account no.: 1989 39098

* Please record in the transaction note to which of the below you would like to make your donation:

  • TBI General Fund – supports ongoing activities, programs and services
  • PJCF: Progressive Jewish Cultural Fund (tax deductible) – supports our cultural events and experiences
  • CJES: Council for Jewish Education in Schools (tax deductible) – supports our educational programs
  • A Special Project, e.g., nourish, Click & Connect

* Please also specify if your donation is:

  • an Aliyah donation in honour of a lifecycle event
  • a Yahrzeit donation in memory of a loved one

Designed by Venice-based Israeli artist Michal Meron, the Illustrated Torah is a beautiful work of art and piece of Judaica. Generously donated by Alla and Mark Medownick, the scroll is named in honour of Alla’s late mother, Susanna Geiro.

Each panel of the scroll depicts the weekly parashah and haftarah through a unique painting, providing an opportunity for viewers, especially the young, to understand and engage with the Torah in a new way.

The scroll is housed in a purpose-built multimedia case at the entrance to TBI’s main sanctuary.

Sponsor a parashah

TBI members are invited to sponsor, in perpetuity, one of the available parashiyot. Major sponsorships ($1,800) can be dedicated in honour of your own or child’s b’nei mitzvah portion, or that of a recent aufruf, or in memory of a loved one.

If your favoured parashah is already sponsored, or if a major sponsorship is out of your budget, a $180 sponsorship is also available.

The founders of our Synagogue chose to place a memorial board at the rear of the Sanctuary knowing that members and friends would find great meaning in ensuring that their loved ones were memorialised in such a sacred and
substantial space.

In the decades since, our memorial boards have grown with our community, but we have never forgotten those whose names and lives have been remembered for perpetuity.

Each inscription commemorates a person who was special to those who remember them. They are a touching visual remembrance as well as a comforting marker for family members.

To make a donation online, please click here.

Donations can also be made via direct deposit (EFT) through online banking, or by phone or email.

For a preview of each parashah design, please click here.

For expressions of interest in sponsoring a parashah, please contact us.

To dedicate an inscription on our memorial board, please click here to download the Memorial Board Form, or contact us.

The mission of the TBI L’dor Vador Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and provide opportunities for the community to financially assist TBI to achieve its mission for generations to come.

As well as donations, the Foundation offers an opportunity to make a tangible and lasting gift through a bequest in your will. The Foundation recognises and honours those who have notified the Foundation of their intention to leave a bequest.

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website.

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