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Lifelong Jewish learning is a “mitzvah”.

TBI is proud to offer a myriad of learning opportunities for all age groups.

For Adults - Highlights

Hebrew Course

TBI offers Hebrew classes for beginners through to advanced, with the Hebrew language course designed for English-speaking adults who primarily encounter the Hebrew language through Jewish religious life (prayers, Torah readings, the blessings and rituals of Jewish home observances, and words or phrases from Jewish culture).

Hebrew Beginner Classes start Tuesday 6 February

Hebrew Intermediate Classes start Thursday 8 February

Tuesdays at 7.30pm

“Introduction to Judaism” is a customised, year-long program of adult Jewish learning offered by TBI, to support individuals and families interested in deepening their knowledge and experience of Judaism.

Introduction to Judaism provides students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences with the chance to go beyond the text and enjoy a multi-disciplinary program that explores a broad range of themes.

Classroom sessions take place on Tuesdays 7.30-9.15pm, with each session featuring a uniquely designed lesson.

This introductory course provides a fascinating bird’s-eye view of Jewish history, thought, literature and practice.

Parashat HaShavua (Torah Study)

Saturdays, 9am

Parashat HaShavua is a study group led by one of the rabbis, focusing on the Torah portion of the week, with commentaries from Jewish tradition used to supplement learning and stimulate discussion. Join us as we bring Torah to life! No prior knowledge required.

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

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 28 July, 25 August, 22 September, 27 October, 24 November, 22 December

Monthly exploration inspired by the themes in the Limmud booklet “War & Peace”.  Delving into texts spanning Jewish and global history, engaging in both group discussions and paired study sessions (chavruta) within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsored in part by Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV)

Scholar’s Series – An Informed Response to October 7

Evenings in March and April at 7.30pm

A series of 4 thought-provoking sessions with special guest speakers: Lynda Ben-Menashe, Nick Dyrenfurth, Peter Wertheim and Michael Gawenda, who will be speaking on a variety of topics pertaining to the theme “An Informed Response to October 7”.

For more information on our Adult Education program:

For Youth & Young Families

Family Shabbat

4.15pm 2nd Friday of the month

Starts Friday 10 May, and continues on 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 8 November…

Bring in Shabbat with fun activities, songs, challah & grape juice. Join us for a relaxed shabbat service with storytelling and lively music. No siddurs, this service is hands-free.

Beit Sefer Chayim

Tuesdays 4.30pm at TBI

Our after-school education program for primary-school aged students in Prep to Grade 5 run jointly by Temple Beth Israel and Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue. Learn the Jewish calendar, Torah, values, rituals, languages and  more, through the teachings of Progressive Judaism.

For information and enrolments, click here.

B’nei Mitzvah Program

Tuesdays 4.30pm
(during school term)

Our program is the experiential, hands-on learning component of TBI’s B’nei mitzvah journey. Develop friendships and a sense of community within the B’nei mitzvah class, alongside important studies of T’filah, Text, Jewish Values, Culture and Social Action.

 

Interested? Click here.

B’nei Mitzvah Resources

If there’s an upcoming bat mitzvah or bar bitzvah in your family, we’ve compiled a selection of resources for learning the chants and phrases, including audio and video examples from Cantor Michel Laloum.

TBI thanks CJES and its generous supporters for helping to enable our youth education programs.

For more information on our Youth Education program:

For The Community

Education is a core element of the Jewish experience, and we take it upon ourselves to share our traditions, customs and way of viewing the world.

We offer incursions and excursions for students, professional development courses for educators, and tours for community groups.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact us.

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