Lifelong Jewish learning is a “mitzvah”.

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


For children aged 0–3 years and their loved ones, Bubs & Bagels is a program of interactive play and song celebrating Shabbat.

For children aged 3–6 years, our Tots & Torah program takes place on the last Friday of each month at 3.30pm.

Tuesday (St Kilda) and Thursday (Bentleigh) 4-6pm

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.

Tuesdays 4-6pm
(during school term)

Study Torah stories and explore Jewish history, peoplehood, mitzvot and values, develop Hebrew language skills and prepare for your b’nei mitzvah journey.

Interested? Click here.

Binah (understanding) is the experiential, hands-on learning component of TBI’s B’nei Mitzvah journey. It aims to develop comradery within the B’nei Mitzvah class, while engaging the students in T’filah, Text, Jewish Values, Culture and Social Action.

For program details, please contact us.

For a link to our B’nei Mitzvah resources click here.

Like interacting with younger kids? Interested in learning more about teaching? Want to develop leadership skills? Keen to participate in social action projects?

If you are post-b’nei-mitzvah age and interested in becoming a teacher’s assistant or volunteer, please contact us!

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


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.

At TBI, lifelong learning is key to everything we do.

Under Rabbi Gary J Robuck’s direction, the synagogue is working hard in 2022 to both increase the number of classes available and to enhance the depth of what is on offer for adult Jewish learners.

Click here for details about our upcoming lifelong learning programs.

TBI offers Hebrew classes for beginners through to advanced, with the courses 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).

Our next Hebrew Beginners’ Intensive is on Mondays 2 – 30 May, 7-9pm, $180.

For information and enrolment, please click here or contact us.


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.

Please click here to download a copy of the brochure.

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