Lifelong Jewish learning is a “mitzvah”.

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

For Adults

Hebrew Classes

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).

Hebrew – Taking the Next Step with Karen Rosauer – runs throughout the year.

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.

Pluralistic Beit Ha’Midrash

19 November & 3 December – 4pm

Join friends and family and explore in engaging chavrutah (paired and small table discussion-style) learning. Utilising an acclaimed Limmud study booklet, participants will have easy access to ancient and contemporary texts reflecting on “My Time, “Our Time”, God’s Time” and “All Time”.  This new, egalitarian approach to adult Jewish learning will soon become a highlight of your month.  Intrigued? Don’t miss it!

Sponsored in part by Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV)

Brunch and Learn, Synagogue Skills Series

B&L is a four-part offering focusing on practical shul skills; the music and meaning, the structure, content, rituals, and customs of our Shabbat services.   

15 October – The Torah Service

19 November – Havdalah 


Cost:  $12.50 per session or $40 for the entire series – 

Includes a delicious catered brunch; coffee and tea, bagels, eggs and fresh juice 

Instructors:  Cantor Michel Laloum, Rabbi Gary Robuck, Rabbi Allison Conyer

Sponsored in part by Progressive Judaism Victoria (PJV)

For Youth & Young Families

Family Shabbat

4.15pm Friday 13 October

4pm Friday 10 November & 1 December

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

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

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

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.

TRIBE is a customised, year-long program of adult Jewish learning offered by TBI and developed and presented by Rabbi Gary Robuck, to support individuals and families interested in deepening their knowledge and experience of Judaism.

While inspired in part by a 2017 curriculum developed by the Central Conference of American Rabbis/URJ for introductory students, TRIBE goes further, providing students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences with the chance to go beyond the text and enjoy a 21-session, multi-disciplinary program that explores a broad range of themes.

Classroom sessions take place on Tuesdays 7.30-9.15pm. Each session features a uniquely designed PowerPoint presentation, complemented by a range of insightful background readings, instructive, entertaining videos, and a 15-minute summary of the week’s Torah reading.

With Rabbi Robuck as your guide, TRIBE provides a fascinating bird’s-eye view of Jewish history, thought, literature and practice.

For more information, please contact us.