Regular Events at TBI

TBI hosts a range of regular and ongoing events, from social groups to support groups to opportunities for learning amongst peers. If you’re looking to get involved in your local Progressive Jewish community here in Melbourne, this is one of the best ways to connect with others and we encourage you to come along.

Jews in the News

with Emeritus Rabbi Dr John Levi AC DD PhD

1st and 3rd Wednesday each month at 10.30am

Dates: 20 March, 3 April, 17 April, 1 May, 15 May…

Join us for refreshments and a stimulating discussion of Jewish news from Israel and around the world.

Drop In & Chat

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 10.30am

Dates: 13 March, 27 March, 10 April, 8 May…

Drop In & Chat offers companionship and an opportunity to sit with like-minded people whilst playing word games, knitting, chatting, or craft activities. While many of our attendees are aged 60+, the the group is open to anyone seeking a couple of hours of companionship in a very low key relaxed atmosphere.

Parashat HaShavua

Every Saturday 9am

Led by one of the Rabbis, we closely study and discuss the Torah portion of the week. No prior knowledge required.

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

Family Shabbat

2nd Friday of the month at 4.15pm (ahead of Kabbalat Shabbat at 6pm)

Starting 10 May! Then 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 8 November…

Bring your family along for fun activities, songs, challah and grape juice to bring in Shabbat. Enjoy storytelling and lively music for a relaxed service.

Shabbat Unplugged

Select Kabbalat Shabbat services (Fridays at 6pm)

Dates: 12 April, 19 July, 13 September, 15 November

Sweet melodies, tight harmonies and a gently flowing service featuring Ido, Cantor Laloum, Amy and Adrian Banner. Join us for an uplifting and alternative musical Shabbat evening.

Gesher Lit’fillah

2nd Saturday each month at 10am

Dates: 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July…

TBI’s monthly “alternate minyan” is a lively chavurah-style service, led by the participants themselves, with more communal discussion and singing.

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

New Moon Circle

Once a month on select dates, usually coinciding with Rosh Chodesh

No dates scheduled at this stage – keep an eye out for future dates!

Aimed at women-identifying people aged 25-45, or those young at heart. Come along and together let’s reflect on the seasons and our Jewish ancestors in a joyful and healing environment.

Men’s Group

Once a month on a Sunday

Dates: 31 March, 21 April…

Open to all men, the group gathers together for fellowship and growth, as well as to support TBI’s activities.

Living with Dementia Support Group

Thursday evenings (usually 7.30pm), 6-8 weeks apart

Dates: 11 April, 23 May, 4 July, 15 August, 12 September, 14 November…

For carers, family and friends of people with dementia.

The meeting is held both in person or online. Contact us for more details and the link.

Beit Ha’Midrash

with Rabbi Fred Morgan

4th Sunday each month at 10am

Dates: 25 February, 24 March (special time of 2-4pm this date only), 28 April, 26 May…

Lively and friendly group discussions and paired study sessions, exploring Jewish and global history, and the themes in the Limmud booklet “War & Peace”.

Beit Ha’Midrash forms part of our extensive Adult Education program. For other courses, including Hebrew classes, special events with guest speakers, studies pertaining to the Torah and/or reading at services and more, click below to view our full program.