Youth and Children

We have so many inspiring, fun and educational programs for the next generation.

For Youth & Young Families

Family Shabbat

4.15pm Friday – 8 September, 18 October, 10 November

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.

Netzer is our affiliated Progressive Youth Movement.

They run weekly get togethers,  camps and events for children in school years 3 – 12

Visit their website for more details –