Youth and Children

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

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. After school snacks provided.

Beit Sefer Chayim

Tuesday (St Kilda) 4.30pm

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 4.30
(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? Contact us here.

B’nei Mitzvah Resources

For those preparing for an upcoming bat mitzvah or bar mitzvah, we have put together a collection of resources to help. Watch or listen along with Cantor Michel Laloum as he demonstrates chants, phrases and songs.


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 –

Visit their website for more details –