TBI is proud to once again be participating in PRIDE celebrations in 2018. For five years TBI has been celebrating and honouring members of the LGBTQIA+ community with Pride Shabbat and in 2017 began marching in the Pride March. We will once again be marching in 2018 as well as holding our Pride Shabbat service on 2 February 2018.

In response to the Marriage Equality Postal Survey results, Rabbi Lazarow made the following statement.

‘TBI is delighted to see the success of the Yes campaign in the Marriage Equality Survey. The path taken to get to this point has unfortunately caused a lot of distress to many and we now welcome legislation for civil marriage equality.

We join with The Council of Progressive Rabbis of Australia, along with the Council of Masorti Rabbis of Australia, in rejoicing “that the plebiscite has endorsed marriage equality to be part of Australian law. We urge the Parliament to adopt legislation as soon as possible to implement the will of the Australian people for marriage equality, without undermining current anti-discrimination law.”

Today is a great day for Australia and in particular for the LGBTQIA+ members of our society, but there is still one major step to overcome. We encourage you to reach out to your local federal member and urge them to bring this difficult debate to a close.

As soon as our federal government allows us to, my colleagues Rabbi Kim Ettlinger and Cantor Michel Laloum and I look forward to officiating same sex marriage ceremonies, which will not only be celebrated by the Progressive Jewish community but also recognised by the State.

Rabbi Gersh Lazarow’

Key Dates and Times:
Pride March Sign Making: Tuesday 23 January, 5pm
Pride March: Sunday 28 January, meeting at 1pm at Ian Johnson Oval
Pride Shabbat: Friday 2 February, 6.15pm service
TBI Film Club: Sunday 4 February, 6.30pm entry for 7pm start – ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?‘ – Heymann Brothers Films

For more information on TBI’s Pride activities, select from the below options.

 Marriage Equality Pride Shabbat Pride March