About Temple Beth Israel

About TBIFounded in 1930 by a few visionaries in the Melbourne Jewish community, Temple Beth Israel is the original Progressive synagogue in Australia and New Zealand. It initiated the Progressive movement in this region of the globe, seeding congregations as far afield as Temple David in Perth and Temple Sinai in Wellington.

As one of the most active and spiritually creative forces in the Australian Jewish community running a plethora of programs for all age and interest groups. At TBI we pride ourselves on bringing innovation and creativity to Jewish traditions. We provide multiple pathways for our members and friends to engage with Progressive Judaism that enhances their lives through spiritual enrichment, learning and community.

Guided by principles of egalitarianism and respect for others. We are inspired to continually develop and grow and to provide a spiritual home for all who wish to embrace our values.

We welcome your participation in our community.