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  • Book Tickets Now The Yachad Chamber Orchestra is the first orchestra created specifically to unite German and Israeli musicians. It was founded in 2018 on Israel's 70th anniversary and has meanwhile developed into a major international project. The vision of the YCO is to build new bridges between Israel and Germany as well to involve other countries for developing cooperation and cultural exchange with the Jewish State. The founder[...]
  • From the start of this year, we began using a new synagogue management system called “ShulCloud” here at TBI.This new system gives our congregation the advantage of offering individual accounts to each member household. With this account, you will be able to update your own demographic information, sign up for events, and even manage your financial commitments online.We are excited to introduce ShulCloud and will continue to update you[...]
  • At Temple Beth Israel we recognise that a Jewish wedding (popularly called a chuppah, after the canopy under which the couple stand) is one of the great moments in a Jewish life, filled with holiness and joy. We are happy to perform a chuppah at the synagogue or in locations outside the synagogue, as long as they can sustain the qualities of sanctity and simchah (celebration), which are at the very core of the wedding ceremony. In plannin[...]
  • We are proud to announce Yoel Sykes as our musical artist-in-residence for the Shabbat on 21-22 June! Yoel studied music at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem and flamenco guitar in the Fundacion de Christina Heeren school of Flamenco Arts in Seville, Spain. He is a main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila Jerusalem based community, and travels to Jewish communities around the world to lead musical prayer services, concerts and w[...]
  • T'filah Tutor The T'filah Tutor is an online learning tool to assist students in their practice at home, between one-on-one tutoring sessions. The T'filah Tutor is linked to recordings of each of the read or sung prayers. The T'filah Tutor is ideal for students newer to Hebrew, as it does not contain the transliteration that can be found in the Mishkan T'filah. This helps students to consolidate their Hebrew before reading from their s[...]
  • All organisations need to take stock every now and then to remain relevant in our ever changing world. In late 2018, with the support of the Board, our Rabbis and with the wisdom of key elders in our community, I instigated a strategic planning process. Benefiting from a wealth of available data, a series of round table discussions contributed to the Strategic Plan compiled by historian and TBI member Sue Silberberg. TBI’s mission as a[...]
  • Our B’nei Mitzvah Program helps to prepare young synagogue members for the privileges and responsibilities of Jewish adulthood. A bar/bat mitzvah at TBI is a special and emotional experience for the family. The Rabbis and staff will ensure that both the months of preparation and the event are meaningful and personal. Bar/bat mitzvah literally means son or daughter of the commandments. The bar/bat mitzvah ceremony marks a transformation in the ro[...]
  • Last year was particularly challenging for all of us at TBI. This year, thankfully, we are in a happier and healthier place. The challenges that TBI faces every year, however, do not change. As we deliver wonderful services and programs for members, the costs increase. In fact, the cost to offer many of our programs is beyond the amount we receive from membership fees. That is why we hold two appeals annually. Below are [...]
  • A chametz food drive allows us to act upon the command to “let all who are hungry come and eat.” As we search our homes for chametz, it serves as a reminder of those who search daily for a nutritional meal to sustain themselves and their families. Donated items will be used to restock the nourish pantry and the food pantry at Father Bob’s Outreach Headquarters. Please bring items from the list below to TBI between Purim and Pesach and put i[...]
  • DONATE – to program needing money, clothing, school supplies etc CREATE – The Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education aims to build knowledge and understanding of how best to support people from a refugee background to rebuild their careers after leaving their home country through obtaining meaningful employment and accessing vocational training and education. The centre works closely with non-governmental and governmenta[...]
  • Refugee and asylum seeking students in higher education in Australia According to the latest figures released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, 2016), there are currently more than 65.6 million people forcibly displaced globally. Australia is currently home for a small number of those 65.6 million. This figure includes approximately 3400 young people, aged between 16-25, who would typically be studying or starting t[...]
  • Without the input and support of Rabbis Gersh Lazarow, Kim Ettlinger, Rabbi Emeritus Fred Morgan and Cantor Michel Laloum, Dignity would not have come into being. This regular segment will keep our TBI members up to date with what our rabbis are thinking. Rabbi Morgan's ROSH HASHANAH SERMON 2018. '' Click to read  Rabbi Lazarow's SLICHOT TEXT STUDY Click to read Rabbi Lazarow's YOM KIPPUR STUDY SESSION: 30th September 2017  [...]