July (2017) A Special Shabbat Service at Temple Beth Israel to Honour Freemasonry

An Invitation is extended to all Freemasons  and their families to a Shabbat Service to honour Freemasonry.

Temple Beth Israel has extended an invitation to all Victorian Freemasons and partners to a special Shabbat (Sabbath) service in honour of Grand Master MWBro. Don Reynolds together with 2017 Grand Lodge Officers and MWBro Hillel Benedykt PGM.

The service will be held on Saturday 22 July, 2017. Those who wish to attend must arrive by 9.30am for a 10am start. Dress for gentlemen will be lounge suit.

Address: 76-82 Alma Road, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

“We hope Freemasons and their partners enjoy their visit to Temple Beth Israel.”

“ We welcome them to our worship and the refreshments that will follow the service”, members of Temple Beth Israel said.

Please RSVP to:  Secretary: WBro Sam Lewin PGStdB

Phone: 0419 582 766   Email: secretary@fraternal603.com


One of the largest synagogues in Melbourne, with a membership of 1300 families, Temple Beth Israel describes itself as the flagship synagogue for Progressive Jews in Australia and New Zealand, and this year celebrates its 87th Anniversary. The Temple will open its doors to all Victorian Freemasons and partners.

In addition to regular Shabbat and festival services, the Temple runs a variety of social, educational, pastoral and social justice activities for the Jewish and wider communities.

It takes a leading role in promoting cross-cultural and interfaith initiatives, and prides itself on the civic achievements of its members including the late Sir Zelman Cowen, Lady Anna Cowen,  Mark Dreyfus MP, the Hon. Howard Nathan, Graeme Samuel and numerous other professional and business leaders.

Temple Beth Israel’s Rabbi, Gersh Lazarow, inherited the mantle from Rabbis Fred Morgan and John Levi, two titans in the religious life of Victoria, who succeeded Rabbi Dr. Herman Sanger.

The synagogue is graced with several outstanding artistic works, including a mural by Martha Ash, a bronze sculpture by Andrew Rogers and a series of giant glass medallions crafted by David Wright.