Welcome to Shira Hadasha! 

Shira, the shul of song, is an inclusive Orthodox community in Melbourne that embraces a commitment to Jewish law (halakha) and social action (tikkun olam). For more information, click here.

Who Are We?

Shira is an inclusive Orthodox minyan in Melbourne where both women and men are active participants and song permeates the service. 

At Shira, you’ll find a mehitza dividing the praying-space into two, but services are led from both its sides. Shira believes that Orthodox Judaism must strive for such inclusiveness, and it leads the way as the first such congregation in Australia. 

Come visit us for an experience of prayer and song. If you need a place to stay or eat, don’t hesitate to ask.

See you soon!

This Week at Shira - 20-27 April 2019, Pesach (Passover)
Ma'ariv on Friday 19 April is at 6.00pm
Services on first day Pesach/Shabbat and second day of Pesach will begin at 9:45am.

Many thanks to Simon Holloway for delivering the Dvar Torah on day 1 and to Mandi Katz for delivering the Dvar Torah on day 2.

The children’s **Pesach & Shabbat party will begin at 10:30am, led by Layla Carmeli-Wolski.

**Children's Pesach Programs**
Tots (5 and under): 10.30-11.15
Primary kids (Prep/Foundation to Year 2): 11.15-12
Pre-B’nei kids (8+): 11.15-12.15

Sat 20 April - Tots, Primary, Pre-B’nei
Friday 26 April - Tots, Primary
Sat 27 April - Tots, Primary Pre-B’nei






Victor Majzner, "Holding onto Heaven," 2009. We would like to acknowledge and thank Victor Majzner for his beautiful art work on our home page, from his book Painting the Song, in collaboration with the wonderful poetry of Debbie Masel z'l.


222 Balaclava Road, Caulfield

Events Calendar

Tefillah Times



No Kabbalat Shabbat service until further notice

Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 10:45am - 11:15am

Primary Kids' Program:
Saturday, 11:30 am -12:15 pm

More info on programs