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 - 25 May 2019

Shabbat morning shacharit is at 9.45 am

Many thanks to Dr Gávi Ansara for delivering the Dvar Torah for Parashat Behar this week.

We are delighted to have a L'chayim at this week's Kiddush, sponsored by grandfather Rabbi Seth Philips, of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, on behalf of his son Zac Phillips and baby Nina Phillips.

Children's programs 
Tots: 10.45 - 11.15
Primary kids: 11.30 - 12.15



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.


Caulfield, VIC

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