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!

what is coming soon?

Yamim Noraim

Service times:
Rosh Hashana
6.00pm - Ma'ariv Wednesday and Thursday
8.30am - Shacharit Thursday and Friday
10am - Torah Reading
10.30am - Drasha followed by Shofar
11am - Mussaf

Shabbat Shuva
6pm - Ma'ariv Friday (Shortened Kabbalat Shabbat)
8.45am - Shacharit followed by a light kiddush

Yom Kippur
6.15pm - Kol Nidrei
8:30am - Shacharit
11:00am - Torah reading
12:00pm - Yizkor
12:15 pm - Musaf
3:00pm - Break
4:15pm - Mincha
5:20pm - Drasha
5:40 - Neilah
7.03pm- Yom Kippur ends with Shofar followed by Ma'ariv.

Rosh Hashana Day I  - Mark Baker
Rosh Hashana Day II - Joel Lazar
Kol Nidrei - Lara Lubitz
Yom Kippur - Ellyse Borghi
Ne'ilah - Ittay Flescher
Shabbat Shuva - Raf Dascalu

Children's programs
Rosh Hashana Day I & II
Shira Tots aged 2 to 5: 10.00am to 11.00am
Shira kids ages 6 to 9: 11.15am-12.15

**Reminder: All children attending programs must be registered. An enrolment option is available for children who attend only on the Yamim Noraim.

Above & Beyond - Shira's rooftop marquee
We invite you to enjoy a rooftop heated and furnished outdoor room, for schmoozing and time out when you need a break, and some wonderful sessions.

Rosh Hashana Day I- 9.45am - 10.30am Dalit Kaplan "Mindful Listening - Feeling more connected"
Rosh Hashana Day II -  9.45am - 10.30am Nathalie Martinek "A meditation for the Jewish new year"
Yom Kippur 9.45am - 10.30am - Elise Bialyew "Reflective circle on the meaning of Yom Kippur and a guided meditation"

Click here for information on Yamim Noraim or visit our facebook page..

Shira Shabbat Shidduchim:
On Friday 17 November, we will be shaking up your normal Shabbat Dinner with our Shabbat Shidduchim program! Please reply here to let us know if you have a kosher home and you can host, or you would like to  be hosted for this dinner. We will match you up with other families to inspire new conversations and friendships. Dinner will take place after a community Kabbalat Shabbat which will take place at Shira at 6.00pm.

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

Kabbalat Shabbat:

First Friday of every calendar month: Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service 5pm-6pm

Third Friday of every calendar month: Shira's traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv 6pm

All other weeks no Kabbalat Shabbat service

Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 11 am - 12 pm

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

More info on programs