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!

Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

There will be no evening services on sukkot or on Friday night during sukkot

Times of services

Shemini Atzeret, Thursday morning Shacharit: 9.30am, Yizkor around 11.00am. Drasha: Alex Kats
Simchat Torah, Thursday afternoon: Children's parties: 5.15pm - 6.45pm
Simchat Torah, Thursday evening for adults: 7.30pm- Hakafot, dancing and singing- light refreshments served
Simchat Torah, Friday morning Shacharit: 9.45am: Shacharit, hakafot,  and a very special Torah reading. There will be an Aliyah to the Torah on behalf of all the children in the community and all children are invited to participate, and all adults in the community over batmitzvah and barmitzvah age are invited to have an Aliyah as we celebrate our joy in Torah.The service will be followed by a celebratory kiddush.
Shabbat morning Shacharit: 9.45am - Drasha - Nathan Wolski
Morning children's programs / supervised play: 11.00am

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 but not this week (13 October) because of Sukkot

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