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

Friday 17 November - Shabbat Shidduchim Program
We are shaking up your normal Shabbat dinner with our Shabbat Shidduchim program! If you still have not signed up yet and you want to, email admin@shira.org.au
Friday 17 November - Kabbalat Shabbat - Join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat led by Nomi Blum at 6.30pm
Saturday 18 November - Shacharit 9.45am - Dvar Torah from Ellyse Borghi


Annual General Meeting - 10 December 2017 7.30pm- 18 Pental Rd North Caulfield

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 6.30pm

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