Welcome to Shira Hadasha! 

Our 2016-17 membership drive is now open. Shira depends almost entirely on financial membership to run as a shule, and we ask everyone who attends services on the High Holy Days to take out membership. For more information, click here.

Erev Rosh Hashana  - 7:15pm

Rosh Hashana Day 1 & 2
Shacharit - 8:30am
Torah Reading - 10:00am
Drash followed by Shofar - 10:30am
Mussaf - 11:00am

Rosh Hashana (2nd Night) - 7:15pm

Kol Nidrei: 7:30pm (Doors open, 7:00pm)

Yom Kippur
Shacharit - 9am
Torah Reading - 11:30am
Dvar Torah - 12:00pm
Yizkor - 12:30pm
Mussaf - 12:45pm
Break - 3:30pm
Mincha - 5.00pm
Dravar Torah - 6:15pm
Ne'ilah - 6:45pm
Yom Kippur ends - 8:15pm

A highlight of our High Holy Day activities at Shira are our wonderful Children's Programs. Our dedicated madrichim have planned fantastic ways for our kids to connect to the Chagim in a fun and meaningful way. Our programs run between 11am -12pm each day of the chagim.

e are also really excited to welcome two amazing chazanim, Leah Sarna and Michael Fraade from the United States to Shira.

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!

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/Maariv:
Friday, 6:00 pm

This week Kabbalat Shabbat is at Shira

Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 11 am - 12 pm

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

More info on programs