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.

Kol Nidrei Apeal

This year, Shira decided to Support Stand Up's Refugee Women's Group for its Kol Nidrei appeal. Please donate online at standup.org.au/shira

The Women's Group meets weekly and empowers and supports disadvantaged and isolated Sudanese women in Melbourne. Stand Up has a very committed group of 10 Jewish volunteers who over the last 5 years has helped these refugee women improve their English, gain new vocational and social skills and increase their confidence when navigating life in Australia.

All donations in support of Stand Up's Refugee Women's Group are fully tax deductible. Please donate online at standup.org.au/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:
Kabbalat Shabbat services are on hiatus until 31 March 2017.

Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 11 am - 12 pm

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

More info on programs