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!

We are looking forward to Kabbalat Shabbat next week -  Friday 28 June at 5.30pm  at Shira. We hope to make this a monthly event so please come along for a traditional and egalitarian musical kabbalat shabbat followed by ma'ariv.

We are looking forward to Kabbalat Shabbat next week - Friday 28 June at 5.30pm at Shira. We hope to make this a monthly event so please come along for a traditional and egalitarian musical kabbalat shabbat followed by ma'ariv.

This Week at Shira - 29 June 2019

Shabbat this week

Shabbat morning Shacharit will begin 9:45am Saturday

Many thanks to Anthony Frosh for delivering the drasha this week for Parashat Sh'lach. Frosh will talk about how just five verses in this week's parsha made Sunday family car outings of his childhood unexpectedly hazardous, and more importantly, how those same verses continue to create major fault-lines in economic and social policy debates today.


Children's programs

Tots: 10.45 - 11.30
Primary kids: 11.30 - 12.15

 

 

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.

 

Caulfield, VIC

Events Calendar


Tefillah Times

Kabbalat Shabbat is held on the last Friday of each month.

Shacharit:
Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 10:45am - 11:15am

Primary Kids' Program:
Saturday, 11:30 am -12:15 pm

More info on programs