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!

Visiting scholars 20 July  - we are delighted to announce that  Judy Klitsner  a senior educator at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies in Jerusalem, and  Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner  who teaches Bible and Talmud at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, will be our visiting scholars on 20 July and will each teach following shacharit and a communal kiddush lunch. Please book your ticket  HERE .

Visiting scholars 20 July - we are delighted to announce that Judy Klitsner a senior educator at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies in Jerusalem, and Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner who teaches Bible and Talmud at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, will be our visiting scholars on 20 July and will each teach following shacharit and a communal kiddush lunch. Please book your ticket HERE.

Saturday 20 July: Visiting Scholars   9:30am  Shacharit (no dvar Torah before Musaf)  11:30/11:45-12:45   Humility and Hubris: Moshe and Bil’am , Rabbi Klitsner   12:45-1:15  Kiddush lunch  1:15-2:15   Echo Chambers Instead of Conversation: The Biblical Roots of our Divided Society , Judy Klitsner   ***Tickets to lunch are $7/$5 - please do book so that we can cater appropriately and to help cover catering costs. Please book    HERE   . ***

Saturday 20 July: Visiting Scholars
9:30am Shacharit (no dvar Torah before Musaf)
11:30/11:45-12:45 Humility and Hubris: Moshe and Bil’am, Rabbi Klitsner
12:45-1:15 Kiddush lunch
1:15-2:15 Echo Chambers Instead of Conversation: The Biblical Roots of our Divided Society, Judy Klitsner

***Tickets to lunch are $7/$5 - please do book so that we can cater appropriately and to help cover catering costs. Please book HERE.***

Shira Winter Kumzitz - 28 July 8pm - at the home of Annette and Alain

Shira Winter Kumzitz - 28 July 8pm - at the home of Annette and Alain

This Week at Shira - 20 July 2019

Shabbat this week

Shabbat morning Shacharit will begin 9:30am Saturday

Many thanks to Visiting Scholars Judy and Rabbi Klitsner for delivering the drasha this week for Parashat Balak.

Following shacharit and a communal kiddush lunch we welcome visiting scholars Judy and Rabbi Klitsner. Details of the day’s program are provided above. Please do book so that we can cater appropriately and to help cover catering costs. You can book your ticket HERE!


Children's programs
Many thanks to guest leader Ella Carmeli-Wolski for conducting the children’s programs 13 and 20 July

*Note: There will be no children’s programs on 27 July*

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; 26 July 2019.

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