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!

 Times for YOM KIPPUR 5779

Please note that all times other than start times are estimates, and that for Yizkor we suggest coming no later than 11.00am.

Erev Yom kippur (september 18)

Kol Nidrei – 6:15 (doors open 5:45)

Drash - Lara Lubitz


Shacharit – 8:30am

Drash - Joel Lazar – between 11.00am and 11:15am

Yizkor – Not before 11.15am

Break – 3:00pm


Mincha – 3.50pm

Drash - - 5.10pm - Raf Dascalu

Ne’ilah – 5:30pm

Yom Kippur ends with shofar and Ma’ariv – 6:53 pm  






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



No Kabbalat Shabbat service until further notice

Saturday, 9:45 am 

Tots' Program: 
Saturday, 11 am - 12 pm

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

More info on programs