Parshat Tazria/Shabbat HaChodesh

Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat this week at 6.30pm. Shabbat morning service commences with a shiur at 9.15am, followed by Shacharit at 9.45am.  Shaynee Barnett will be giving the Dvar Torah this week.

This week we are excited to celebrate and to warmly welcome our wonderful Bnei Mitzvah program students and their families, with a special Kiddush in their honour. All are welcome.

New Shira Program starting THIS WEEK for ages 8-14 year olds!!  We invite all 8-14 year olds to join us for a weekly Shira Shabbat program "youth movement style".  Join us for games, fun, food and more, weekly at 11.00am - run by the fabulous Benji Prawer!

Special Pesach event:  We invite the community to a special Shira Pre-Pesach dinner on 11 April at 6.30pm, which will take place together with the Buchenwald Ball.

The Buchenwald Ball is an annual and unique Melbourne tradition.  Since arriving in Australia, the Buchenwald Boys claim that April 11 1945 - the date of their liberation - is also the date of their rebirth.  This year, Shira is proud to invite the Buchenwald Boys and their families to join us for a Shabbat dinner on that date, 69 years after their rebirth. Please join us in dancing and celebrating with them over a delicious catered dinner. There will also be entertainment - for more details, watch this space!

The cost of the dinner is $40 adult/$20 child (under 13).  RSVPs must be finalised by Wednesday 2 April.  Payments can be made here.  We look forward to sharing this special Shabbat dinner together.  (If you find the cost to be prohibitive, please contact Ilana at

Upcoming meeting THIS SUNDAY:  Members of Shira are invited to a meeting this Sunday 30 March from 11.00am-1.00pm to discuss general future directions at Shira.  This is an opportunity for members to have input into crucial issues raised at this years's AGM including the role of a rabbi/spiritual leader and to contribute other ideas for the growth of our community.  The meeting will be held at Shira (222 Balaclava Rd) and will be facilitated by Ittay Flescher.

Shabbat Shalom.

Posted on March 27, 2014 .