Parshat Ki Tisa

Chag Sameach! Purim is upon us and the community are invited tonight (in costume!) to our kid's Megilla reading and a theatrical Megilla reading with Mark Symons. 

Come join the soulfulness at Shira this Shabbat too. We hope to see you there! 

Kabbalat Shabbat -  Friday 6.30pm
Shabbat Shacharit - Saturday 9.45am

This Shabbat morning the drasha will be given by Aaron Zelman. A light kiddush will also follow the service. 

Shira Members Survey Update

Thanks to everyone who completed the Shira survey. We had a fantastic response.  In the next few weeks, we will be sharing more detail about what members want, what we need to keep doing or change. For now, based on some consistent direct feedback received, we are making some changes to run shira more smoothly. 

A Minyan Roster will help to ensure that we always have a minyan promptly on Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning. We ask members to commit to attending punctually once a month (more would be great) . Click onto the link for the relevant minyan over the next two weeks to register your commitment to attend (punctually).
Kabbalat Shabbat 6 March 6.30pm (This week)
Shabbat morning 7 March 9.45am
Kabbalat Shabbat 13 March 6.30pm (Next week)
Shabbat morning 14 March, 9.45am

Simchas and bereavements - Regrettably we don't always know about simchas, illness  and bereavements in the community. Please let us know about events in your lives, or in the lives of other members (if you are aware of them). We wish to offer support or share in the joy of Shira congregants. Please send an email with the relevant information to our Administrative Officer, Andrew Schnapp. You can also find Andrew's contact details on the website.

Upcoming Shira Events 

Tonight, March 5th- Purim Day
Join us at the home of Michael and Adiva Sifris,
10 Airdrie Road, North Caulfield

4 - 5.30pm (Under 8's):  Kids' (brief) Megilla reading, amazing sand art, and Ron the Magician! (Please RSVP to this email)
6.00pm: Megilla reading with Mark Symons doing his wonderful theatrical performance.


On March 21, come to Shira to explore the potentials of interfaith dialogue. We will hear presentations by interfaith participants – including our very own Alex Kats! The kiddush will be followed by a lively and engaging discussion. Check out the facebook event here.


Are you turning Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 2015-2016? Join our unique Bnei Mitzvah Program at Shira for an inspiring and exciting experience! If you are interested in the program please send us an email.

Shabbat Shalom

Posted on March 5, 2015 .