Kehilat Nitzan is the first Masorti (Conservative) congregation in Melbourne, Australia, formed in March 1999. We provide traditional egalitarian services in which both women and men can participate equally. We offer a warm and friendly environment in which you can celebrate our Jewish way of life. Kehilat Nitzan is more than just a synagogue - it is a community.
We are located at 36-40 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North (map).
We offer Shabbat and chagim (festival) services as well as shiurim (study sessions). Services are held every Shabbat evening (a service with musical instruments beginning at 6:30 pm) and morning (beginning at 9:30 am). Everyone is welcome to join in our services and activities.
You can also join us to learn about various Torah and prayer (tefillah) topics each Shabbat morning at 9 am before davening with texts in Hebrew and English, lively discussion, and cake!
Kehilat Nitzan is associated with Masorti Australasia. We are affiliated with Masorti Olami, the World Council of Conservative Congregations. You can read about us in an Australian Jewish News story (PDF) about Masorti Judaism in Australia.
To join Kehilat Nitzan or renew your membership, please fill out and return our membership form (PDF), which includes our membership fees.
The Masorti Beit Din has issued a statement on the recent proceedings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Shul Kashrut Policy – Please take a few moments to read our kashrut policy, covering topics such as catered events, shule groups and individuals bringing food into the building, Pesach, and the use of the kitchen.
Get in-depth news and see photos of our congregational activities in the Kehilat Nitzan Newsletter for September 2014.
Bring the family along for a heymishe family-oriented Friday night service beginning at 5:30 pm and ending around 6:15 pm, with singing and interaction with Rabbi Stein. We'll also have pre-service nosh for adults and kids before beginning our regular musical Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm.
If you have or take care of young children between 3-6 years old, join us at the synagogue Friday morning March 13 at 10 am to help make Shabbat! We will make challah together (no experience necessary - and you can take it home), sing songs and have a model Kabbalat Shabbat. Parents and grandparents most welcome!
Please let Evelyn or Susan in the office know if you are coming and how many kids you have in your care by calling 9500 0906 or sending email.
Alumni from Zvi's B'nei Mizvah classes of 2013 and 2014 are invited to come together for dinner following Friday night services on March 13. Tell your friends and then call the office at 9500 0906 or send email to let us know how many of you are attending.
Four eminent legal figures – Judge Stephen Kay, Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg of the Monash Law School, and Barristers Ron Merkel and Robergt Richter – will address the topic.
Join Batya Fonda from Netanya, Israel, for a music lecture about the rich religious musical tradition of the Jews of North Morocco. Batya will speak about the different genres of men's and women's music and present authentic examples.
Pstudying the Psalms
Our Torah, Tefillah, and Torte group, which meets on Shabbat morning from 9 - 9:30 am before services, is studying a psalm a week, delving into various translations and commentaries, and coming up with our own interpretations and meaning for our modern lives today.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support