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 (beginning at 6 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.
Get in-depth news and see photos of our congregational activities in the Kehilat Nitzan Newsletter for March 2015.
Bring the family along for a heymishe family-oriented Friday night service beginning at 5:30 pm and ending around 6 pm, with singing and interaction with Rabbi Stein. We'll also have pre-service nosh for adults and kids before beginning our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service at about 6 pm.
Due to the fact that the original date of July 5 is the (observed) fast day of 17 Tammuz, please join Claire Morton on Sunday, July 19, at 2:30 pm for a cooking demonstration of Iraqi Jewish delicacies, part of a series of cooking demonstrations by various members.
Please attend the Special General Meeting on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 pm to discuss and vote upon the proposed amendments referred to in the special resolution of the revised constitution, recently sent to all members. We need a majority vote to pass this resolution.
The Nitzanim troupe will be performing at Caulfield Manor, 1019 Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield, on Sunday, July 12, at 1 pm. If you haven't joined us recently or if you would just like to try it out or even just observe the first time, we would love to welcome you. Rehearsals are at 8 pm the Wednesday night prior to a gig and are really worthwhile, especially for getting one's tongue around the Yiddish and Hebrew words. We are always happy for others to join us – song books provided. For more details, please contact Judy Feiglin.
Torah, Tefillah, and Torte (Shabbat Morning Study)
Our Torah, Tefillah, and Torte group meets on Shabbat morning from 9 - 9:30 am before services. This week, we will begin studying a new subject: the halacha and choreography of the prayer service.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support