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.
Welcome to Lianne Franco, our new Executive Administrator, who has taken over the day-to-day operation of the office.
Get in-depth news and see photos of our congregational activities in the Kehilat Nitzan Newsletter for March 2015.
Following Shabbat morning services and kiddush on April 25, Erez Feinberg will discuss "Israel and Bereshit," his innovative method of teaching Israel studies by covering how the physical aspects of the land (the geography, geology, flora, and fauna) have had an impact on the spiritual, historical and political development of Israel throughout the ages.
The Nitzanim troupe will be performing at Jewish Care Munzer Nursing Home, 52-58 Northcote Avenue, Caulfield, on Sunday, April 26, 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.
Join Georgie and Judy on Wednesday, April 29, from 2 - 4 pm at the shul for a cup of coffee or tea and to share your thoughts and ideas about Kehilat Nitzan's new special-interest Vintage Group.
The group's first outing is a block-booking of 20 seats for the 2 pm matinee performance of the Saltpillar Theatre Company's production of "My Name Is Asher Lev" on Sunday, May 3, at the Phoenix Theatre (101 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood). Join us on this first group event for the special price of $18 per ticket. RSVP to the office (9500 0906).
Torah, Tefillah, and Torte
Our Torah, Tefillah, and Torte group meets on Shabbat morning from 9 - 9:30 am before services. We are studying Pirke Avot, as is traditional between Pesach and Shavuot.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support