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.
Note – The general office of Kehilat Nitzan will close on Friday, December 19, and reopen on Monday, January 19. Should you require any information please contact our president, Mark Sokolski, or Rabbi Adam Stein (contact information). Rabbi Stein will be around for most of this period (except January 13-20) and is happy to meet and chat.
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.
Join us in celebrating Chanukah on Thursday, December 18, from 6:30 - 9 pm at the shul. We will provide BBQ, salads, latkes, and ponchkas/sufganiot, and there will be children's activities including making edible chanukiot, craft, and dreydel games. Live music with candle lighting at 8:30 pm; bring your chanukiot, musical instruments, and voices, plus some fruit or soft drinks (no juice, please).
For more information, send email or call the office at 9500 0906.
Pstudying the Psalms, Shabbat Mornings
Our Torah, Tefillah, and Cake 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