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.
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.
During March, we ran a trial of following the full annual cycle of Torah reading rather than our usual triennial reading. We are counting on your feedback to let us know how you feel about this change. During any Shabbat, you can give feedback to our Gabbai, Sammy Pinkus or provide confidential written feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 April 2016.
Pesach Day 8 and Conversion Class Celebration, April 30 (NOTE: Start time is 9 am!)
Due to the holiday service, the reading of Shir Hashirim, Yizkor, and our celebration of the newest Jewish members of our congregation who successfully completed their conversions, on Pesach Day 8, the morning service starts at 9 am, followed by a kiddush celebration in honour of the conversion class.
Ann Hagley, well known social worker, family therapist and lecturer, will share some of the highlights of her work, particularly with women and children, over her 45-year career. This event is hosted at the home of Suzanne Goldin on Thursday, May 5, at 7:45 pm – please RSVP to the office at (03) 9500 0906 and obtain the address.
Bring the family along for a heymishe family-oriented Friday night service beginning at 5:15 pm and ending around 6 pm, with singing and interaction with Rabbi Stein, his last opportunity for this event. We'll also have pre-service nosh for adults and kids before beginning our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service at about 6:30 pm.
After five wonderful years with our kehilah, please join us to farewell Adam & Tamar at their last KN Shabbat on May 14 for a special service and kiddush. Please RSVP to the office by email or call (03) 9500 0906
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support