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. It's usually a lively discussion and no knowledge of Hebrew or learning background is required!
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.
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.
On Shabbat morning, July 30, we will be honouring our volunteers, who contribute so much to our kehilah. After the service and kiddush, Rebecca Forgasz will speak about volunteering at the Jewish Museum of Australia, where she is the Director and CEO.
Mark your diaries now, our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, August 7, at 7:30 pm.
At the meeting, all Board positions will be declared vacant and positions will be filled by election by the members of Kehilat Nitzan. If you want to nominate yourself or another person for a position, complete the nomination form and return it to the office by email or postal mail no later than Thursday, August 4.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may vote by using the proxy form.
On the evening of August 13, we will once again be joining with Shira Hadasha and TBI/PJV for evening services and the reading of Lamentations at Shira (222 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North) to commemorate Tisha B'Av. The program will also feature a talk by Professor David Roskies, an internationally recognized literary scholar, cultural historian and author in the field of Yiddish literature and the culture of Eastern European Jewry.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support