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.
Get in-depth news and see photos of our congregational activities in the Kehilat Nitzan Newsletter for September 2014.
Helen Webberley, a lecturer in history and art history, will talk on the subject of "East End of London, 1890-1950: A thriving Jewish community" on Monday, November 24, at 7:30 pm.
For more information about the group and its next meeting, send email to Judy Feiglin or give her a call at 0402 263 806.
Kehilat Nitzan had three successful projects on Mitzvah Day (which was founded by our very own ex-President and member Judy Feiglin): a blood drive, the Nitzanim Singers performing at Arcare in Caulfield, and a "Sunshine for Seniors" lunch, for which the Mitzvah Day web site has photos.
Kehilat Nitzan honoured former president Zvi Civins with a JCCV Community Recognition Award for 2014 in recognition of his many years of involvement in a variety of initiatives at the shul from leading the b'nei mitzvah program to shepherding the shul through the move to our permanent home. Rabbi Stein and president Mark Sokolski attended to see Zvi receive the award.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support