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.
Get in-depth news and see photos of our congregational activities in the Kehilat Nitzan Newsletter for March 2015.
After morning Shabbat services honouring our volunteers and kiddush, Louisa Gibson, the General Manager of Access Inc., will speak about this independent not-for-profit organisation that works to help integrate Jewish people with disabilities into the fabric of the Melbourne Jewish community.
Everyone is welcome to attend the next Men's Club meeting on Tuesday, September 1, at 7:30 pm where Dvir Abramovitch, Director of the Program for Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Melbourne and chair of the Anti-Defamation Commission, will speak on "The Devil Unleashed: Hating Jews, Hating Israel."
To find out more about the Men's Club, contact Zvi Civins by email or call 0423 169 695.
Our Selichot services and program to usher in the High Holiday period will be held at the home of Rabbi Adam and Tamar Stein on Saturday night, September 5, beginning at 8:30 pm. Contact the office to RSVP and for the street address. Tea and desserts will be served.
Join Rabbi Stein on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30 pm for the continuation of three hour-long sessions exploring personal journeys through the reflective month of Elul leading up to the High Holidays, and gain tools and practices for this traditional contemplative period.
Torah, Tefillah, and Torte (Shabbat Morning Study)
Our Torah, Tefillah, and Torte group meets on Shabbat morning from 9 - 9:30 am before services. We are currently studying the halacha and choreography of the prayer service and individual prayer.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support