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 6:15 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 April 2014.
The full schedule of High Holiday services is available on the Worship page.
Join us on motzei Shabbat, September 20, from 8:30 to 10:30 pm as we ponder texts and questions surrounding the role of religion and especially the Masorti /Conservative approach to Judaism, including an accompanying audio/visual presentation. (You can download the material (PDF) if you want to prepare for the discussion ahead of time.) After the discussion and dinner, we will hold a pre-High Holiday Selichot service.
Please consider volunteering some time on Monday, September 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm to help us set up the shul for the High Holidays. If you can help out, please call Debra Korman at 0418 559 800.
Teens (12 and up) are invited to come to the lake at Caulfield Park on the second day of Rosh Hashanah at 5:15 pm to cast away breadcrumbs representing our regrets, our resentments. and any leftover feelings about the ways we fell short as part of the tashlich ritual. (V'tashlich bimtzulot yam kal chatotam – "You shall cast out your sins into the depths of the sea.") Afterwards, we'll go to the shul and greet Shabbat. Aimed at teens, but all ages welcome!
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support