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About Us

Kehilat Nitzan is the only Masorti (Conservative) congregation in Melbourne,  Australia. We offer traditional egalitarian Shabbat and chagim (festival) services and shiurim (study sessions) in a warm and friendly environment. We welcome and include everyone irrespective of age, gender, or sexual orientation. We are committed to Jewish tradition and law (halachah), Israel and Zionism, Jewish learning and the study of Torah.

VISION STATEMENT

We are a warm and welcoming Synagogue that inspires congregants through our spiritually uplifting services and commitment to Jewish living. Kehilat Nitzan’s members generously donate their time, talents and resources to support each other in study, prayer and tikkun olam (social action).

We are committed to being a traditional and inclusive religious, spiritual, educational and cultural home for all Jewish individuals, couples and families. We are building a bright Jewish future for the next generation through our commitment to youth education and engagement.                                                                                    

We are committed to Halachah (Jewish law) and tradition according to a Masorti perspective that befits our time and circumstances. Our approach to Judaism reflects our ongoing relationship with God and ever-unfolding understanding of God’s Will; we see our religious obligations as a blessing in every moment

MISSION STATEMENT

Kehilat Nitzan’s mission is to be an inclusive, vibrant home where traditional Judaism is lived and breathed, where community is family, where learning inspires action, where prayer touches the hearts and good deeds repair the world.                                                                                                                 

We are an egalitarian Masorti (Conservative) congregation, dedicated to worshipping God through Torah (Study), Avodah (Prayer) and Gemilut Chasadim (Acts of loving-kindness).                                                                

Our purpose is to be a spiritual, cultural and religious home that fosters strong Jewish values, connection and commitment to Jewish living through pride in our Jewish heritage, lifelong education, tzedaka, and tikkun olam (social action).

STATEMENT OF OUR CORE VALUES

We are a People : We believe in the centrality of Israel in the life and consciousness of the Jewish people and the unity of the Jewish people wherever they may live.

We Welcome : We are a welcoming, caring, and compassionate community.

We Acknowledge : the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of country and the land on which our Synagogue is situated and stand in solidarity with them as sovereign peoples who have never ceded sovereignty. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.

We Connect : Fostering the connection between people, God, and the world is at the core of our aspirations and activities.

We are Traditional and Inclusive :  We are committed to Jewish law and tradition and our spirituality within the context of an egalitarian, diverse and inclusive environment that embraces all individuals, couples and families, where Jewish people of all genders, ages, sexual orientation and ability may participate in traditional Jewish practice and come close to Torah.

We Live Torah : We live the philosophy and teaching of the Masorti (Conservative) movement.

We Learn/We Educate : We offer lifelong transformative learning for all members, children and adults.

Integrity : We act with clear intention and demonstrate accountability

We are Leaders : We demonstrate leadership while listening with humility

We Act : We value and enact volunteerism and social action through tzedaka and Tikkun Olam.

Fri, 23 April 2021 11 Iyyar 5781