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.
This program for tots and preschool age children includes learning Shabbat songs in Hebrew and English, a mini Kabbalat Shabbat, listening to stories, creating Shabbat art, and making challah.
9:30 - 10 am: Children from 6 -18 months old
10 - 11 am: Children from 2 - 5 years old
Free for members and $5 per child for non-members.Please call Lianne on 9055 0906 or send email in order to ensure enough materials are available (especially challah dough).
After Shabbat morning services and kiddush, Sam Lipski will present a preview of his upcoming mini-course on Australian Jewish heroes.
On Sunday, August 28, at 10:30 am, a stellar panel of research scientists will address the theme "My Life in Scientific Research and My Jewishness" in the fourth symposium in our Gesher (Bridge) series. The quartet comprises Professor Sharon Lewin, newly appointed director of one of the leading research centers for infectious diseases and immunology in Australia, based at the University of Melbourne; Dr Alan Finkel, newly appointed Chief Scientist of the Commonwealth of Australia and formerly Chancellor of Monash University; Professor Ross Coppel, director of research in the Monash Faculty of Medicine and an eminent researcher in his own right (and a KN member); and Professor Steve Davis, a brain researcher in the University of Melbourne and internationally renowned for his work on the treatment of stroke.
The Nitzanim troupe will be performing at Emmy Monash Gandel House, 7 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield, on Sunday, August 28, at 2:30 pm. If you haven't joined us recently or if you would just like to try it out or even just observe the first time, we would love to welcome you. Rehearsals are at 8 pm the Wednesday night prior to a gig and are really worthwhile, especially for getting one's tongue around the Yiddish and Hebrew words. We are always happy for others to join us – song books provided. For more details, please contact Judy Feiglin.
Marom, our group for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s, will be having a fleishig dinner at an Alma Road address. For more information please visit facebook.com/marommelbourne or contact Charlotte on 0437 711 906 for details.
Join us on Sunday, September 25, at 7:45 pm for an uplifting and inspiring evening to hear stories of courage from the Shoah. KN member Freda Hodge will speak about how partisan units were formed and relay actual partisan stories of how the women got involved and the roles they filled. Please contact the office to RSVP and get the address.
Kehilat Nitzan appreciates and acknowledges the support