Welcome to Shira Hadasha!
Our 2016-17 membership drive is now open. Shira depends almost entirely on financial membership to run as a shule, and we ask everyone who attends services on the High Holy Days to take out membership but our doors will be open to everyone. For more information, click here.
Kol Nidrei Apeal
This year, Shira decided to Support Stand Up's Refugee Women's Group for its Kol Nidrei appeal. Please donate online at standup.org.au/shira
The Women's Group meets weekly and empowers and supports disadvantaged and isolated Sudanese women in Melbourne. Stand Up has a very committed group of 10 Jewish volunteers who over the last 5 years has helped these refugee women improve their English, gain new vocational and social skills and increase their confidence when navigating life in Australia.
All donations in support of Stand Up's Refugee Women's Group are fully tax deductible.
Thankyou to our amazing chazanim, Leah Sarna and Michael Fraade who beautifully led tefillah on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Who Are We?
Shira is an inclusive Orthodox minyan in Melbourne where both women and men are active participants and song permeates the service.
At Shira, you’ll find a mehitza dividing the praying-space into two, but services are led from both its sides. Shira believes that Orthodox Judaism must strive for such inclusiveness, and it leads the way as the first such congregation in Australia.
Come visit us for an experience of prayer and song. If you need a place to stay or eat, don’t hesitate to ask.
See you soon!