Welcome to Beit Aharon

Beit Aharon is a family-friendly, modern orthodox synagogue located in the centre of the Melbourne Jewish community. As an Orthodox congregation, we welcome and embrace all Jews, and we affirm our commitment to treating all with dignity and respect.

Our community aims to be inclusive. We encourage the full participation of all Jews in the religious life of our Shule to the full extent it is halakhically possible. Beit Aharon is at the forefront of facilitating the involvement of women in its congregational life. The Torah is always brought into the Women’s Section of the Shule. Women are supported to say Kaddish, to deliver D’var Torah and to recite prayers for Australia and Israel. We will not tolerate harassment against any person in our congregation on any ground, including age, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

Our tephillot are liberally seasoned with the tunes, minhagim and sounds of Ashkenaz, Sephard, Chabad, Yemenite and Moroccan Jewry.We run Children’s Services for different age groups, preparing children to become full members of the Jewish community who are confident both in and outside the Shule environment.

We welcome you to join us at services and events. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about Beit Aharon or about the wider Jewish community.

Come Visit this Rosh Hashana!

Welcome to Beit Aharon!

We are so excited to have you with us. Beit Aharon is a family-friendly space for prayer and contemplation, song and personal growth. We act on our belief that every Jew is welcome to be included in our community and we come in all shapes and sizes!

This year we have a gorgeous and in depth children’s program, designed with our friends at UJEB so that our younger members find Shule interactive, engaging, fun and full of fond memories.

All small guests, visitors, and members are encouraged to try it out and tell us what their favourite things are so that we can give them more of what they love.

For our congregation, we aim for those same things we just told you about for our children… fond memories, interacting and engagement  – as well as serious contemplation about bettering ourselves and the world around us. For this we are delighted to announce that this year we are having an amazing wonderful chazan come lead our service, along with our regularly brilliant team.

So whether you come as a lone warrior, bring a gaggle of children, or are cajouling your partner… we hope that everyone comes away having had a wonderful Shule experience.

If you are a fly by the seat of your pants sort, not sure of your plans, you’re welcome to make a last minute decision and come by. The more the merrier.

If you would prefer to have a seat guaranteed – for you, members of your family and friends… just click the link and we can give you peace of mind and you can sleep well knowing that it is all organised.




Shule Times: Regular Services

Friday Night (Erev Shabbat)

Beit Aharon’ Friday night service includes Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat. The service is held 10 minutes after Candle Lighting. Please see our Facebook page for up-to-date Shabbat times.

Shabbat Day

Our Shabbat program begins at 9.00am with a Shiur by Rabbi Sholem Blesofsky
Prayers commence with Shacharit 9:30 am.

After the conclusion of the service everyone is invited to join us for a Kiddush (which generally includes a vegetarian cholent made by our dedicated Rabbi, Shamir Caplan.

Two hours before the end of Shabbat, we have Gary’s 45 minute Gemara shiur. This is immediately followed by Mincha, Seudah Shlishit (the 3rd meal) and Maariv.  All welcome!

Children’s Program

Beit Aharon is excited to announce a collaboration with UJEB in the design and running of our children’s program.

Over the Yomim Noraim we will be running the following programs:

  Age Group Theme Time
Rosh Hashanah –21st September 2017 (1st day) 4-7 years   A better world 10.30-12pm
Rosh Hashanah –22nd September 2017 (2nd day)  4-7 years   A better me 10.30-12pm
Yom Kippur  4-7 years   Actions & Consequences 11-12.30pm
Rosh Hashanah –21st September 2017 (1st day)    8-12 years  A better world  10.30-12pm
Rosh Hashanah –22nd September 2017 (2nd day)    8-12 years   A better me  10.30-12pm
Yom Kippur    8-12 years  Actions & Consequences  11-12.30pm

Children’s Programs will be run during Succoth  – details of the programs will be posted shortly.

The regular Shabbat program will be run at 11am weekly.