In 1954, with the establishment of official suburban boundaries, the new off-shoot from Mount Lawley was named "Menora" in honor of an old theatre of that name which was located within its borders. Further support for the name was provided by the local Jewish community for whom the Menorah holds special significance.
Menora is home to a large Jewish community, the heart of which is the Perth Hebrew Congregation. It is close to the Carmel Jewish School and other Kosher facilities like the "Kosher Food Center" (in Menora) and the Kosher "Besh Fresh" cafe.
The exclusive Alexander Park Tennis Club hosts, amongst other events, the Western Australian Tennis Championships. In the 2001 census, Menora had a median age of 45, and 37% of its population were over 60 years of age. This is due to a high concencentration of retirement villages in the district.