Shaar Shalom Synagogue is a conservative Jewish congregation providing egalitarian religious services, and educational and cultural programs for its members and community. Shaar Shalom is committed to learning, fellowship and community.

Mazel Tov!

… to Josh Spatz and Samantha Bell on the arrival of Jake Ryder Spatz on September 23, 2020 in Toronto. Additional mazel tovs to Jake’s proud grandfather, Jim Spatz, and to his proud grandmother and brother, Marcie-Ann Gilsig and Avram Spatz (both in Toronto).

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Yahrzeits This Week

Stacey Schwartz, Ethel Tafler Stein, Abraham Newman, Harold J. Rosen, Eda Alexander, Max Pascal, Len Schelew, Max Volinsky, Lawrence Ferguson, Mark Offman.

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Anti Racism statement

Today we acknowledge the loss, anger and grief our African Nova Scotian and Indigenous neighbours and friends are experiencing.  And we join the chorus of voices condemning the systemic racism and discrimination pervasive in our society, not only today, but every day. Sadly, intolerance and injustice live here in Nova Scotia as well as in Canada…

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Dear Members

As our community confronts COVID-19, the safety of our congregants is our highest priority, so it is with this in mind that we sadly have decided that we need to cancel all Shaar services, programs and events until further notice. The Shaar is still very much operational, but functioning mostly remotely. We are actively working…

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Halifax Moishe House

Moishe House is an international organization empowering Jews aged 22-32 to create communities of peers focused around what it means for them to be Jewish – whether it’s culturally, spiritually, politically or otherwise. The Halifax branch of Moishe House invites all Jews, their friends and partners around this age group to join us at any…

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Fri 25

Kabbalat Shabbat

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 26

Shabbat Morning Services

September 26 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Sun 27

Annual Shaar Cemetery Visit

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Religious Services

Kabbalat Shabbat – Welcoming Shabbat - Services are held weekly on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from the date daylight savings time begins in March until the date it ends in November. After daylight savings time ends, Kabbalat Shabbat services are held on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. In addition, a family Kabbalat Shabbat Program runs through the Hebrew School year. Details are available on the Halifax Joint Hebrew School website.

Shabbat morning services begin at 9:15 a.m. every Saturday. Shabbat liturgy and d’var Torah delivered by our spiritual leader make each Shabbat inspiring for those attending. There are also many occasions throughout the year when the congregation holds special Shabbat services, such as a scholar-in-residence Shabbat, or a university student Shabbat.

Congregants are encouraged to contribute to Shabbat services by chanting a Haftorah or delivering a d’var Torah. Please contact our spiritual leader to make arrangements.

The Shaar Shalom holds services on all Jewish Holidays. Specific schedules for holidays are available through the synagogue office. Please click on the High Holiday tab at the top of this page for information about High Holiday services and seating.

Get in Touch!

Monday:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday:  10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  10:00 – 3:00pm
Thursday:  10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: closed


(+1) 902 423-5848
Fax: (+1) 902 422-2580



For pastoral issues and life-cycle inquiries, please contact Rabbi Karlin directly at rabbi@theshaar.ca