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.



Yahrzeits 11 Adar1 to 17 Adar 1

Samuel Traves; Ida Volinsky; Belle Warman; John Cordon; Blanche Medjuck; Rose Poberefsky; Harry Brawer; Eli Hirsh Averbook. 

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Mazel tov

Mazel tov to Michael and Joan Zatzman and the entire Zatzman family on the opening of the refurbished Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth on February 25th. More than eight decades after Joseph Zatzman opened his small grocery store in downtown Dartmouth, the businessman and former mayor’s family gave thanks for the community’s support by donating a…

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Mazel tov to Josh Judah …

for receiving his QC (Queen’s Council) designation from the Province of Nova Scotia. The QC designation is awarded each year to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contribution to the legal community.

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It’s a girl!

Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Rank welcomed a new daughter and sister for Ariana into the world on Monday, January 21st at 1:53pm. Baby Weiss-Rank weighs 7 pounds and 1 ounce and, like her mother, is healthy and happy!

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Registration now open for Shaar & Friends CNOY Team

Registration is now open to join the Shaar’s team for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) on Saturday evening, February 23.  All proceeds support ARK, a local non-profit organization which supports homeless youth by providing shelter, food, programming, and support.   To register to walk and/or contribute, please visit https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=838310&langPref=en-CA

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Sat 23

Shabbat Morning Service

February 23 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

If you need a ride to services, Shaar events, or local professional appointments please send an email to


or call the synagogue office at 902-423-5848.

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 Weiss directly at Rabbirayshweiss@gmail.com