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 8 Nissan to 14 Nissan

Allan Assh; Betty Assh; Samuel Block; Jeanette Levine; Hymen Sol Silverman;  Mortimer Flanders; Saul Gillis; Irving Cohen.

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Kosher-for-Passover Food

You can find a selection of kosher-for-Passover foods at the Sobey’s on Queen Street (at the back of the store near the kosher meat) and at the Superstore on Joseph Howe (at the back of the store at the ends of two aisles by the dog food). Both locations have a selection of dry goods…

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Hand painted cards available for order at $5 each. Call Sandra 902-861-1227.

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Thank you!

Our Shaar Shalom Coldest Night of the Year team raised over $4,000.00 for our community’s homeless. Special shout out to Noah Drucker who raised over a quarter of the total through his Bar Mitzvah project.

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Don’t miss out on Kadimah’s 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Tickets are selling FAST! When: July 27-29, 2018 Where: Halifax, and of course, Camp Kadimah. What: A weekend of celebrating, reuniting with friends, and making new ones including… 1. A Friday Night Oneg Shabbat Dinner (July 27th) 2. A Family-Friendly Afternoon BBQ w/ Games & Activities (July 28th) 3. A Saturday Night Social w/ Buffet…

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Fri 23
Sat 24

Shabbat Morning Service

March 24 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 24

Junior Congregation service

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

2017 Kol Nidre Address

To read the 2017 Kol Nidre address presented by Jennifer O'Connor, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue, click Kol Nidre Address 2017.

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. High Holiday services are open to all members of the Shaar, and to non-members who purchase tickets. Full time students, members of the armed forces, and those who provide proof of membership in another synagogue are provided complimentary High Holiday tickets. Kol Nidre services are open to everyone – tickets are not required.

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