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 Noah Pink

April 26, 2017

… son of Roan and Joan Pink, on the April 25th premiere of the 10 episode series, Genius, for which Noah is writer and co-executive-producer with Ron Howard!  Genius explores the turbulent journey of the physicist who would grow to become the icon: Albert Einstein (played by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush).

Mazel Tov to Fleur O’Connor who brought Dorothy Kiplagat from Kenya to Halifax for the R.A.C.E. Run – Race for Awareness, Courage and Empowerment

April 23, 2017

Mazel tov to Shimon and Peggy Walt on the recent birth of their new grand-daughter!

April 22, 2017

Yahrzeits 26 Nissan to 2 Iyar

April 21, 2017

26 Sam Ottman; 28 Annie Elman; 28 Abraham Gaum; 28 Percey Lubin; 29 Sophie Stern; 29 Charlotte Kassner. Iyar: 1 Rose Harris; 1 Solomon Goodman; 1 Joseph Judah; 1 Leo Task; 2 Pinnie Green

Beth Book Club

March 29, 2017

Orphan Number 8, by Kim van Alkemade is the next selection for the Beth Book Club, which meets on Tuesday, May 9th, 7:30 pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact Marty at the Beth: 902-422-1301.


Sat 29

Shabbat Morning Service

April 29 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 29

NaKh and Nosh: Bible Beyond the Torah

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. High Holiday services are open to all members of the Shaar, and to non-members who purchase tickets. Full time students and members of the military 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:  10:00am – 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