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 28 Tammuz to 5 Av

July 20, 2017

28 Hyman Garson; 1  Florence Zusman; 1  Bella Epstein; 1  Louis Arron; 4  Seema Herschorn; 5  Israel Perlin, 5  Anna D. Nathanson.  

July 19, 2017

We are saddened by the passing of Beth Israel member, Lily Garson, mother of Debbie, Joan, Carol and Marilyn.  Shiva will be held at the home of Debbie Garson, 6040 Jubilee Road as follows: July 20th 2:00 – 5:00 pm & 7:00 – 9:00 pm; July 21st 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

July 13, 2017

The AJC is hiring for a new position, Director of Hillel & Next Generation Engagement, which will plan events for students, teens, young adults and families. For more info, go to theajc.ns.ca


Sun 23
Sun 23

Camp Kadimah Visiting Day

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 23

Young Families Picnic and Playtime

July 23 @ 11:30 am - 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