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 27 Tishrei to 3 Cheshvan

Freda Silverman; Morris Fineberg; Leon Leve; Louis Bloom; Alice Lennark; David Myer; Jennie Freda David; Minnie Chernin; Raymond Caplan; Lillian Newman; Helena Jockel; Shirley Throp .

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Mazel tov to …

Mark Rosen and Ethel Cooper-Rosen on the upcoming marriage of their son, Brendan, to Debra Silberman in Calgary on October 7th!

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Mazel tov to …

Leonard, Miriam, Lorri, and Ben Goldberg on the birth of William River Haller and Owen Sigmund Haller, on September 28th in Toronto. William and Owen are great grandsons to Leonard and Miriam Goldberg, grandsons to Lorri Goldberg and nephews to Ben Goldberg and Shelia MacLean. The twins have doubled the size of their parent’s (Lisa…

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Condolences …

We extend our heartfelt condolences to our member Shifra Richman on the passing of her brother in Winnipeg this week.

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Condolences …

We mourn the loss of Mark Offman, father of Robin (Jeffrey) Strug, Jennifer Offman, and Saul (Kimberley) Offman; grandfather of Benjamin and Lilly Strug, Haley and Ryan Sabol, and Eli and Naomi Offman; brother of Eric (Ruth McCulloch) Offman; spouse of Valerie Eldridge; lifelong friend of Cindy Gillies. A grave side funeral will be held…

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Sat 20

Shabbat Morning Service

October 20 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 21

Holocaust Education Week

October 21 - November 2

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