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 Tevet 26 to 3 Shevat

26 Charles Migdol; 26 Eli Joseph Stern; 26 Daisy Baig; 27 Solomon Fine; 27 Ethel Saffron; 29 Harry Goodman; 29 Joseph Linder; 2  Ida Adele Firsten  

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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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Thank you Barcha Koren!

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Todah Bracha Koren!

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Mavel Tov to …

Elliott Richman, son of Shifra and Alex Richman, on receiving the Nova Scotia Human Rights Award by the Nova Scotian Human Rights Commission on December 08, 2017. Elliott was a member of the Bill 59 Community Alliance, who advocated for the passing and proclamation of Bill 59 into the Accessibility Act.

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Sat 20

Shabbat Morning Service

January 20 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

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