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.



Todah rabbah from Yale O’Connor for your support as he lines up with Johana Kariankei, Kenyan elite runner, for the 2018 R.A.C.E. Run!

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A big week for Josh Judah!

At the 2018 Denver International Spirits Competition, his craft distillery (Compass Distillers) on Agricola Street won a “double gold” for its Gin and is in competition for best in show; as a volunteer lawyer with the Halifax Refugee Clinic he won a refugee case; and as a debate coach is off the Newfoundland, with Rebeccah…

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Yahrzeits 6 Iyar to 12 Iyar

Annie Rozofsky; John Simon; Yetta Leve; Ian Chernin; Moshe Chigier.

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Mazel tov to Victor Goldberg on his appointment to Queen’s Counsel!

This distinction is awarded each year to a select group of lawyers for their outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the legal profession. Victor’s appointment recognizes his professional integrity, work ethic, and the high regard in which he is held by the profession, especially as a leading practitioner in Property Development, Commercial Leasing and Corporate…

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Voting for David Korn

David was nominated for his contributions to Canadian society as both a civil engineer and Holocaust survivor/Holocaust education advocate. There’s a more complete biography of him on the voting page. Part of the selection process is a public vote which is happening online right now until May 17th. The link where people can vote is…

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Sat 28

Shabbat Morning Service

April 28 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 28

Teen Service

April 28 @ 10:00 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