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.

Stacey’s Stories – Visit the table at the Community Hanukkah Sale!

December 9, 2016

Dr. Stacey Schwartz, a long-time member of the Shaar Shalom community, passed away in September 2013. A much-loved pediatrician in Halifax, Stacey was a voracious reader, with a life-long love for books, children and medicine. Her dynamic book club launched Stacey’s Stories, a charitable initiative to donate new books to the IWK’s Child Life department.

Yahrzeits 10 Kislev to 16 Kislev

December 8, 2016

10 Israel Brown; 11 Max Jakin; 12 Aron Katz; 13 Joe Chernin; 13 Tobe Linder; 14 Harry Ozier; 14 Sara Glube; 15 Pauline Shapiro; 15 Reuben David; 16 Edward Kassner

Men Make Latkes!

December 3, 2016

The Shaar Men annual Latke making extravaganza is happening Sunday, December 11th at 9am-12:30pm main kitchen, no experience required.

Community Hanukkah Party – Sunday, December 18th

November 22, 2016

4:30 to 7pm at the Beth Israel Synagogue – Go to Events and Services for details!

Community Hanukkah Sale – Sunday, December 11th

November 22, 2016

9am to noon – go to Events and Services for details


Sat 10

Halifax Communal Beit Midrash

December 10 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 10

Shabbat Morning Service

December 10 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 11

Community Hanukkah Sale

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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