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.




The unveiling of the monument in memory of Ina Kohler will take place this Sunday, October 22nd at 2:00 pm at the Beth Israel Cemetery.

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Sincere condolences to the family of Rena Webber, long time member of the Beth: her daughter, Roz Berkovits, sons Lance Webber and Jeff Webber, and their families. Shiva will be held at 1470 Summer Street #101, from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm and 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. Morning services will be held at the Beth and 6:00 pm…

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Save The Date!

The Shaar Shalom AGM will be held on November 5th from 10am to noon. Please note this is a new time for the AGM!

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Yahrzeits 24 Tishrei to 30 Tishrei

26 Nathan Green; 26 Frances Fenton; 27 Freda Silverman; 27 Morris Fineberg; 27 Leon Leve; 28 Louis Bloom; Oct 19-Dorothy Crotty Kearsey  

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Dr. Saul Green Memorial Lecture on Nov. 2nd

The Dr. Saul Green Memorial Lecture will take place on November 2nd at 7pm, in Alumni Hall, University of King’s College. This year’s speaker, Dr. Bertha Fuchsman-Small, will present an engaging lecture on Médecins Sans Frontières: Medical Humanitarian Activism and the Tension Between Principle and Pragmatism.

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Fri 20

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival – Short Program

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 20

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 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:  noon – 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