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 6 Shevat to 12 Shevat

Lillian Offman; Diana Katz, Margaret Parsons; Ruth Moskowitz; David Walt; Dr. Leslie Kovacs; Max Foreman; David Devlin; Stephanie Altman; Georgia Gillard.

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Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to our members Judith and Victor Goldberg on Victor’s 65th birthday. We look forward to hearing from Judith, who will be delivering the dvar Torah this Shabbat during services and thank the Goldbergs for their generosity in sponsoring kiddush following services.

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Condolences to Mark Rosen …

and the entire Rosen family on the passing of his Mother, Joyce Rosen, in Montreal on January 1, 2019. For details, please go to https://www.paperman.com/en/funerals/2019-1-4-joyce-rosen

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Registration now open for Shaar & Friends CNOY Team

Registration is now open to join the Shaar’s team for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) on Saturday evening, February 23.  All proceeds support ARK, a local non-profit organization which supports homeless youth by providing shelter, food, programming, and support.   To register to walk and/or contribute, please visit https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=838310&langPref=en-CA

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Michael Falk tells his story…

about the kindness and bravery of those who hid Michael and his mother during the Holocaust. This “must read” story was published in the September 15th edition of The Chronicle Herald: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/series-the-holocaust-mother-son-saved-by-friends-and-fighters-241320/  

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Tue 22

Town Halls

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 26

Shabbat Morning Service

January 26 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

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