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.

Mazel tov!

June 22, 2017

Mazel tov to Allison Pedvis on her upcoming graduation from Charles P. Allen High School.  She will be attending the University of Ottawa to study Human Kinetics.  Her entire family is very proud!

Yahrzeits 30 Sivan to 6 Tammuz

June 22, 2017

30 Irving Kanner; 1  Mrs. Manya Nathanson; 2  Tilly Cohen; 4  Max Laufer; 4  Harold Strug; 4  Sydney Mendel; 5  George Hauschner

Interested in Learning Hebrew?

June 15, 2017

A participant in our weekly Introduction to Judaism class is organizing a weekly group which will meet weekly during the summer to learn Hebrew. Please contact Rabbi Weiss (Rabbirayshweiss@gmail.com) if you are interested in joining.

A Life Dedicated to Pediatric Care

June 2, 2017

Mazel tov to Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom who is being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. For details, go to: http://cdnmedhall.org/inductees/richardgoldbloom  

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



For pastoral issues and life-cycle inquiries, please contact Rabbi Weiss directly at Rabbirayshweiss@gmail.com