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 for the headstone of our member Morris Strug of blessed memory will take place Friday, July 20 at 1pm.

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Yahrzeits 9 Av to 15 Av

Manes Jakubowicz; Joseph Glube; Marion Bloom; Edith Goodman Rosenblum; Rabbi Philip D. Cohen.

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Mazel tov to Miriam and Leonard Goldberg on their 75th Wedding Anniversary!

Miriam and Leonard Goldberg were married in Halifax on June 22, 1942. Shortly after their wedding, Dr. Goldberg was sent to England to serve with the Royal Canadian Air Force Dental Corps. The couple settled after World War II in Halifax, raising their two sons and enjoying their Nova Scotia lifestyle. A huge congratulations on…

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High Holiday Newsletter for 5779

Please send your news, stories, milestones, graduation announcements, pictures, and ideas for our upcoming publication to shaarshalom@eastlink.ca

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Father’s Day Cemetery Visit

On Father’s Day, June 17th, the cemetery will be opened for visits between 11 am and 12 pm.

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Sat 21

Shabbat Morning Service

July 21 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 21

Tisha b’Av Eve Services

July 21 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 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.

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