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 14 Kislev to 20 Kislev

14 Harry Ozier; 14 Sara Glube; 15 Pauline Shapiro; 15 Reuben David; 16 Edward Kassner; 17 Saul Garson; 18 Archie Nathanson; 18 Mary Nozick; 18 Israel Margolian; 19 Clair Molly Hoffman; 20 Maisie Shapiro; 20 Max Star

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Jewber Rideshare Program Call for Volunteers

We need experienced drivers with their own vehicles to provide rides within HRM to members of our Shaar Community.

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Good News!

The Shaar can now accept e-transfers to pay bills or make donations! Call or email the office to request a security question for your e-transfer.

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Watch Video! The Vital Things that Make Life Spectacular

Mazel tov to Producer Steve Goldbloom of PBS NewsHour on his 100th episode of the video series Brief but Spectacular! In this clip, Steve interviews his grandfather Richard Goldbloom of Halifax, NS about the daily experience of living with memory loss, and the things that are worth remembering.

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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