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 Shaar Shalom and Beth Israel Gift Shops’ Joint Hanukkah Sale

Sunday, November 25th, 9am – 1pm, at the Shaar Shalom Synagogue Shop for all your holiday needs! Dreidels, Gelt, Decorations, Gift Wrap, Menorahs, Gift items and more! The Bookmark and Woozles bookstores and Poppy and Olive,a fashion boutique, will be joining us! And don’t forget the Potato Latkes!

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Yahrzeits 9 Kislev to 15 Kislev

 Leah Zatzman; Derek Saltzberg; Martin Parsons; Israel Brown; Borace Jacobson; Aron Katz; Joe Chernin; Tobe Linder; Harry Ozier; Sara Glube; Pauline Shapiro; Reuben David. 

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We offer our heartfelt condolences to our member Jamie Blustein and family on the loss of his father, Dr. Joseph Edward Blustein.

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2018 Chanukah Season Coat Drive

This year, the Tikkun Olam  Committee has chosen to support Direction 180 for our Chanukah drive.  Direction 180 is a community-based methadone clinic that uses a harm reduction model whose aim is to help reduce the harmful consequences associated with illegal drug use. The goal of Direction 180 is to help improve people’s quality of…

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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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Sun 18

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival

November 15 - November 18
Mon 19

Introduction to Judaism session

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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