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 8 Nissan to 14 Nissan

Allan Assh; Betty Assh; Samuel Block; Jeanette Levine; Hymen Sol Silverman; Mortimer Flanders; Saul Gillies; Irving Cohen.

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Yahrzeits 15 Nissan to 21 Nissan

David Singer; Celia Fried; Dovid Ber ben Alter Ya’akov v’Frida; William Rafuse; Rose Gould; Rose Rafuse; Doris Kay Stone.

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Welcome Rabbi Miriam Spitzer!

Please join us in welcoming  our next clergical candidate, Rabbi Miriam Spitzer to the Shaar! We hope you will attend services throughout the weekend if you are able.

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Mazel tov …

to Rabbi Ari Isenberg-Grzeda and Gila Wilensky on their April 7, 2019 marriage in Closter New Jersey!

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Gift Shop

Passover is coming soon and the Shaar Gift Shop has all of your holiday needs, Hagadahs, Seder Plates-at a wide variety of prices, Matzo Plates, Matzo Covers, Afikomen Bags-avoid the crumbs everywhere! Please come in to see for yourself. We also now have a selection of mezuzahs–including designs by Michael Aram and Lenox.

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Sat 20

Shabbat Morning Service

April 20 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 20

Passover services

April 20 @ 9:15 am
Sun 21

Passover Services

April 21 @ 9:15 am

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