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.

Todah Rabah to Marcie-Ann Gilsig

September 19, 2017

… for donating this beautiful painting to the Shaar!

Yahrzeits 25 Elul to 2 Tishrei

September 15, 2017

25 Harry Block; 25 Simon Gaum; 27 Benita Langdon; 1 Richard Bennet Hirsch  

Save the Date!

September 14, 2017

September 9, 2017

The Tikkum Olam Committee will be collecting donations of non-perishable food during the High Holidays. Please place your Feed Nova Scotia donations in the bins located just outside the synagogue when you attend services this year. One in 5 NS children live in poverty and do not have secure access to nutritious food.

Save the Date!

July 25, 2017

The 4th annual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival will run from October 19th to 22nd, 2017!


Wed 20

Services for Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Thu 21

Services for Rosh Hashanah Day 1

September 21 @ 9:00 am
Thu 21

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