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.

This Week’s Yahrzeits

Howard Goldberg, Hyman Solomon Goldberg, Angelika Wolff, Joseph Zatzman, Louis Silverman, Irving Perlin, Dr. James Hammerling, Debra Lecker, Louis Morton Garson, Joseph Goldberg, Helen Garson Stoffman, Abram Parleman, Rosalyn Goldberg, Nettie Shapiro, Leonard Laurence Stone.

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COVID Update

We are pleased to note that we are now in Phase Five of Nova Scotia’s reopening. According to provincial rules, we are currently permitted 50% of our space’s capacity, with social distancing and masking (especially during Kiddush, when not eating). This means that the Shaar’s Friday 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:15 am Shabbat services are…

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Registration for Hebrew School (September 2021)

If you have a child born in or after 2017 who you would like to register for Hebrew School, please email halifaxhebrewschool@gmail.com or contact Tamara Daiman, our Hebrew School Administrator at 902-444-4868 or shaarshalom@eastlink.ca.

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Tikkun Olam committee

On behalf of the Tikkun Olam committee, we’d like to thank all of you who helped make this years walk for the Coldest Night of the Year such a huge success!  We had 18 walkers, 51 donors and raised $4,217 for our Halifax neighbours dealing with homelessness, marginalization and housing insecurity!

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Halifax Moishe House

Moishe House is an international organization empowering Jews aged 22-32 to create communities of peers focused around what it means for them to be Jewish – whether it’s culturally, spiritually, politically or otherwise. The Halifax branch of Moishe House invites all Jews, their friends and partners around this age group to join us at any…

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Fri 28

Kabbalat Shabbat – Welcoming Shabbat Services

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat 29

Shabbat Morning Services

January 29 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Feb 04

Kabbalat Shabbat – Welcoming Shabbat Services

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 Karlin directly at rabbi@theshaar.ca