WELCOME TO THE SHAAR SHALOM

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 Elul to 20 Elul

Minnie Baig, Dr. Walter Fisher, Freda Offman, Ray Louis, Carl Sherman, Eva Fine, Gordon Argand, Ruth Brown, Isaac Gershon Rockman, Norman Cappell, Stephen Jacobson, Leah Leve.

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Toda to the Strug Family

A generous donation from the Strug family made it possible to construct a permanent, covered, and landscaped seating area (with ritual wash station) in the Shaar Shalom Cemetery. The “Esther and Morris Strug Memorial Garden” remembers forever – זכור לעולם – two founding members of the Shaar Shalom. The beautiful seating area is nestled under…

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Jews in Cape Breton

The impact of the Cape Breton Jewish community is chronicled in an article in the Nova Scotian insert to The Chronicle Herald on April 1, 2019. Read the article online by clicking here!

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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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Dalhousie University Released a Video on Constance Glube: Canada’s First Jewish Female Provincial Chief Justice

“Constance Glube’s (1931-2016) legacy includes a long list of firsts within the Canadian judicial system, but to her many friends and colleagues, “Connie’s” passion for helping others, her modesty and her decisiveness shape the stories told about her. These traits all came together to make Glube a diligent trailblazer for women and minorities throughout her…

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Upcoming

Mon 16
Thu 19

If you need a ride to services, Shaar events, or local professional appointments please send an email to

Jewberhalifax@gmail.com

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

CALL US

(+1) 902 423-5848
Fax: (+1) 902 422-2580

EMAIL US

info@theshaar.ca

For pastoral issues and life-cycle inquiries, please contact Rabbi Karlin directly at rabbi@theshaar.ca