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.


August 17, 2017

… to Marcie-Ann Gilsig on the death of her mother and to Sharon Waxman on the death of her brother-in-law. May their memories be for a blessing.

Mazel Tov to Eytan Mendel-Elias

August 17, 2017

… on his bar mitzvah this Shabbat! Thank you to Charlotte Mendel and Eli Elias for generously sponsoring Kiddush this Shabbat.

Av – Elul -August 17- August 24

August 17, 2017

27 Leon Alexander; 28 Emil Jockel; 29 Leon Offman; 30 Rebeca Arron; 30 Morris Forman; 3 Paul Goldberg.  

Gift Shop Sale

August 10, 2017

We are having a gift shop sale until September 11th. 20% discount on all showcase items. Purchases can be made during regular office hours.

Save the Date!

July 25, 2017

Dr. Bertha Fuchsman-Small, a palliative care physician from the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal will deliver the Dr. Saul Green Memorial Lecture on Thursday evening, November 2nd. Her topic: “Médecins Sans Frontières: Medical Humanitarian Activism and the Tension Between Principle and Pragmatism”


Sat 19

Shabbat Morning Service

August 19 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 22

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