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 9 Adar to 15 Adar

 Mary Rebecca Garson, Sol Medjuck, Jacob Zelenietz,  Myer Miller, Anita Blumenthal, Peter Stone,  Samuel Traves, Leon Shugar,  Ida Volinsky, Belle Warman, John Cordon, Blanche Medjuck, Rose Poberefsky.   

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Hand painted cards available for order at $5 each. Call Sandra 902-861-1227.

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Mazel tov to …

Rita and Joel Pink on the birth of their granddaughter, Talia Samantha Pink, in Toronto. Mazel tov to Talia’s parents, Elissa Gurman and Daniel Pink, who are thrilled to be new parents!

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Coldest Night of The Year

Saturday Night, February 24th. The Tikkun Olam Committee is again sponsoring our synagogue’s participation in Coldest Night of The Year, a national fundraiser that benefits the homeless of Halifax. Please join us in a 2, 5, or 10k walk. You can join our Shaar Team at the following web address: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=789505&langPref=en-CA If you can’t join…

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Don’t miss out on Kadimah’s 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Tickets are selling FAST! When: July 27-29, 2018 Where: Halifax, and of course, Camp Kadimah. What: A weekend of celebrating, reuniting with friends, and making new ones including… 1. A Friday Night Oneg Shabbat Dinner (July 27th) 2. A Family-Friendly Afternoon BBQ w/ Games & Activities (July 28th) 3. A Saturday Night Social w/ Buffet…

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Sat 24

Shabbat Morning Service

February 24 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 24

NaKh and Nosh: Bible Beyond the Torah

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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.

2017 Kol Nidre Address

To read the 2017 Kol Nidre address presented by Jennifer O'Connor, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue, click Kol Nidre Address 2017.

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, members of the armed forces, and those who provide proof of membership in another synagogue 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:  10:00 – 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