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.

 

 

Dear Members

As our community confronts COVID-19, the safety of our congregants is our highest priority, so it is with this in mind that we sadly have decided that we need to cancel all Shaar services, programs and events until further notice. The Shaar is still very much operational, but functioning mostly remotely. We are actively working…

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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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Atlantic Jewish Film Festival

Join us for the 2019 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival in Halifax! We have a fantastic selection of six films, including a series of Israeli short films, and we hope to see you there. Click here to learn more about the 2019 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival!

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Mazel tov to Joel Pink

who was featured in an article, “For the Defence”, in the September edition of Halifax Magazine. The article reflects on his long career as Nova Scotia’s best known criminal-defense attorney. See http://halifaxmag.com/cover/for-the-defence/

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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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Upcoming

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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