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 This Week

Rosa Grabina, Rose Goodman, Sarah Goldberg, Samuel Zelenietz, Dr. Mildred Glube, Sadie Waxman, Marjorie Traves, Stella Drory, Alex Richman, Rose Stern, Jack Stein, Roy Nozick, M. Michael Cohen Jr.

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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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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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Sat 22

Shabbat Morning Service

February 22 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 22

Bar-Mitzvah of Jenniffer Morris

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 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