General News

Mazel tov

Mazel tov to Michael and Joan Zatzman and the entire Zatzman family on the opening of the refurbished Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth on February 25th. More than eight decades after Joseph Zatzman opened his small grocery store in downtown Dartmouth, the businessman and former mayor’s family gave thanks for the community’s support by donating a…

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Mazel tov to Josh Judah …

for receiving his QC (Queen’s Council) designation from the Province of Nova Scotia. The QC designation is awarded each year to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contribution to the legal community.

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It’s a girl!

Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Rank welcomed a new daughter and sister for Ariana into the world on Monday, January 21st at 1:53pm. Baby Weiss-Rank weighs 7 pounds and 1 ounce and, like her mother, is healthy and happy!

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Registration now open for Shaar & Friends CNOY Team

Registration is now open to join the Shaar’s team for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) on Saturday evening, February 23.  All proceeds support ARK, a local non-profit organization which supports homeless youth by providing shelter, food, programming, and support.   To register to walk and/or contribute, please visit

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Michael Falk tells his story…

Michael Falk

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:  

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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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