This Week’s Yahrzeits

Edith Goodman Rosenblum, Meyer Goldberg, Abraham Silverman, Ida Clark, Leonard Dubinsky, Sid Chernin, Ida Goldstein, John William Paton.

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COVID Update

We are pleased to note that we are now in Phase Four of Nova Scotia’s reopening. According to provincial rules, we are currently permitted 50% of our space’s capacity, with social distancing and masking. This means that  the Shaar’s Friday 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:15 am Shabbat services are open to all, within these more…

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Registration for Hebrew School (September 2021)

If you have a child born in or after 2017 who you would like to register for Hebrew School, please email halifaxhebrewschool@gmail.com or contact Tamara Daiman, our Hebrew School Administrator at 902-444-4868 or shaarshalom@eastlink.ca.

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Tikkun Olam committee

On behalf of the Tikkun Olam committee, we’d like to thank all of you who helped make this years walk for the Coldest Night of the Year such a huge success!  We had 18 walkers, 51 donors and raised $4,217 for our Halifax neighbours dealing with homelessness, marginalization and housing insecurity!

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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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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

Whitney Pier Synagogue 1960

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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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: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/series-the-holocaust-mother-son-saved-by-friends-and-fighters-241320/  

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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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