Candle lighting at 8:10 pm, Shabbat ends at 9:10 pm on Saturday To safeguard our health and lives, all services and in-building programs at the Shaar are cancelled or moved online until further notice.

Read More

Bessie Koch, Jack Schneiderman, Bernie Rechnitzer, Florence Mildred Pye, Earle Goldberg, Lawrence Wineberg, Bessie Foreman, Rachel Rafuse, Archie Cohen, Wallace Owen Donald, Margaret Ruth Hackman.

Read More

Especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jewish life can provide us with an anchor. This Wednesday evening, we will again welcome Pesaḥ, “The Festival of Our Freedom.” I have prepared and collected these materials to help you to get ready for and celebrate the holiday. Note that, in the interest of simplicity, these…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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!

Read More

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/

Read More

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…

Read More
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!

Read More
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/  

Read More