High Holidays

Illustration of Rosh Hashanah

High Holiday Seating and Ticket

Our Kol Nidre Service is open without restriction to all who wish to worship with us. Our members make a special Kol Nidre donation and we ask non-members to consider making a donation to help us maintain our egalitarian synagogue.

Seating at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services is a benefit of membership, but we are pleased to welcome non-members who purchase High Holiday tickets. You do not need to purchase High Holiday tickets if you meet the following three conditions:
1. If you are a student, no ticket is required with a student ID.
2. If you serve in the armed forces, no ticket is required with a military ID
3. If you are a member in good standing of another synagogue, please have your synagogue provide us with a confirmation of your membership by email, fax or letter. We will issue complimentary tickets to members in good standing of another synagogue.

Out of town family members of congregants may pre-purchase High Holy tickets for $100.

All other non-members may pre-purchase High Holiday tickets at $180.00 for a single and $360.00 for a family.

Tickets are issued in specific names and are not transferable. A “family” includes partners and dependent children living at home.

To purchase High Holiday tickets:
• Phone the Shaar at 902-444-4868 (Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Interac e-transfer is accepted - get the security question from the office.)
• Email the  Shaar office  to make arrangements.
• Go our donation page  and select High Holiday Ticket from the drop-down menu (Visa, MasterCard and Amex are accepted.)

High Holiday tickets will be mailed to you. Tax receipts are provided upon request.

High Holiday Service Schedule

 

Holiday / Service / EventDateService Times
SelichotSaturday, September 219:00pm
Erev Rosh haShanahSunday, September 296:00pm
Rosh haShanah Day 1Monday, September 309:00am
Jr. Congregation at 10:30am
Tashlich Service (Bishop's Landing)Monday, September 304:00pm
Rosh haShanah Day 2Tuesday, October 19:00am
Kabbalat Shabbat Friday, October 46:00pm
Shabbat VaYelekh (Shuvah)Saturday, October 59:15am
Kol NidreiTuesday, October 86:00pm
Yom Kippur morning servicesWednesday, October 99:00am
Jr. Congregation at 10:30am
Yom Kippur afternoon Mincha / NeilahWednesday, October 94:45pm (Shofar 7:24pm)
Sukkot, Day 1Monday, October 149:15am
Sukkot, Day 2Tuesday, October 159:15am
Shabbat Chol haMoed morning servicesSaturday, October 199:15am
Shemini Atzeret morning servicesMonday, October 219:15am
Erev Simchat Torah (Children's Procession)Monday, October 216:00pm
Simchat Torah morning servicesTuesday, October 229:15am
Shabbat BereshitSaturday, October 269:15am

5780 HIGH HOLIDAY CANDLE LIGHTING - HALIFAX

DateHolidayCandle Lighting Time
Friday, September 27Shabbat Nitzavim6:44pm
Sunday, September 29Rosh haShanah, evening 16:41pm
Monday, September 30Rosh haShanah, evening 27:36pm
Friday, October 4Shabbat VaYelekh (Shuvah)6:31pm
Tuesday, October 8Erev Yom Kippur6:24pm
Friday, October 11Shabbat HaAzinu6:19pm
Sunday, October 13Sukkot, evening 16:14pm
Monday, October 14Sukkot, evening 27:09pm
Friday, October 18Shabbat Ḥol haMo’ed Sukkot6:07pm
Sunday, October 20Sh’mini Atzeret6:03pm
Monday, October 21Simḥat Torah6:58pm
Friday, October 25Shabbat Bereshit5:55pm

 

 

Read this year's Shaar Shalom Congregation High Holiday Bulletin by clicking: High Holiday Bulletin 5779

 

 

How to Find Us

The Shaar Shalom Synagogue is located at 1981 Oxford Street in Halifax. It is situated on the corner of Oxford Street and Pepperell Street with entrance doors off both streets. The Oxford Street doors are normally locked except on High Holidays and when there are simchas and events. The Pepperell Street door is accessible for all services and during office hours.

Here is some information to help you find us:

If you are coming from the cruise ship terminal, we are 3.6km away. For most people, this is not walking distance so you may want to take a taxi.

If you are coming from a downtown Halifax hotel, we are approximately 3km away. For most people, this is not walking distance so you may want to take a taxi.

The closest hotel to the synagogue is the Atlantica Hotel. It is less than 1km away and within walking distance.

If you are coming from the Halifax Airport (Stanfield International Airport), we are approximately 40km away. The taxi fare is approximately $60 (Canadian).

 

Illustration of Yom KippurKol Nidre Appeal

Our Kol Nidre Service is open without restriction to all who wish to worship with us. We hope the experience is meaningful and meets your spiritual needs.

Our tradition is to appeal to our members to make a special Kol Nidre donation and we ask non-members to consider making a donation as well. We are an egalitarian synagogue with a vibrant congregation and we hope you will consider a donation to help us continue the outstanding educational, spiritual and social programming that has become the foundation of the Shaar Shalom. To read the 2018 Kol Nidre address presented by Jennifer O'Connor, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Shaar Shalom Synagogue, click Kol Nidre Address 2018.

If you do not wish to give to the Kol Nidre Appeal area, we encourage you to consider making a $72 donation to purchase a High Holiday mahzor for our synagogue, which you can personalize with a dedication. Go to our donation page to purchase a mahzor.

We thank you in advance for whatever donation you are able to make. A tax receipt will be provided upon request.

To make a donation:

Phone the Shaar at 902-444-4868 (Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Interac e-transfer is accepted - get the security question from the office.)

Email the Shaar office  to make arrangements.

Go to our donation page  and select Kol Nidre Appeal from the drop-down menu (Visa, MasterCard and Amex are accepted.)

Mail a cheque to the Shaar Shalom: 1981 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4A4