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 / Event Date Service Times
Selichot Saturday, September 12 9:30pm
Erev Rosh haShanah Friday, September 18 6:30pm
Rosh haShanah Day 1 Shabbat, September 19 9:00am
Tashlich Service (Bishop's Landing) Sunday, September 20 5:00pm
Rosh haShanah Day 2 Sunday, September 20 9:00am
Kabbalat Shabbat  Friday, September 25 6:00pm
Shabbat Ha'azinu (Shuvah) Saturday, September 26 9:15am
Kol Nidrei Sunday, September 27 6:20pm
Yom Kippur morning services Monday, September 28 9:00am
Yom Kippur afternoon Mincha / Neilah Monday, September 28 5:30pm (Shofar 7:45pm)

 

Sukkot, Day 1 Shabbat, October 3 9:15am
Sukkot, Day 2 Sunday, October 4 9:15am
Erev Shemini Atzeret Friday, October 9 6:00 pm
Shemini Atzeret morning services Shabbat, October 10 9:15am
Erev Simchat Torah (Children's Procession) Saturday, October 10 6:00pm
Simchat Torah morning services Sunday, October 11 9:15am
Shabbat Bereshit Saturday, October 17 9:15am

5781 HIGH HOLIDAY CANDLE LIGHTING - HALIFAX

Date Holiday Candle Lighting Time
Friday, September 18 Rosh haShanah, evening 1 7:20pm
Saturday, September 19 Rosh haShanah, evening 2 7:59pm
Sunday, September 20 Rosh haShanah ends at 7:57pm
Friday, September 25 Shabbat Ha'azinu (Shuvah) 6:47pm
Saturday, September 26 Shabbat ends at 7:46pm
Sunday, September 27 Erev Yom Kippur 6:43pm
Monday, September 28 You Kippur ends at 7:41pm
Friday, October 2 Sukkot, evening 1 6:34pm
Saturday, October 3 Sukkot, evening 2 7:32pm
Sunday, October 4 Fesrival ends at 7:30pm
 

 

 

 

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