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).
Kol 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