The Atlantic Jewish Council


Shavuot at the Shaar — June 9 & 10, 12:30pm

Shavuot services are Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th, starting at 9:15am. During the first day of Shavu’ot, in reenacting the moment when the Torah was revealed at Mount Sinai, we will read from ‘the Ten Commandments’ among other special passages we recite on Shavu’ot. On the second day of Shavu’ot, honouring the special…

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Shaar Shalom Special General Meeting − May 21st, 7:30 pm, at the Shaar

The Shaar Shalom Congregation will be having a Special General meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 pm. The Congregation must review and approve the terms of the contract with Rabbi Karlin before it may be finalized. This is an exciting time for the congregation, so please show your support by attending the meeting. Please note that the Shaar requires a quorum of at…

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Shaar Shalom Library Book Club − June 23, 12:30pm, Shaar Library

Our next meeting will be Sunday, June 23 at 12:30 PM, in the Shaar Library. We will be discussing Jonathan Weisman’s (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump. *Coffee and bagels will be served. Upcoming Reads: July 21 – By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz…

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Shaar & Friends Team participate in the “Coldest Night of the Year” (CONY) Fundraiser Walk – Feb. 23rd, 7pm

Registration is now open to join the Shaar’s team for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), a family-friendly national fundraising walk, on Saturday evening, February 23.  All proceeds support ARK, a local non-profit organization which supports homeless youth by providing shelter, food, programming, and support.   To register to walk and/or contribute, please visit

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Doggone Israelites Gone Dog? NaKh & Nosh Reads Judges Chapter 7

Gideon is about to go to battle. But God wants to make sure Gideon has rounded up appropriate troops. God puts Gideon’s warriors to the test before final drafts are finalized. Come join Rabbi Rank’s table at Kiddush right after services on February 9 for a little NaKh (the final two thirds of the Hebrew…

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Interfaith Harmony Week Event

We are delighted to participate as a host site again this year for the World Interfaith Harmony Week, an annual interfaith programming series across Halifax.  On Friday, February 1st, we will open our doors to visitors of all faiths and backgrounds, to join us for our regular Friday night services.

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