Are you interested in volunteering to serve up some Christmas cheer for seniors on Christmas Day? The AJC will host Christmas lunch on Tuesday, December 25th at the Spencer House Seniors Centre on Morris Street, Halifax. There are lots of opportunities (serving-greeting-entertaining!) for those wishing to help out! Volunteers needed: 11:00AM – 2PM Contact Edna […]
2019 Asper Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program We are presently making plans for the 2019 Asper Foundation Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Program. This program is for students in grades 8 and 9. All students are required to participate in 9 educational sessions (2 hours each, usually taught on Sunday mornings) and complete 10 hours of […]
Every year, through our annual United Jewish Appeal (UJA) of Atlantic Canada Campaign, the AJC helps strengthen Jewish life in Atlantic Canada, Israel, and across the world. Your generous donation impacts Jews of all ages in communities throughout the world, wherever Jews are in need. This year, for 2018, a very generous anonymous donor will be […]
Dear Friends, Happy Sukkot/Chag Sukkot Sameach! As you may know, in Judaism, there is a traditional belief that on Rosh HaShanah, we beg god to be inscribed in the Book of Life and that on Yom Kippur, these fates are “sealed”. However, you may not know that many Jewish sages extend the deadline of this sealing until […]
Welcoming Wheels Holiday Collaboration Sunday, December 16th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Ummah Mosque on 2510 St Matthias St.
Synagogue Skill Drill Shabbat, December 22, at 12:00-12:30pm Everyone is welcome to join us for the first workshop in a new, monthly series. Each month, following Shabbat morning services, we will focus on one particular synagogue skill. Give us 30 minutes and walk away with a new or improved skill! Our next session, facilitated by […]
3rd Annual Halifax Communal Beit Midrash Sunday, December 16, 3:00-4:30pm at the Shaar An afternoon of Torah, featuring a fabulous line-up of teachers from across our community, for all ages, for all Jews, for all backgrounds, for all of Halifax!
Deborah’s Not-Quite-A-Sing-Along Song: NaKh & Nosh Reads Judges Chapter 5 Shabbat, December 15th at 12:00-1:30 pm. The prophet Devorah gets credit for authoring one of the oldest poems in the whole Bible. She congratulates certain tribes on a job well done and tells some others that they’ve been lazy bums. The specific images in the […]
Simon Gaum Bereavement Centre Monthly Loss Support Group Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm in Rabbi Weiss’ office Are you suffering from a loss? If you are interested in a safe space for processing loss and grief within a supportive Jewish context, please join us. The Simon Gaum Bereavement Centre Loss Support Group is open to […]
Next Introduction to Judaism session December 10th at 7:30 pm This 24-session class series designed for those curious about Judaism and/or seeking to deepen their Jewish knowledge. This course is free to Shaar members, who can drop in for any session. The topic of our upcoming session is Jewish perspectives on Gender and Sexuality. For […]
Young Families Hanukkah get-together Sunday, December 9th at 12:30pm-2:00pm at Ronit & Alex’s home A get-together vegetarian potluck and playtime especially for families with infants and toddlers and those who love them. Activities will include Hanukkah stories, songs, and some nosh. For the address and more information, please RSVP to Rabbirayshweiss@gmail.com by Thursday, December 6.
This Shabbat: Chai Mitzvah Group 2018 Celebration December 8th at 12:00pm, following services Come help us mark our Chai Mitzvah Adult Learning group’s inaugural year of studies together! We will celebrate over kiddush by highlighting participants’ Jewish “bucket list” goals and projects. Everyone is warmly welcome to join.
This Friday, December 7th: First Friday Shabbat Story Share Shabbat Story Share returns! Come learn other members’ personal Jewish stories through their sharing of personal objects of meaning. Shabbat Story Share takes places in the middle of regular Friday night services, during the sermon slot. This coming month we will hear from Yoli Wassersug.
Fifth Night Lighting at the Weiss-Rank Home Thursday, December 6th at 5:30pm-7:00pm Please join us as we celebrate Hanukkah with a festive lighting and some light nosh, including homemade latkes and maybe even sufganiyot!