Service Times

Erev Shabbat – Friday evenings beginning at 7:30 PM
There’s something different each week, from our third Friday Shabbos Beat, inspiring lessons from Rabbi Riter, Cantor Bernstein, and our amazing lay service leaders. Services are followed by a light oneg and time to connect with our community.

Shabbat Morning – Saturday mornings beginning at 10:15 AM
More like a minyan, a small community gathering, we sing, pray, read from and discuss Torah together. Ask questions and share ideas in a spiritual and progressive celebration. Services are followed by a light Kiddish.


Welcome To Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

We are Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, the Congregation of the Golden Gate.  Founded in 1977 with a special outreach to the LGBTQ community, Sha’ar Zahav has built a diverse and progressive community based on what we consider the core value of Judaism: that we are each created in the image of God. (b’tselem elohim).

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav affirms the sacred in each and every one of us. We find strength in our diversity and create new Jewish traditions that honor all of our modern lives.

Purchase Machzor Bookplates!

Bookplates provide an opportunity to share stories about those we’ve lost and those we wish to honor. We invite you to donate $36 per bookplate to inscribe someone in our “books of life.” Help us build the story of people in our community year after year.

Visit bit.ly/CSZbookplates to order your bookplate today!





Explore our Innovative Children’s Programs

Our award-winning education program emphasizes the positive power of diversity, affirming the special worth of every person and every family. We offer children and their parents an engaged community in which children’s education is integrated into the mainstream of synagogue life. [Learn more]