Religious Outlook

CSZ has a strong tradition of lay leadership. Members lead services and deliver sermons. Our prayer book, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav, reflects our diversity. It respects the original Hebrew texts, traditions and sources and includes contemporary writings, alternative interpretations, translations, acknowledgment of the importance of women in Jewish tradition and gender-neutral God language.

Welcome To Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, the Congregation of the Golden Gate, is a historically LGBTQ synagogue. We are a progressive, diverse and participatory community that welcomes everyone who wants to create a Judaism that reflects our lives.  Please join us for worship, learning and celebration at our home at the corner of Dolores Street and 16th Street in San Francisco.