Welcome

Sha’ar Zahav is a Jewish community that affirms the sacred in each and every one of us. Rooted in our history as San Francisco’s gay and lesbian synagogue, we offer the warmth and comfort of chosen family. To that end, we embrace a diversity of individuals of all sexualities, genders, races and abilities. We welcome a diversity of families, including single members, interfaith, single-parent, and multicultural families.

Join us as we come together with open hearts to learn and grow with each other, lifting each other up to do what we never thought possible. We invite you to meet our members and leadership and to explore all that Sha’ar Zahav has to offer.

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Membership Renewal

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Adulting, Children, Volunteering, and Singing!

Hanukkah is over, winter is still happening (just look outside at this rain!), and I find myself in the winter rut. I love to curl up on these cold winter days with my dog and put on a movie. This year, I’m going to try something different and encourage you to do the same. Enjoy the…

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Your Input Matters

I get asked all the time, “what does a Director of Engagement do?” My answer is, “you tell me.” In other words, my role is to explore why you come to CSZ and to respond by creating programming, communications, member services, and volunteer opportunities that meet those needs. I’m not a customer service rep, but…

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