Our Prayerbook

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Our groundbreaking and highly acclaimed prayerbook, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav, is the first complete prayer book to address the lives and needs of LGBTQ as well as heterosexual Jews. With over 600 beautifully designed and art-filled pages, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav invites us, all of us, to stand naked before God, to see — and to be seen.

Our work on this prayerbook began in 1977, when our members could not find egalitarian prayers that addressed the reality of our lives. Developed over the next twenty-plus years, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav contains a whole section of blessings for daily life, contemporary English readings and egalitarian Hebrew as well as English. Every Hebrew prayer is transliterated as well as translated, to make the book accessible to all.

We invite you to read more about our prayerbook, purchase a copy for your own use by completing the form below, or experience it yourself at our services.

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is the first LGBT Prayer Book for every occasion.

  • Reform Liturgy with educational commentaries
  • Egalitarian LGBT-inclusive translations
  • New readings reflect contemporary Jewish life
  • Hebrew, English and transliterations of every prayer
  • Beautifully designed book filled with expressive art, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav includes services for Shabbat evening and morning, weeknights, and all the Jewish holidays.

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is the first truly 21st Century siddur with:

  • Readings on discovering your sexual orientation
  • A marriage equality blessing
  • Blessings for non-traditional families
  • Entirely new translations of ancient texts
  • Jewish poetry from all over the world
  • New Prayers with LGBTQ themes
  • Prayers for non-believers and agnostics
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance prayers
  • Essays that re-imagine our most cherished texts
  • Commentaries relating liturgy to our lives today

 

Click the “Buy Now” button below to order your copy today via Credit Card.
To pay by check or for international orders, please contact the CSZ office at 415-861-6932.




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