Membership Application

We often speak about our member community as chosen family, so we’d love to get to know you better too!

Please fill out our online Membership Application below, and our office or a lay-leader will contact you shortly to schedule a meet-and-greet, and invite you to fill out our member forms.

Unlike many other synagogues, we do not use a fee-for-service model or a flat fee membership model for new members. We use a donation-based system, and ask our members to make an annual gift – a pledge to the community that is meaningful to them.

We do not ask you to share your financial information. Members decide their financial pledge on their own evaluation of their financial information.

If you have any questions,  or would like to schedule a conversation about Sha’ar Zahav memberships, do not hesitate to contact Sha’ar Zahav’s office.

Membership Application

Complete your Membership Application today!
  • Adult Member 1

  • Please write it out in English transliteration and also, don’t worry if you don’t have one!
  • Sha’ar Zahav welcomes a diversity of families, including single members, interfaith, single-parent, and multicultural families.
  • Adult Member 2

  • Please write it out in English transliteration and also, don’t worry if you don’t have one!
  • Sha’ar Zahav welcomes a diversity of families, including single members, interfaith, single-parent, and multicultural families.
  • Additional Information

  • I give permission to Sha'ar Zahav to use my image for online and print purposes.
  • I would like to receive the regular weekly emails of upcoming events at Sha'ar Zahav.
  • If you would like to be reminded of the anniversary of a loved one's death, please list the deceased's name, your deceased's relationship with you (e.g. my mother, my friend, etc.), and the date of death below.
  • Children

  • Please write it out in English transliteration and also, don’t worry if you don’t have one!
  • Please write it out in English transliteration and also, don’t worry if you don’t have one!
  • Please write it out in English transliteration and also, don’t worry if you don’t have one!

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