Religious School

Sha’ar Zahav offers families an innovative education program that emphasizes the positive power of diversity and affirms the special worth of every person and every family.  Our school’s first teacher, Phyllis Mintzer (z’’l), believed that every person and every word contained sparks of holiness. Beit Sefer Phyllis Mintzer (BSPM — beit sefer means school) is guided by her spirit.

Photo Oct 22, 12 30 31 PMBecause we believe that our community is strengthened when we bring our full selves to everything we do, we integrate our children’s education into the mainstream of synagogue life. We say that the children of the synagogue are all our children, and we encourage adults — both parents and those who are not parents — to participate in the classroom.  

Weekly, we provide children K-7th grade with a Jewish education that includes Torah, ethics, ritual, Hebrew, history and Israel with an emphasis on Jewish diversity and social justice in an LGBT/queer-positive community.

We would like our school to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a Fragrance-Free Environment.

Please contact Director of Education Leeaht Segev at education@shaarzahav.org for more information.

Religious School Registration

Weekly, we provide children K-7th grade with a Jewish education that includes Torah, ethics, ritual, Hebrew, history and Israel with an emphasis on Jewish diversity and social justice in an LGBT/queer-positive community.

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