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Give a Major Gift:  The Chai Campaign 2018

The Chai Campaign offers congregants, family and friends of Sha’ar Zahav the opportunity to underwrite and be recognized for significant investments in projects that help us fulfill our dreams. We invite donations of $5,400 or more (over 1, 2 or 3 years) to support transformative initiatives in four areas: enriching our music, refurbishing our building, strengthening our children’s education, and enhancing our Rabbi’s impact. For more information, please contact Martin Tannenbaum or Ami Zusman.

Below are a few highlights that your generous Chai Donations helped us accomplish over the past year:

  • Welcomed Rabbi Mychal Copeland as our new settled rabbi
  • Welcomed more than 40 new families into our community and have secured new grants
  • Increased the frequency of our programming, including options for children, seniors, those new to Judaism (and more)
  • Installed new, comfortable and attractive seating in our sanctuary
  • Renovated our kitchen, cleaned our carpets, painted and put new flooring in our classroom
  • Established an after-school Hebrew tutoring program
  • Celebrated our 40th Anniversary
  • Returned to — and FILLED! — the Herbst Theatre for High Holy Days once again using our beautiful machzor
  • Celebrated the 19th year of Music in the Mishkan


2017 Rainbow Campaign
13 years ago, we launched our first Rainbow Campaign so that members and supporters of our diverse and fabulous community could provide critical funding to ensure a vibrant Sha’ar Zahav.

When you want us or need us, we’re here for you!

  • To help you mourn a loss, to provide healing
  • To celebrate a birth, a b’nei mitzvah, a wedding and other joyous occasions
  • To ensure your children learn our brand of inclusive Judaism.
  • To create a more welcoming world for LGBTQ Jews everywhere
  • To observe High Holy Days in an affirming and welcoming community
  • To create a safe space for refugees and others who have been marginalized

In this season of renewal and re-commitment, please make a generous commitment to our community by completing our online pledge form:  2017 Rainbow Online Pledge Form

How to Donate

Donations can be sent by mail to (please make checks out to “Sha’ar Zahav”:
Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


By Phone

Call CSZ at 415-861-6932 to make a donation over the phone.


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  1. Type in desired donation amount next to “$0.00”. Please note: you will not be able to proceed with payment if you do not type in a donation amount.
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