Kaf-Lameds: Young Adults Community

Our young adults meet regularly to socialize, learn and discuss. Guided by our shared, ever-evolving set of practices, we inspire each other to advance justice, equality and compassion. If you’d like to receive more information about programming and upcoming events please complete the form below or contact liliana@shaarzahav.org.

Online Meetings

As a result of our shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19, we are meeting virtually on Zoom to have informal check-ins, host discussions, learning sessions, light Shabbat candles and celebrate holidays.

If you are interested in receiving more information regarding our programming and events, please fill out our intake form below.

Learn More About the Kaf-Lamed Community

Monthly Shabbat Dinners

We enjoy hosting monthly Shabbat dinners at a congregant’s home (space is generally limited to 10 people). These monthly dinners are on hold, but we look forward to bringing them back as soon as it is possible.

Past Events


Saturday, January 12

6:00-8:00 pm Drinks at Manny’s — 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00-9:30 pm Cantor Unplugged: Broadway Sing-along

Friday, February 8

6:00-7:15 pm Reception with author, Zohar Weiman-Kelman

Join scholar and former Sha’ar Zahav member Zohar Weiman-Kelman as she introduces us to her new book, Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry. Explore boundary-crossing journeys through the poetry of over hors d’oeuvres and good company.

7:30-8:45 pm Service led by Rabbi Copeland and Annie Atura.  Drash by Zohar Weiman-Kelman

9:00-11:00 pm Drinks at Evil Eye — 2937 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, March 23

10:00 pm – 1:00 am Gender Schmear Purim Party at Oasis Nightclub featuring a Purim Spiel by Lady SinAGaga! Purchase your tickets here.


Friday, April 12 

Pre-Passover Chametz Extravaganza… Bowling, Pizza & Beer

Saturday, April 20 

Congregational Passover Seder

Friday, May 17

Sushi Shabbat

Thursday, June 6

Pizza + Beer Decorating Party

Thursday, June 6 • 6:00 pm • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street

Join us for food, arts and crafts decorating activities in preparation for SF PRIDE Parade. RSVP Click Here

Thursday, July 19

Shabbat Dinner

Thursday, July 12 • 6:00 pm • Free • at Home in the Haight

Join us for reflection, shabbat songs, blessings, food and wine.

Tuesday, August 27

Jewish Heritage Night at Oracle Park (SF Giants vs. AZ Diamondbacks)

Tuesday, August 27 • 4:30 pre-game 6:45 pm game start • Free • at Home in the Haight

Join us for a night of sports, garlic fries, free swag and Jewish Heritage night with local bay area Jews.

Wednesday, October 9

Yom Kippur Millennials Breakout Session (led by Heidy Ramirez & Carey Averbook)

Wednesday, October 9 • time TBD  • Free • at Herbst Theatre

Lets come together to reflect on our year – what went well or what did you learn you’d like to bring with into 5780?

Sunday, October 13

Sukkot Arts & Crafts

Sunday, October 13 • 3:00-4:30 pm • Free • Sukkah at Dolores Park

Friday, November 22

Shabbat Dinner

Friday, November 22 • 6:00 pm • Free • at Home in the Haight

Join us for reflection, shabbat songs, blessings, food and wine.

Saturday, December 21

Hanukkah Celebration

Saturday, December 21 • Time TBD • Free • Location TBD