Journey to Judaism Program

At Sha’ar Zahav, we encourage you to explore the spiritual and life-affirming path of Judaism.  Whether you are interested in exploring conversion, want to connect to the Judaism of your partner, or want to deepen your own Jewish background, you are welcome.

Journey to Judaism: A Discussion Group
Facilitated by Ora Prochovnik and Rose Katz

Registration for this course has closed. Check back for updates on when this class will be offered again. Thank you. 

This discussion group will explore issues that arise for people who are considering, are in the process of, or have recently completed, converting to Judaism. Those with a Jewish parent (or parents), but raised with little or no Jewish experience and are interested in exploring their connection to Judaism are also welcome to attend. Topics will include questions of identity, community, and family. This group is not an introduction to Judaism course, but rather a place to ask questions and discuss issues with others who are also on this journey.

The Journey to Judaism group will meet once a month, Monday evenings for six months, check below for exact dates:

Dates: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 21 and June 18

Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm

Please note: A minimum of eight people is necessary for an effective group experience, and in order to create a comfortable environment, the group will not be open to new participants after the second session.

There are no fees or membership requirements for this group, but pre-registration is required. For further information, or to register, please contact Rose Katz at 415-567-3327 ext. 706 (

Discussion Group

Our Journey to Judaism discussion group is offered to all who are new to Judaism and Jewish practice. Each session begins with a presentation from a Sha’ar Zahav member who has chosen Judaism, followed by conversations on questions of identity, family, and community. In order to create a comfortable and confidential environment, we ask you to commit to a set of six sessions. The group will not be open to new participants after the second session.

The group, facilitated by Sha’ar Zahav members and is offered free to all.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Rose Katz for more information.

We celebrate your unique background and honor your hopes for the future. We look forward to meeting you!

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