Rainbow 2022


When I feel a sense of helplessness during these uncertain times, I find peace here…
When loneliness slowly creeps into my life like the evening mist, I find community here…
When I sometimes lose sight of what I can do for the community, I find purpose here…

                     — Excerpt from “Here,” Siddur Sha’ar Zahav


All through the pandemic — we’ve been HERE for you. We’ve worked hard to connect, support, and uplift one another.

And, as we begin to gather again — in person —  we will continue to do so.
And we want to do so much more — more programming, more member support, more music, more social action initiatives to address the ills of our world.


Your donation HERE will help ensure we’re here for you and for everyone!


If you would prefer to donate by check, through a donor advised fund or  through your employer, do not hesitate to contact Susie Idzik, Director of Administration.

Thank You!




Recent blog posts

What’s Happening at Sha’ar Zahav

Judaism 101 with Maggid Eli Andrew Ramer Tuesdays from July 12th- September 13th, 6:30-8:30pm on Zoom Open to members and non-members Judaism 101 is an introduction to Judaism for people who are new or returning to Judaism and are looking for a starting point to dive into Jewish learning and/or Jewish practice.  Anyone from any background is welcome.  We will be covering everything from Torah to Israel, spirituality to ethics, through a queer-positive,…

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Hybrid Services – In-person and on Zoom 02/2022

  An Update on In-Person Events and Services Dear Sha’ar Zahav Community, We hope that you are healthy and well. We would like to update you on Sha’ar Zahav’s plans regarding meeting in person at 290 Dolores. Our Reopening Task Force met again on Thursday, February 10 and had a spirited conversation about returning to…

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Wingsong: for all the friends who died of AIDS

Wingsong: -Maggid Andrew Ramer      I carry you on my back I carry every one of you who has died on my back        You are not a burden      your weight is exalting      each one of you      is another feather      in my arched wings      You carry me     …

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