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Congregation Sha'ar Zahav is a progressive Reform synagogue, established in 1977. We are a vibrant kehila (Jewish community) in the San Francisco Bay Area for people of all sexual identities.
We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual Jews, together with lovers, family and friends, both Jewish and non-Jewish. We come from a wide range of religious, ethnic, class and cultural backgrounds to worship God with egalitarian, feminist, and gay-positive Jewish liturgy. Together we celebrate Shabbat, festivals and life cycle events with simcha (joy), song, laughter and compassion.
At Sha'ar Zahav, we are committed to sustaining a safe environment to nuture and express our diverse spiritual, sexual, educational, and ethical values. Our Rabbi, lay-leaders and members join together to bring meaning to Torah and Jewish observance. We are committed to creative prayer, study, mitzvot and tikkun olam (repairing the world).