Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, the Congregation of the Golden Gate, is a progressive Reform synagogue, established in 1977. We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, together with 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.
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Why this LGBT Synagogue is Moving Beyond Its 40-Year Mission (J Weekly / August 23, 2017)
SF Synagogue Welcomes LGBT Refugees (The Bay Area Reporter / February 16, 2017)
In The End, We’re All One Big Family (WDG / October 13, 2016)
Honoring Rabbi Sydney Mintz (A Wider Bridge / September 20, 2016)
Castro Celebrates Hanukkah (Bay Area Reporter / December 17, 2015)
Remembering World AIDS Day (My Jewish Learning / December 1, 2015)
Bay Area Jews Celebrate Pride (J Weekly / July 6, 2015)
Departing Sha’ar Zahav Rabbi Gets Oodles of Accolades (J Weekly / June 25, 2015)
Rainbow Jewels in Esther’s Crown (A Wider Bridge / March 5, 2015)
Rabin: A Poem (A Wider Bridge / August 12, 2014)
Getting Ready for Pride Seder (A Wider Bridge / June 16, 2014)
LGBT Communities Mark Purim (A Wider Bridge / March 14, 2014)
A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Summarizes 2013’s LGBT Journey to Israel (A Wider Bridge / November 27, 2013)
JCF Updates LGBT Section ( / November 4, 2013)
The Man I Am: The Israeli Transgender Experience (A Wider Bridge / June 25, 2013)
Dreams of Peoplehood. A Talk (A Wider Bridge / December 10, 2012)

Officiating a gay wedding at Congregation Sha’ar zahav