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Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

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290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

December 2017

Family & Friends Shabbat

December 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Songs, stories, and latkes with Isaac Zones.

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February 2018

Sha’ar Zahav 40th anniversary dinner

February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Two-day lineup also includes a “Gender Shmear” Purim party. $36 for dinner.

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March 2018

Music in the Mishkan

March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Annual chamber music series kicks off with piano quartet pieces by Brahms and Fauré. With the Bridge Players and Cantor Sharon Bernstein. $20-$45.

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April 2018

Lesléa Newman

April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Lesbian, feminist, Jewish poet and children’s book author (“Heather Has Two Mommies”) reads from her latest collection, “Lovely.” Co-hosted by Jewish LearningWorks, Sha’ar Zahav and Keshet. Free.

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Music in the Mishkan

April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Cantor Sharon Bernstein sings Yiddish songs; Randall Weiss and the Bridge Players perform chamber pieces by Brahms and Shostakovich. $20-$25.

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June 2018

Pride Shabbat service

June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States

Starts with cocktails/mocktails. Service and drash followed by oneg. Free.

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January 2019

Cantor Unplugged

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Sharon Bernstein leads a Broadway sing-along with classics and a few new songs. $10-$15.

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March 2019

Kazoo Shabbat

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Cantor Sharon Bernstein and the Shabbes Beat Band host pre-Purim Shabbat service with custom kazoos. Free.

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June 2019

Shavuot with Joy Ladin

June 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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The first openly transgender employee at Yeshiva University explores Torah from a trans perspective. Free; RSVP required.

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Family & Friends Pride Shabbat

June 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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A joyful and song-filled evening service for all ages includes dinner, with music by Isaac Zones. Free; RSVP required.

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Intergenerational Pride Seder

June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Modeled after a Passover seder. $10-$15.

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Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud

June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Local author Andrew Ramer discusses his book, which imagines the future of diaspora Jewry centered in the East Bay, where women and queer people dominate as leaders.

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Pride Shabbat, Cocktails & Trans March

June 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Cheer on participants in the 16th annual San Francisco Trans March, followed by cocktails/mocktails and a joyous service at 7:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required.

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S.F. Dyke March with Sha’ar Zahav

June 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Cheer on participants in the 27th annual San Francisco Dyke March and hand out water to keep them going. Free.

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March 2020

Joyful Voices, Stomping Feet

March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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$12.50 – $30

S.F. Choral Artists presents sacred, traditional Jewish music from Europe’s tiny villages and big cities. Klezmer trio Veretski Pass will join the choir for some songs.

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March 2022

“Music in the Mishkan”

March 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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$20 – $25

Randall Weiss and the Bridge Players perform classical pieces by Brahms, Gershwin, Beethoven and more in Congregation Sha’ar Zahav’s annual music series. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Livestream.

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December 2022

“Klezmer Shabbat”

December 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Free

Musical Shabbat with appetizers, drinks, singing, dancing and performances by Cantor Sharon Bernstein, Josh Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Frank London and Bruce Bierman. Registration required.

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March 2023

“How to Overcome Toxic Polarization”

March 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Free

Professor Peter Coleman discusses his book, “The Way Out,” which explores how conflict resolution and complexity science provide guidance for dealing with seemingly intractable political differences. Presented by Congregation Sha'ar Zahav and First Mennonite Church of SF. Livestream option.

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June 2023

“Queer Jewish Pasts: A History of LGBTQ Jewish Activism and Innovation from 1950s to 1980s”

June 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Free

Gregg Drinkwater, program director for Antisemitism Education Initiative at UC Berkeley, discusses American Jews’ involvement with gay liberation, radical feminism and creation of LGBTQ subcultures. With light dinner. Livestream option.    

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October 2023

Music in the Mishkan

October 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
S.F., CA United States
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Randall Weiss and the Bridge Players perform a fundraising concert for the synagogue. Livestream option. Registration required.

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