2023 Pride at Sha'ar Zahav

Pride Morning Chanting

Friday, June 9, 9:00-9:45am on Zoom Only

Celebrate Pride by giving yourself the gift of prayer and gratitude practice. We will be chanting with gender-expansive liturgy. No Hebrew or prayer experience is necessary to join. Led by Rabbi Copeland.

Join the minyan: Register here

Celebrate Family Pride with Sha’ar Zahav!

Saturday, June 10th 12:30-2pm

Drag Story time is back and along with all things rainbow fun – lunch, crafts.

Queer Jewish Pasts: A History of LGBTQ Jewish Activism and Innovation from the 1950s to the 1980s with Dr. Gregg Drinkwater

Friday, June 16, 6-7:15pm

Hybrid: In-person and on Zoom, Light Dinner Included

Dr. Gregg Drinkwater is Program Director for the Antisemitism Education Initiative, a project of UC Berkeley’s Center for Jewish Studies. An award-winning scholar of Judaism, gender, and sexuality, he earned a PhD in U.S. history and Jewish studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His current book project, “Rebuilding American Judaism: How LGBTQ Jews Transformed an American Religious Community,” explores the involvement of American Jews with gay liberation, radical feminism, and the creation of LGBTQ subcultures. Prior to entering academic life, Drinkwater worked as a researcher and advocate for LGBTQ inclusion and social justice in the Jewish community through the organizations Jewish Mosaic and Keshet. He is the co-editor of the book Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible (NYU Press, 2009).

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Pride Shabbat

Friday, June 23, 7:30pm

Hybrid: In-person and on Zoom

Show your Jewish Pride at our annual blowout Pride Shabbat!

Pride Pre-Party! Come early as we usher in Pride 2023 with food, drinks (alcohol and mocktails) and joy! We’ll greet marchers from Trans*March while gearing up for our Pride service.

Then join the most joyful service of the year led by Rabbis Mychal Copeland and Reuben Zellman at 7:30pm, and stay late for a rainbow-themed oneg (post service bites).

Register here


Trans* March Shabbat Picnic

Friday, June 23, 5:30pm

We will gather at Dolores Park (up the hill from where 19th Street intersects with Dolores) to share Shabbat ritual and a BYO picnic dinner before the march.

Sponsored by Kehilla Community Synagogue and Sha’ar Zahav.

More information here

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