Our Siddur

SIDDUR SHA’AR ZAHAV is a prayerbook that reflects our modern lives, our yearnings and our power to bring healing to ourselves and for others.

Created in 2009, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav speaks directly to experiences which are not found in other published siddurim — prayers for being single, contemplations for nonbelievers, and blessings for coming out of dark places.   It engages traditional Jewish liturgy and goes beyond.  It is a complete LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) and egalitarian Jewish prayer book.  It is for those who are learning prayers and those who are deeply knowledgeable.

There are powerful sections with:

  • Blessings (Brachot) for many occasions, daily life and life-cycle events
  • Remembrances (Chesed V’Emet) for synagogue, graveside and home use
  • Multiple readings for Pride Shabbat, Transgender Remembrance Shabbat  
  • Songs (Shirim/Z’mirot) from our world-wide Jewish heritage

Designed for both individual and communal use, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is a must-have resource book for individuals and clergy – both Jewish and non-Jewish. 

We invite you to read more about our prayerbook, purchase a copy for your own use or experience it yourself at our services.

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is available for purchase for $50 plus tax and $10 handling cost. 

Click the “Buy Now” button below to order your copy via Credit Card or send a check to Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For international orders, please contact the our office at 415-861-6932.

Sha’ar Zahav Siddur is sold out.

We appreciate your interest in Siddur Sha’ar Zahav. The prayerbook is currently out of print.

Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing copies by completing a request form by clicking here. We will contact you as soon as they become available. 

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is the first LGBT Prayer Book for every occasion.

  • Reform Liturgy with educational commentaries
  • Egalitarian LGBT-inclusive translations
  • New readings reflect contemporary Jewish life
  • Hebrew, English and transliterations of every prayer
  • Beautifully designed book filled with expressive art, Siddur Sha’ar Zahav includes services for Shabbat evening and morning, weeknights, and all the Jewish holidays.

Siddur Sha’ar Zahav is the first truly 21st Century siddur with:

  • Readings on discovering your sexual orientation
  • A marriage equality blessing
  • Blessings for non-traditional families
  • Entirely new translations of ancient texts
  • Jewish poetry from all over the world
  • New Prayers with LGBTQ themes
  • Prayers for non-believers and agnostics
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance prayers
  • Essays that re-imagine our most cherished texts
  • Commentaries relating liturgy to our lives today

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