Gifts from the Heart

Sha’ar Zahav does not set membership dues for its members. Instead, we ask each member to pledge an amount that is meaningful to them, a gift from the heart.

To cover any gaps in the community’s annual expenses or for capital improvement projects, Sha’ar Zahav launches several annual fundraising campaigns and invites the participation of all community members and non-members alike.

Your Membership Pledge

To formalize your financial contribution to the community and define your giving schedule, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to Sha’ar Zahav’s Member Portal.
  2. If you are on a computer, click on the “Donate” button (bottom left). If you are on a phone, tap on the “Donate” option within the menu located at the top left corner of your screen.
  3. The payment displayed reflects your “balance,” as we have already entered your membership pledge in your account.
  4. Now, you have the choice to select your giving schedule. You can either make a single payment, or you can set up recurring payments. If you set up recurring payments, pick the amount you want to pay, how often, and the date on which you want to pay each month (It will be the same day of the month each month). Most members set up a monthly or quarterly schedule.
  5. Click on “Continue to Payment.”
  6. Select your payment method: you will have the choice to use a credit card or electronic transfers from your bank account to ours (also referred to as ACH). A “convenience fee” is necessary for credit cards. This refers to the processing fee.
  7. Click “Confirm and Continue.”
  8. Enter your credit card or bank information. Please note that if you click “yes” on “Preferred Payment Method,” your card or account information will be stored for future use.
  9. Click “Pay Now.”

You may also donate via Paypal:


Alternatively, you may mail a check, or other form of payment, to:

Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores St.
San Francisco CA 94103

Or call 415-861-6932 to have your payment taken over the phone.

Renewing your membership

Like most congregations, Sha’ar Zahav’s fiscal year is from July to June. Your annual membership is renewed every June with your new annual contribution to the community.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

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