2024 Pride at Sha'ar Zahav

Kick off Pride month with a dose of trans Jewish joy! Please join us on June 7 for Trans Celebration Shabbat, honoring the memory of Ray Bernstein z”l. Led by Rabbi Copeland and Alyss Weissglass. Rabbi Reuben Zellman will be drashing. People of all backgrounds and all genders are warmly welcome.

5:30pm-7:15pm: Learning Sessions with Rabbi Zellman
7:30pm: Shabbat

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Androgenous Adam, Mordechai and Dinah transitioning, yeshiva students fooling around in the study hall, queer love poetry, gay magical amulets and more…Let’s delve into some of the queerest texts in our tradition for Pride month! Taught by Rabbi Copeland.

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Show your Queer Jewish Pride at our annual extravaganza Pride Shabbat! Do you know someone who could use a pride lift during this difficult time? Invite them! Led by Rabbi Copeland and Cantor Bernstein.

6:30pm (in-person only): Pre-Pride Party

7:30pm (Hybrid): Shabbat Services

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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.

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Walk or ride on our bus! For the second year, we are marching with a multifaith group of religious organizations, United in Spirit. We will also be walking with the Jewish contingent under the JCCSF.

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