Social Action

Sha’ar Zahav is committed to tikkun olam (repairing the world). Our Social Action Committee serves as a home base for community members looking for a way to engage in action, or for more support in work they’re already doing. We organize events, work in solidarity with affected communities, and participate in interfaith coalitions. Together, we will make our world more just, compassionate, and peaceful. For more information contact – Leah Hammond or Nancy Wecker.


Upcoming Events


SF Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (SF-ICI) Monthly Meeting

Wednesday November 13, 6-:30pm

1639 Oak St

*We would love to send a couple representatives, so please go and report back at the next meeting!


The Charlottesville Case: Opposing White Nationalism

Wednesday November 13, 7-9pm

Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St

RSVP requested

*Co-sponored by CSZ, among many others!


Jews of Uganda

Thursday November 14, 6:30-8pm

USF Fromm Hall, 2497 Golden Gate Ave, Maier Room, FR 110

*Meet CSZniks 6pm in front of building, then go in together


Faith in Action Citywide Meeting

Tuesday November 19, 5-7pm

St. Anthony of Padua parish hall, 3215 Cesar Chavez St @ Folsom

*We would love to send a couple representatives, so please go and report back at the next meeting!


Monthly Interfaith Immigration Vigil 

Friday December 13, 11:30am-12:30pm

ICE building, 630 Sansome


FALL 2019

Art Build

Prep for East Bay actions

9/25, 7-9pm

316 Olive Ave, Piedmont


Food Prep

Prep for SF action

10/7, 6-8pm

Shaker Zahav, 290 Dolores St

Sign up to help or donate food


Welcome The Poor With Refuge – East Bay

Vigil and protest of Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s collaboration with ICE

10/8, 8-9:30am

Alameda County Administrative Building, 1221 Oak St

More info here


Feed the Hungry – SF

Distribute bagged food to neighbors in Civic Center

10/9, 3:30-5:30pm (leave from Herbst lobby at 4pm)

War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave.


Feed the Hungry – East Bay

10/9, ~2-3:30pm

Oakland Scottish Rite Center/The Pergola

Donate to help cover the cost of food


SUMMER 2019 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, August 25, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT

YBCA: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Art of Peace at YBCA

Art of Peace features art and artists raising awareness about the continued escalation of death due to gun violence in our country.


Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

630 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Interfaith vigil at ICE

Join us for our monthly vigil outside the ICE Building In San Francisco. We hold this space to stand in solidarity with the many lives that are harmed by unjust immigration enforcement at all points of entry, in ICE detention, and those who have been deported.


Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Chochmat HaLev: 2215 Prince St, Berkeley, CA 94705

Lamentations & Reparations

A Tisha B’Av Response to the Ongoing Harms of Slavery and Its Legacy. Join our communities for a healing evening of prayers, conversation, and acts of Teshuvah/reparations in response to the clarion call from descendants of the transatlantic slave trade for reparations.


Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM PDT

The Mill: 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaCA – San Francisco – Pizza Party for Gun Sense

Join us at a pizza party and fundraiser at the Mill! Enjoy pizza by the slice, wine, beer, and more — a portion of all proceeds will go to Moms Demand Action. We’ll also have a silent auction of amazing goods donated by local businesses, we’ll hear the stories of gun violence survivors, and listen to live music. All are welcome and please RSVP!


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PDT

CA State Capitol Building: 1315 10th St Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sha’ar Zahav’s Social Action Group & Rabbi Copeland at RAC-CA 2019 Lobby Day

Reform Action Center lobby day in Sacramento! This is RAC-CA’s most powerful and transformative event of the year, bringing together the veteran grassroots lobbyists in our congregations with people who are new to this kind of civic participation, and everyone in between. There will be training, celebration of our wins so far, and most importantly, powerful meetings in which we promote the issues on the RAC-CA Summer 2019 Agenda. Join Rabbi Mychal and other Sha’ar Zahavnicks — help make our lobbying experience stronger and the energy we bring back to our congregational social justice work stronger as well!


For more information contact