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To give a general donation, please click donate and follow the steps requested by Paypal.

You can also mail a check to 290 Dolores St. San Francisco, CA 94103 or give us a call and provide your payment information over the phone, 415-861-6932. We value every contribution and appreciate your continued support! Thank you!





2018 Rainbow Campaign:  2018 Rainbow Online Pledge Form
13 years ago, we launched our first Rainbow Campaign so that members and supporters of our diverse and fabulous community could provide critical funding to ensure a vibrant Sha’ar Zahav.

We are rapidly approaching the close of our 40th Anniversary as a vibrant kehila(Jewish community). This has been a tremendous milestone for not just our community but for all of you who have made our community a reality.

Our programming is strong, new members are joining our community and after three years, our identity work has moved us from concept to action. This past year we:

  • Welcomed Rabbi Mychal Copeland as our new settled rabbi;
  • Welcomed more than 40 new member and families into our community;
  • Engaged our community to take social action in support of immigrants and refugees;
  • Increased the frequency of our programing, including options for children, seniors, those new to Judaism (and more);
  • Renovated our kitchen and put new flooring in our classroom;
  • Established an after-school Hebrew tutoring program;
  • Installed new, comfortable and attractive seating in our sanctuary;
  • FILLED the Herbst Theatre for High Holy Days, again using our beautifulmachzor;
  • Celebrated our 10th Klezmer Shabbat;
  • Celebrated the 19th year of Music in the Mishkan; and
  • Celebrated our 40th Anniversary!

We are enormously proud of what we have accomplished this year. And, we need your support to continue to thrive and ensure the financial vibrancy of our community. You can make your generous commitment to our community by completing our online pledge form:  2018 Rainbow Online Pledge Form

Give a Major Gift:  The Chai Campaign 2018

The Chai Campaign offers congregants, family and friends of Sha’ar Zahav the opportunity to underwrite and be recognized for significant investments in projects that help us fulfill our dreams. We invite donations of $5,400 or more (over 1, 2 or 3 years) to support transformative initiatives in four areas: enriching our music, refurbishing our building, strengthening our children’s education, and enhancing our Rabbi’s impact. For more information, please contact Martin Tannenbaum or Ami Zusman.

When you want us or need us, we’re here for you!

  • To help you mourn a loss, to provide healing
  • To celebrate a birth, a b’nei mitzvah, a wedding and other joyous occasions
  • To ensure your children learn our brand of inclusive Judaism.
  • To create a more welcoming world for LGBTQ Jews everywhere
  • To observe High Holy Days in an affirming and welcoming community
  • To create a safe space for refugees and others who have been marginalized

How to Donate

Donations can be sent by mail to (please make checks out to “Sha’ar Zahav”)
Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103



By Phone

Call CSZ at 415-861-6932 to make a donation over the phone.


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