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January 2017

Journey to Judaism Class

January 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 17, 2017

Our Journey to Judaism Discussion Group is offered to all who are new to Judaism and Jewish practice. Each session begins with a presentation from a Sha’ar Zahav member who has chosen Judaism, followed by conversations on questions of identity, family, community and Israel. In order to create a comfortable and confidential environment, we ask you to commit to a set of six sessions. The group is no longer open to new participants. For more information, contact Sha’ar Zahav member…

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Va’ad Meeting

January 18, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:45pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2017

CSZ members are invited to monthly Va'ad (board) meetings. These are a good way to stay informed about the latest strategic decisions and listen to engaging conversations about the future of our synagogue.

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Inter-Generational Shabbat Dinner

January 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Sha'ar Zahav embraces the richness that inter-generational programming offers. Join us for an inter-generational Shabbat dinner. No cost.

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February 2017

Va’ad Meeting

February 16, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

CSZ members are invited to monthly Va'ad (board) meetings. These are a good way to stay informed about the latest strategic decisions and listen to engaging conversations about the future of our synagogue.

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60+ Meetup

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This will be a fun, action-packed event, fueled by good food, great people, and interactive ideation. This meetup will give us a chance to: 1. Socialize, and 2. Brainstorm ways you and other 60+ members want to engage with each other and CSZ. RSVP to Adam Pollack by Thursday, February 23 at adam@shaarzahav.org. A vegetarian dinner will be served. Hope you can join us. Your voice is important in how Sha'ar Zahav addresses your needs and those of your peers.

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March 2017

Music in the Mishkan

March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us on Sunday, March 5 for our 18th season of Music in the Mishkan with a concert titled "TO LIFE!".  We have a very special program of Mozart, Brahms, Sydeman and a few Yiddish surprises sung by the incomparable Sharon Bernstein. Tickets available at bit.ly/Mishkan18th The Bridge Players: Randall Weiss, violin Jeremy Preston, violin Natalia Vershilova, viola Patricia Whaley, viola Victoria Ehrlich, cello Marilyn Thompson, piano Sharon Bernstein, soprano Playlist: String Quintet in C Major, K. 515 - W.…

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Purim!

March 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Show off your superpower, pick out your highest drag (or costume) and razzle your dazzle over to Sha'ar Zahav's inter-generational Purim celebration. From megillah reading to a kid-led spiel to our community party-all you need to know on Purim at CSZ is just below. Schedule 5-5:30pm  Making Mishloah Manot (holiday gift baskets) Make mishloah manot (food baskets) and learn about the Purim mitzvah of delivering them to friends and family. Everyone will get a basket to go home.   5:30-6:20pm…

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November 2017

Va’ad Meeting with On the Table

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Members are invited to monthly Va'ad (board) meetings. These are a good way to stay informed about the latest strategic decisions and listen to engaging conversations about the future of our synagogue.

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September 2018

Selichot

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Click here to register for High Holiday services. Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:00 p.m.             Selichot Service – at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street

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Rosh Hashanah Day 2

September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Click here to register for services. Tuesday, September 11, 2018                   9:30 a.m.              Rosh Hashanah Day 2 –  Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street

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November 2018

Young Professionals (monthly meet-up)

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Friday, November 2 6:30 pm We're replacing Sushi dinner by sitting together, raising our voices in song from 6:30-7:00 pm at Sha'ar Zahav. Followed by our traditional Shabbat Service#ShowUpForShabbat. Email heidy@shaarzahav.org if you have questions.

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December 2018

Social Action Group

December 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meets monthly, dates vary We are committed to social action - engage in issues such as housing, immigration, gun violence, and more. For information contact Leah Hammond leaheve@indra.com or Michael Rice mrice100@sbcglobal.net.

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Family & Friends Hanukkah Celebration

December 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Gather for dinner, community and fun Hanukkah making adventures: candles, dreidels and more. Then light candles with the congregation at 7:30. Not exhausted yet? Stay for a festive Klezmer Shabbat until bedtime. For people age 0-13 and their families & friends. No RSVP required; just come!

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January 2019

Continuing Hebrew

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Continuing Hebrew

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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February 2019

Cindy and Melinda’s 20th Girl Party!

February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Saturday, February 2 7:00-11:30 pm Come on out to meet, greet, eat, and move your feet! We have a huge wood dance floor at Sha’ar Zahav with plenty of room to schmooze and cruise. Please bring wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage and a little finger food to share. You may bring dairy products, but no meat of any type. We request you also make a donation to help cover the expenses of throwing this party. All are welcome. No…

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Music in the Mishkan 2019

February 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

A Chamber Music Concert Series at Sha'ar Zahav Featuring the Bridge Players & Cantor Sharon Bernstein Randall Weiss, Music Director Cantor Sharon Bernstein, preeminent interpreter of the Yiddish song repertoire, will once again join long-time member, Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players for the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan!  The chamber series will present three concerts in 2019: February 3, March 24 and May 26 -- mark your calendars!All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Full programs are listed…

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Music in the Mishkan 2019

February 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

A Chamber Music Concert Series at Sha'ar Zahav Featuring the Bridge Players & Cantor Sharon Bernstein Randall Weiss, Music Director Cantor Sharon Bernstein, preeminent interpreter of the Yiddish song repertoire, will once again join long-time member, Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players for the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan!  The chamber series will present three concerts in 2019: February 3, March 24 and May 26 -- mark your calendars!All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Full programs are listed…

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Continuing Hebrew

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Queer Expectations with Zohar Weiman-Kelman

February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Author Reception, 6:00-7:15 pm Services and Author Drash, 7:30 pm Join Scholar and former Sha'ar Zahav member Zohar Weiman-Kelman as she introduces us to her new book, Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry, sharing the queer paths that lead between Jewish Women poets across languages, land and an entire century. Explore boundary-crossing journeys through the poetry of Emma Lazarus, Adrienne Rich, Irena Klepfisz and more over hors d’oeuvres and good company. Stay for services and hear her drash!…

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Continuing Hebrew

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Continuing Hebrew

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Continuing Hebrew

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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March 2019

Continuing Hebrew

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Social Action Group

March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Social Action Group Monday, March 11 6:00 pm Meets monthly, dates vary Join efforts to protect and assist immigrants, increase affordable housing, improve relations between cultures and races, stop gun violence, and more! For more information contact Leah Hammond leaheve@indra.com or Nancy Wecker at nwecker@earthlink.net.

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Rainbows Not Walls: A Bay Area Forum Supporting Transgender Immigrants

March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Date: Wednesday, March 13 Time: 6 pm-8 pm Sha’ar Zahav 290 Dolores St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (wheelchair accessible & close to public transportation) Join faith and community members to hear more how you can help welcome transgender members of Migrant Caravan already here and those on their way to San Francisco. Find out how congregations, community groups and individuals can help provide sponsorship, accompaniment and vital resources so that other members of the Migrant Exodus can be immediately released…

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Become a Reading Tutor with JCL Friends and Partners

March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Become a Reading Tutor with JCL Friends and Partners Thursday, March 14 1:00-4:00 pm Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is always looking for volunteer reading tutors, as the needs are so great. Help spread the word about our upcoming tutor training sessions www.jclread.org/sign-up. If you have any questions contact Aryeh Fein, Program Manager, SF Jewish Coalition for Literacy or 415-977-7436.

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Scents and Sensibility Task-force

March 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scents and Sensibility Task-force Thursday, March 14 2:30 pm A new group is helping to build a scent-free Sha’ar Zahav. For information contact Bob Gordon.

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Continuing Hebrew

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Continuing Hebrew

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Music in the Mishkan 2019

March 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

A Chamber Music Concert Series at Sha'ar Zahav Featuring the Bridge Players & Cantor Sharon Bernstein Randall Weiss, Music Director Cantor Sharon Bernstein, preeminent interpreter of the Yiddish song repertoire, will once again join long-time member, Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players for the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan!  The chamber series will present three concerts in 2019: February 3, March 24 and May 26 -- mark your calendars!All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Full programs are listed…

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Continuing Hebrew

March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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April 2019

Social Action Meeting

April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Monday, April 1 6:00 pm Meets usually 1st Monday of every month, dates sometimes vary Seeking helpers! Accompaniment teams help new immigrants navigate their transition by assisting in accessing court, food, healthcare, education, and other necessities. We’re looking for 6 people to put together a Sha’ar Zahav accompaniment team for a newly arrived immigrant. We continue in our other efforts to protect and assist immigrants, increase affordable housing, stop gun violence, and more! For more information contact Leah Hammond leaheve@indra.com…

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Book Group: The Marriage of Opposites

April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, April 2 7 pm - 8:30 pm Meets roughly every 6 weeks on Tuesday evening. Join us for a lively discussion of historical fiction, The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman, about an extraordinary Jewish woman (and mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro) who breaks the strictures of life in 19th century St. Thomas to pursue a forbidden, passionate relationship. For more information, contact Ami Zusman, ami.zusman@berkeley.edu.

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Continuing Hebrew

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Continuing Hebrew

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Continuing Hebrew: Thursdays through April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm It's not too late to join! Click here to register. This course will review the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. It will provide opportunities to practice reading and decoding Hebrew. The course provides a friendly and supportive learning environment; patience and sensitivity will be shown to adult learners with limited time for study. Registration extended or simply drop in and check it out. For more information contact: michael.lederman@gmail.com.

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Beit Sefer Phyllis Mintzer Open House

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Saturday, April 13 9:00-10:30 am Come one! Come all! Check out Beit Sefer for the fall! Got kids entering K-7 who might be interested in Beit Sefer next year? Got friends or neighbors with those kids? Invite them to join us for a morning of Beit Sefer. Pray with us. Play with us. Visit our learning spaces. Ask questions; get answers. Bring the kids with! We want them to see Beit Sefer with their own eyes. Can't make this date but want to see…

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Congregational Passover Seder

April 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Click Here to Register Sha'ar Zahav's "Homemade" Passover seder is back for its fourteenth year! Celebrate Pesach with our community at our Congregational Seder. Bring your family, friends and a Kosher for Passover side dish (enough for 6-8 people). We will provide a roast salmon entrée. Advance registration required and space is limited. Click Here to Register   Fragrance-Free Environment In order to support attendees who are physically harmed when exposed to chemical fragrances (difficulty breathing, migraines, flu-like symptoms), please do your…

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May 2019

Sha’ar Zahav Budget Q&A

May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Free

May 20 6:00-7:30 pm, Oneg Room May 22 6:00-7:00 pm, Library If you're curious, new to financial statements, or just want to dig into more detail than we'll be able to at the annual meeting, Sha'ar Zahav Treasurer, Joe Harkman will be hosting Q&A sessions about the congregation's budget and financial performance.

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Sha’ar Zahav Budget Q&A

May 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Free

May 20 6:00-7:30 pm, Oneg Room May 22 6:00-7:00 pm, Library If you're curious, new to financial statements, or just want to dig into more detail than we'll be able to at the annual meeting, Sha'ar Zahav Treasurer, Joe Harkman will be hosting Q&A sessions about the congregation's budget and financial performance.

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Annual Meeting

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

All Sha'ar Zahav members are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting. We will be hearing reports from President, Nancy Levin, Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Cantor Sharon Bernstein and updates about the new Connected Community project. We will also be discussing Security initiatives for keeping our community safe and the current state of our organizational Finances and Budget. Come to Sha'ar Zahav for a vegetarian dinner and schmoozing at 6:30 pm. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. For more…

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Music in the Mishkan 2019

May 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

A Chamber Music Concert Series at Sha'ar Zahav Featuring the Bridge Players & Cantor Sharon Bernstein Randall Weiss, Music Director Cantor Sharon Bernstein, preeminent interpreter of the Yiddish song repertoire, will once again join long-time member, Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players for the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan!  The chamber series will present three concerts in 2019: February 3, March 24 and May 26 -- mark your calendars!All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Full programs are listed…

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June 2019

Pizza + Beer Pride Decorating Party

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Thursday, June 6 • 6:00 pm • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street  Join us for food, arts and crafts decorating activities in preparation for SF PRIDE Parade. RSVP Click Here

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Free

Saturday, June 8 • 7:00 pm – Midnight • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street 7:00-9:00 pm: Teaching by Author, Joy Ladin// 9:00 pm-12:30 am: Learning Sessions, Jewish Yoga, Maker Space // Childcare available upon request. We’re pulling a nearly all-nighter to celebrate both Shavuot and Pride. Join us for music, food, community and a study session with Joy Ladin, based on her book The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective. Advance Reservation Requested

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Intergenerational Pride Seder

June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Saturday, June 22 • 6:00 pm • $10 for members, $15 for non-members pay at door • Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street Intergenerational Pride Seder, modeled after a Passover Seder. RSVP Click Here

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Fragments of the Brooklyn Talmud

June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Sunday, June 23 • 2:00 pm • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street A book discussion with author, Andrew Ramer. RSVP Click Here

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Pride Shabbat

June 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Friday, June 28 • 6:00 pm • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street 6:00 pm Cocktail/mocktail hour followed by a notable service at 7:30 pm led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland & Cantor Sharon Bernstein. RSVP Click Here

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San Francisco Dyke March

June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Saturday, June 29 • Time TBD • Free • at Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street Join us as we cheer on the marchers and hand out waters to keep them going! RSVP Click Here

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September 2019

Fine Arts for Sha’ar Zahav Members

September 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Free

Every Monday (except holidays) Bring your art supplies, lunch and parallel play with other creative congregants.If you have any questions, please contact your Fine Art Committee hosts: Paisha Rochlin: paimar@pacbell.net, Barbara Cymrot: bcymrot@sbcglobal.net, AJ Turpin Fried: ajsparkles@gmail.com  

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Prayer as a Tool for Change: Creating a Transformative High Holy Day Experience

September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Each year, when we do our self-reflection at the High Holy Days, many of us find ourselves staring at a very similar list of goals to the previous year. Things we'd like to do better, to change about ourselves, to think about and work on over the coming year. But change is hard, and our very good intentions are often not enough. One also needs tools and a system. In this workshop, combining principles of coaching with Jewish texts, we will learn how to…

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Be a part of the Shaar Zahav Garden!

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Thanks to the Friends of the Urban Forest, Sha'ar Zahav is getting a sidewalk garden just in time for the new year! Want to help put it in? Volunteer planters are welcome to join Beit Sefer families for our planting day. Bring your garden gloves and a nosh to share. Want to help maintain the garden? Join the garden group! Contact Sue Bojdak at education@shaarzahav.org to RSVP for planting or get connected with the garden group.

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Elul High Holyday Preparation Workshop with Rabbi Copeland

September 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In Jewish tradition we use the month of Elul to spiritually ready ourselves for the intensity of the holydays. Part of that practice is reciting Psalm 27. We will use this psalm to guide us in our search for depth, clarity and calm during these weeks ahead. For more information, contact rabbi@shaarzahav.org.

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Author Book Discussion – Firsts: Coming Of Age Stories By People With Disabilities

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join Jewish award winning writers and journalists Belo Miguel Cipriani and Shaar Zahav member, David-Elijah Nahmod, at Shaar Zahav they discuss their new book Firsts: Coming Of Age Stories By People With Disabilities. Cipriani edited the book and Nahmod contributed a chapter to it. The book is an anthology which collects some of the best voices by disabled writers.

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October 2019

Simchat Torah Celebration!

October 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Unroll the whooooole Torah, sing to it, dance with it, read it, love it. It’s an evening of Torah celebration! There will be a light dinner and a LOT of Torah. Come when you can, stay ‘til you are tired. Click Here to RSVP.

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Propositions – yea or nay? Pre-election discussion about state & local propositions

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

If you’re not sure how to vote on the many propositions on the ballot, or if you absolutely know how you’re going to vote, join other Sha’ar Zahav members and friends as we share information about many of the propositions on the ballot. Bring endorsements from your favorite political clubs and media sources, and we’ll have a facilitated discussion that will ease your way into the voting booth. For more information, contact Ora Prochovnick (oprochov@gmail.com) or Karen Schiller (kschiller@igc.org).

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Creation with Marcia Falk

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free

Marcia Falk-renowned poet, painter, Judaic Scholar - will present her new book, Inner East: Illuminated Poems and Blessings, which pairs her poetic writing with her original paintings to create a meditative “dialogue.” Falk is widely known in the Jewish world for The Book of Blessings and The Days Between, her re-creations of prayer from a nonpatriarchal perspective. Click Here to RSVP. All are invited to stay for Shabbat services at 7:30pm. We are a fragrance free community.  

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Beit Sefer Phyllis Mintzer Visiting Day

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Come one! Come all! Check out Beit Sefer this fall! Got kids in K-7 who are ready for Beit Sefer? Got friends or neighbors with those kids? Invite them to join us for a morning of Beit Sefer. Pray with us. Play with us. Visit our learning spaces. Ask questions; get answers. Bring the kids with! We want them to see Beit Sefer with their own eyes. Can't make this date but want to see Beit Sefer another time? Email Sue Bojdak…

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November 2019

Tree of Life Yoga

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 9:00am

Free

Generally meets the third Shabbat morning of the month 9:00-9:50am Saturday, November 16 Saturday, December 21 Led by yoga instructor, Rabbi Mychal Copeland or Surya Stuart Dick, of Integral Yoga SF All are welcome                              Drop in anytime                              Classes are FREE    You are invited to explore a contemplative approach to Yoga and Judaism that integrates mind, body, and spirit. We will blend traditional yoga and Judaism, integrating Jewish prayers, chants, & meditation. Wear clothes you can move in. We supply the…

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December 2019

Tree of Life Yoga

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
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One event on December 21, 2019 at 9:00am

Free

Generally meets the third Shabbat morning of the month 9:00-9:50am Saturday, November 16 Saturday, December 21 Led by yoga instructor, Rabbi Mychal Copeland or Surya Stuart Dick, of Integral Yoga SF All are welcome                              Drop in anytime                              Classes are FREE    You are invited to explore a contemplative approach to Yoga and Judaism that integrates mind, body, and spirit. We will blend traditional yoga and Judaism, integrating Jewish prayers, chants, & meditation. Wear clothes you can move in. We supply the…

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February 2020

Shabbat Shira: Bridges of Song Community Sing

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

A multi-cultural, multi-faith evening of song-sharing to create bonds of connection, love, strength and community. People of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and identities are invited to come together: to sing and knit ourselves together into a net of sustenance and protection for all. If you have a song you'd like to suggest, please contact Cantor Sharon Bernstein at cantor@shaarzahav.org. The community sing will be preceded by a condensed Shabbat service at 7:30pm -- All welcome. Check out the Facebook event page.

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Music in the Mishkan 2020

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

$20

Long-time member Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players present the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan on Sundays... mark your calendars! All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Don't miss these beautiful concerts in our lovely sanctuary! Reserve Tickets. Sunday, February 9 at 4:00pm “Russian to the Concert” Musicians Randall Weiss, violin Victoria Ehrlich, cello Marilyn Thompson, piano Program Romance in F minor, Op. 11 – Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio No. 2 in…

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Music in the Mishkan 2020

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

$20

Long-time member Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players present the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan on Sundays... mark your calendars! All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Don't miss these beautiful concerts in our lovely sanctuary! Reserve Tickets. Sunday, February 9 at 4:00pm “Russian to the Concert” Musicians Randall Weiss, violin Victoria Ehrlich, cello Marilyn Thompson, piano Program Romance in F minor, Op. 11 – Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio No. 2 in…

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Home Match: Connecting Homeowners with Folks Seeking an Affordable Place to Live

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Tori Shepard will present Home Match, a nonprofit organization to help connect homeowners with people seeing an affordable place to live. She will also cover other services for older adults in San Francisco including Rebuilding Together, another non-profit that provides home safety modification like grab bars, handrails, etc for those who want to age in place. Open to Everyone. Brought to you by SZ's Adult Orphans group. Contact Paisha Rochlin: paimar@pacbell.net // onceupntym@sbcglobal.net

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Propositions – yea or nay? A pre-election discussion about state & local propositions

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

If you’re not sure how to vote on the propositions on the ballot, or if you absolutely know how you’re going to vote and want to share your opinions, join other Sha’ar Zahav members and friends as we share information about many of the propositions on the ballot. Bring endorsements from your favorite political clubs and media sources, and we’ll have a facilitated discussion that will ease your way into the voting booth. Contact Ora Prochovnick oprochov@gmail.com // Karen Schiller…

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March 2020

Music in the Mishkan 2020

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

One event on April 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

$20

Long-time member Randall Weiss and The Bridge Players present the 20th season of Music in the Mishkan on Sundays... mark your calendars! All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception. Don't miss these beautiful concerts in our lovely sanctuary! Reserve Tickets. Sunday, February 9 at 4:00pm “Russian to the Concert” Musicians Randall Weiss, violin Victoria Ehrlich, cello Marilyn Thompson, piano Program Romance in F minor, Op. 11 – Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio No. 2 in…

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