Link of the week:  Sha'ar Zahav is in the news! Learn more about the Israel Gay Youth visit to our community last week in the jweekly 
Last Shabbat in the Park of the year - Join Us
Friday Night Services: October 8
at 5:00 pm at Dolores Park Led by Rabbi Copeland and Sara Beroff. Register here for In-Person Shabbat

Service on Zoom at 7:30 pm with D'rash by Tiela Chalmers.
Register Here for Zoom Service. Meeting ID: 452 290 988.

Saturday Morning Service: October 9 at 10 am
Mazel Tov to Amelia Stern on becoming b'mitzvah! All are welcome on Zoom.
Join the Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 365 434 855 and Passcode: 068575.
To join by phone for either service, dial +1 669 900 9128 or find your local number.

Next Week:
Friday Night Service, October 15 at 7:30 pm
Shabbes Beat, Led by Cantor Bernstein. D'rash by Andrea Guerra.
Register HereMeeting ID: 452 290 988.

Saturday Morning Service: October 16 at 10 am
Join the Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 365 434 855 and Passcode: 068575.
Community: Let's Get Together
Remember When
Wednesday, October 6
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Hitch a ride on the wayback wagon for a trip down memory lane. Let’s reminisce about the 40’s thru the 70’s together! Different topics each month. We will gather on the first Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Please email Marv Lehrman.

Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link
Theater & Movies Chavurah
Wednesday, October 6
6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Theater & Movies Chavurah meets on the first Wednesday of each month. This month, Deborah Levy will lead the discussion on "Antigone" The play is available on "National Theatre at Home" for more information please contact Yvette Adida.

Join the Meeting: Zoom link
Right Sizing Your Home 
October 13th 6:30-8:00pm.

Covid has presented certain challenges for downsizing, rightsizing and reclaiming our spaces. In particular, the logistics of donating and selling have become more difficult. Senior Move Manager Claudia Kraehe will discuss ways to overcome these challenges and offer 3 key ideas to help you gain control of your possessions. This event is hosted by Adult Orphans, but it is open to all members, young, old, and in between.
Join Us: Zoom link
Adult Orphans Friendship Circle 
2nd and 4th Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
For elder members who have little or no family in the Bay Area. We meet for lively discussions and occasional presentations related to aging.Open to the whole SZ Community. Contact Paisha Rochlin for more info.
Join us: Zoom link.

Hiking Chavurah
2nd Saturdays, next hike Oct 16

Join other Sha’ar Zahavniks on monthly urban hikes – mostly in SF but we sometimes venture farther. This is a great way to get to know other SZ members while exploring the city and beyond. The hikes usually last about two hours. Email Karen Schiller and Ellen Murland for more info.
Buy a Book for Beit Sefer!
We are diversifying our book collection and gathering books to help us explore diversity in our communities as part of our Anti-Bias Education work this year. Can you help? Visit our book wish list at Green Apple Books and pick a book or two to contribute. You buy it, we'll get it. It couldn't be easier. Thanks for supporting our kids! 
Social Action: Get Involved
Climate Action Committee: Learning Session & Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 11
 5:15-6:00 Presentation, 6:05-7:00 meeting

Incentives and financing are available for solar and energy efficiency. Jen Leybovich, non-profit finance professional (who guided us in planning and financing our CSZ roof/solar project), will show us several incentives and financing programs available for individuals and businesses to lower their carbon footprint (solar, electrification, and energy efficiency). Jen will share several program websites - here’s one to get you started (click here)
Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link
Learning Together
The Ethics of Lashon Hara
October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Judaism teaches that we have the power to create or destroy worlds with our speech. How can we, at Sha’ar Zahav, live out our ethics through speech and writing? On zoom? In emails? On community listservs? In this study group, we will examine Jewish teachings about Lashon Hara, literally “evil tongue” and ethical speech. Led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, no prior experience with the topic or texts necessary. Free for SZ members; $60 for non-members.

Weekly Torah Study Group
Weekly on Thursdays
8:30 - 9:30 am

Study the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Copeland and lay leaders. For the first half hour, we’ll talk, learn and share thoughts about the portion. In the second half, we will practice our Hebrew reading skills in a compassionate environment! Join for either or both parts of the study.
Special guest leader 10/21: Member Barbara Leff, author of “And God Said,” a compilation of poetry about the book of Genesis, will lead our group.

Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link

Weekly Mussar Group
Weekly on Thursdays
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Mussar is a very practical and flexible spiritual discipline to help you balance soul-traits (Middah/Middot) such as Humility, Loving-Kindness, Generosity, and Silence. Drop-ins are always welcome! For more information, contact Mark Pressler.

Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link

Art Group: Drop-in
Weekly on Thursdays
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop in for a joyful hour of free art-making and connection. Everyone is welcome! The group meets every Thursday. For more information, contact Paisha Rochlin, Barbara Cymrot or AJ Turpen Fried.

Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link
12-Step Meetings by and for Sha’ar Zahav Members
Weekly on Sundays On Zoom
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Come listen and share experience, strength, and hope with other CSZ members who identify as part of any 12-step community (AA, NA, CMA, Alanon, SA, etc.).

The meeting will be run in the usual 12-step format but will also feature some thoughts and reflections from members who are working to bring their Jewish selves and Jewish traditions to their 12-step practice. Contact Erika Katske with any questions.

For Sha'ar Zahav Members Only. Register Here to Attend.

Weekday Morning Prayer
Weekly on Tuesdays
8:30 - 9:00 am

Songs and prayers to set our hearts and minds! This service takes place every Tuesday morning, and is led by community lay leaders and Cantor Bernstein. For more information, contact Cantor Bernstein.

Join the Zoom Meeting: Zoom link

Contact to sponsor a Shabbat
Mazel Tov!
Amelia Stern on her b'mitzvah which will be celebrated this week on
Saturday, October 9th.

Birthdays this week!
David Wasserman 10/7
Amelia Stern 10/8
Alexander Rosenberg 10/8
Jake McKibben 10/8
Stephen Hauptman 10/9
James Brandt 10/10
Christopher Archuleta 10/11
Beth Sousa 10/12
Thank You to Our Grantors
Programs at Sha’ar Zahav are supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice of the Religious Action Center, San Francisco Humanities, and the National Center to Encourage Judaism.
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