Jew in the Pew

Pride Shabbat at San Francisco's historically LGBTQ Congregation Sha'ar Zahav concluded with rainbow-colored challah. (Photo/David A.M. Wilensky)

Pride Shabbat is this synagogue’s highest holiday

First, there were cocktails. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, the historically LGBTQ synagogue in the Mission, in a festively decorated upstairs social hall (rainbow stuff everywhere), members gathered to kick off the biggest Shabbat of the year: Pride Shabbat. There was beer. There was wine. There was booze. And once the service started in the sanctuary,…
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