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About Us

Discover Sherith Israel’s contemporary approach to our timeless tradition

Founded amid the exuberance of the California Gold Rush, Sherith Israel has welcomed the Jews of San Francisco and beyond since 1851. Our sanctuary, a jewel of synagogue architecture, has embraced and inspired worshipers for more than a century. And as a Reform synagogue in the heart of modern San Francisco, Sherith Israel combines a reverence for tradition with a passion for innovation.

We invite you to meet our clergy, musical team, staff and lay leaders. And learn about our historical roots and our treasure of a synagogue. You can find information about how to make a donation, rent our facilities or visit us below.



Congregation Sherith Israel is to be a vibrant Reform Jewish community committed to:

  • Meaningful worship and spiritual growth for all ages in our historic sanctuary
  • Individual and communal acts of tzedakah, gemeilut chassadim and tikkun olam
  • Communal support and pastoral guidance for individuals throughout the circle of life and for individuals and families in all their diversity
  • An environment that fosters the richness of Judaism’s religious traditions and cultural heritage
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