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Have we got a shul for you!

New to town, new to Judaism, or just new to Sherith Israel? Visit us. Come for a tour of the building, an event for young families, or join us for a Friday night service. Whatever your background, identity or level of knowledge, we have the right amount of spice to be your new Jewish home. 

If you seek community, you’ll find it here. Sherith Israel is an intentional community. We seek to make the world a little smaller, a little more intimate, a little more hamish (warm).

If you seek spirituality, you’ll find it at Congregation Sherith Israel. In our awe inspiring space we use music to transcend the mundane and elevate the sacred.

If you seek knowledge, look no further. From weekly study sessions to world renowned guests, Sherith Israel a place of intellectual engagement for every age and every season.


Simply download our membership materials (or fill out our online application) and return them to Gordon Gladstone, our Executive Director. Questions? Fill out the interest form and we will follow up with you ASAP.

Annual Membership Donation

Members are asked to support our community financially so that we can continue to thrive as a community. If we each do our part Sherith Israel will continue to stand at the forefront of Jewish life in San Francisco for decades to come.

To sustain our community, we have established expectations for annual membership commitments:

- Household of one person under the age of 36: $1,000

- Household of more than one person in which the oldest member is under 36: $1,500

- Household of one person 36 and older: $1,800

- Household of more than one person in which the oldest member is 36 or older: $2,500

-Household that is already affiliated with another synagogue (Associate Membership): $1,000

We understand that some members cannot contribute at these levels and others are able to give significantly more.  We encourage all potential members to discuss their contribution with our Executive Director.  Everyone is welcome regardless of financial resources.


Completing Your Commitment

We ask that you complete your pledge in full by August each year. Doing so ensures that we are able to provide for the entire congregation at this busy season.


Annual Fund

We ask all congregants to participate in our Annual Fund, which supplements our membership commitment to support all of our programming and services.


Everyone is welcome regardless of financial resources

Our executive director will work with you confidentially to determine a comfortable financial commitment for your household. Everyone is welcome.

Membership commitments and contributions to Sherith Israel are all tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your tax preparer to learn more. 

Interest Form

Get to know us by attending Shabbat or holiday services, taking a class, trying out any activity that interests you. Browse the rest of this website for more information about who we are and what we do, and you will find detailed information about upcoming featured events or our online calendar. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to our congregational family.

If you would like to take a tour or receive information on membership, please contact our office at (415) 346-1720 or complete the form below. 

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