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Visit Sherith Israel: A stranger is a friend we haven’t met yet 

Come discover a grand urban synagogue just one block from a fabulous street of restaurants and shops in one of San Francisco’s liveliest neighborhoods.

If you’re new to San Francisco and “synagogue shopping,” let us show you what makes Sherith Israel such a comfortable spiritual home—a place of reflection and joy, warmth and intimacy—in an unmatched setting.

If you’re just visiting San Francisco or here on business, we’d love to welcome you for Shabbat or holiday services. We think you’ll delight in our magnificent sanctuary. We look forward to meeting with you at our oneg after services. There’s nothing we like better than connecting with new friends.

If you have a special need we may assist with and are planning to visit, please call (415) 346-1720.

Take a Tour

Beginning on July 11, 2018 we will offer public tours each Wednesday at 2PM. No reservation required, first come, first served. Limit of 20 people. Have a larger group? Call the front office to arrange a private docent for a small fee.


Sherith Israel is located at:
2266 California St, San Francisco, California 94115-2814.
At the corner of Webster Street in San Francisco.

Click here for written directions

Where do I park?

Street parking is often available, and meters are free on Sunday. 

Validated parking coupons are available for parking at the CPMC garage for a fixed price of $8 (only valid on weekends, legal/national holidays and after 5pm). Please ask at reception for a validated card.

California Pacific Medical Center/CPMC Garage
2405 Clay St. (between Webster and Fillmore)
(415) 600-6000
Open 24/7

Pacific Professional Building Garage
2100 Webster St. (between Sacramento and Clay)
(415) 923-3000
Open 7:45 am – 9pm (Monday-Friday only)

Public transportation

The following buses will bring you close to Sherith Israel:

Muni – 1 California (to Sacramento and Webster)
Muni – 1BX California Express (rush hour only; to Fillmore and California)
Muni – 2 Clement (to Sutter and Webster)
Muni – 3 Jackson (to Fillmore and California)
Muni – 4 Sutter (to Sutter and Webster)
Muni – 22 Fillmore (to Fillmore and California)

For more help planning your trip via public transportation, visit

Our Upper Fillmore neighborhood

Sherith Israel is located at the corner of California and Webster streets just a block from the heart of San Francisco’s Upper Fillmore district, one of the City’s most attractive neighborhoods. A browser’s paradise of boutiques, small shops, restaurants and cafes—many nestled in picturesque Victorians—the Upper Fillmore is reminiscent of New York’s Upper West Side.

An inviting place to meander Friday afternoon before services, the area boasts independent bookstores, antique shops and galleries. A dozen independently owned boutiques feature local designers, as well as mainstays like Marc Jacobs, Eileen Fisher and Ralph Lauren. They draw fashion fans, while fashionistas on a budget can choose from several trendy secondhand shops.

Outstanding restaurants and cafes are just a stroll away. Groups of congregants and guests frequently head down the hill for dinner after services to one of the many restaurants on Fillmore and California streets.

The Fillmore Jazz Festival takes place along Fillmore Street each July. The largest free jazz gathering on the West Coast, it offers a delightful way to spend the day. Join us for Torah study and Shabbat services, then stroll down the hill for great music and food. And please remember to dress in layers in case the summer fog rolls in.

Sun, July 22 2018 10 Av 5778