Lower Pacific Heights
Congregation Emanu-El offers a vibrant and progressive Jewish community. Their High Holiday experiences are held in their grand historic sanctuary (they are the oldest synagogue on the west coast!) with two service options (classic Reform and contemporary), facilitated by their dynamic team of 6 rabbis and 2 cantors. If you're looking to join thousands of San Franciscans for a meaningful Reform Jewish experience, join Emanu-El for services.
Congregation Beth Israel Judea offers a welcoming Reform Jewish community. Their High Holiday experiences are held in their sanctuary, located within walking distance from SF Hillel and SFSU. If you're looking for a multi-generational, participatory Reform Jewish experience, join Beth Israel Judea for services.
Congregation Sherith Israel offers a traditional Reform community that embraces innovation. Their High Holiday experiences are held in their beautiful, historic sanctuary that was founded during the Gold Rush (check out their famous stained glass window featuring Moses descending Yosemite Valley instead of Mt. Sinai!) If you're looking for familiar rituals in an awe-inspiring setting, join Sherith Israel for services.
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav offers an inclusive and intersectional spiritual experience. As San Francisco's historical LGBTQ Reform Jewish community, Sha'ar Zahav welcomes people who might not always feel accepted in Jewish spaces (especially queer folk, Jews of color, interfaith families/couples, and progressive allies.) Their egalitarian High Holiday experiences are held offsite at the Herbst Theater in downtown San Francisco. If you're looking for a warm, innovative and intentional community, join Sha'ar Zahav for services.
Or Shalom offers an intimate, musical, family-oriented experience centered in Reconstructionist interpretations. Their High Holiday experiences are held offsite in a beautiful Unitarian Universalist church close to downtown San Francisco. If you're looking to explore Reconstructionist Judaism, join Or Shalom for services.
Congregation Beth Sholom is a contemporary, authentic Conservative Jewish community that seeks to balance tradition with modern meaning. Their High Holiday experiences offer traditional and alternative service options, held in their beautiful modern sanctuary in the Richmond district of San Francisco. If you're looking for a Conservative Jewish experience that offers dynamic spiritual teachings, join Beth Sholom.
Congregation B'nai Emunah is an inclusive, intimate Conservative Jewish community who is eager to welcome newcomers. Their High Holiday experiences are held in their sanctuary in the outer Sunset district. If you're looking for a warm, multi-generational neighborhood shul, join B'nai Emunah for services.
Adath Israel is a vibrant, eclectic Orthodox community, where traditional Judaism is meaningfully integrated into contemporary life. Their High Holiday experiences are in Hebrew, and utilize a mehitza (a partition used to separate seating for men and women.) If you're looking for a modern Orthodox experience amongst welcoming families, join Adath Israel for services.
Congregation Madain David is San Francisco's intimate Sephardic community, where you'll find melodies and practices from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Jewish communities' worship. Their High Holiday experiences are in Hebrew, and held in their Inner Richmond synagogue. If you're looking to experience Orthodox Judaism from Sephardic traditions, join Magain David for services.
Chabad is a welcoming Orthodox, Hasidic movement of rabbis and families who create community events that blend traditional services with contemporary messages in an uplifting environment. Their High Holiday experiences are held downtown at the NEMA luxury residential apartment complex). If you're looking for a welcoming, family-style and traditional Ashkenazi experience with Hebrew-English prayer books, join Chabad for services.
Mission Minyan is a community-led, musical, and spirited non-denominational worship group who blends traditions and intentionality. Their High Holiday experiences are held in various locations across the Mission district of San Francisco. If you're looking for a lively, all-in-Hebrew, musical and intellectual experience, join Mission Minyan for services.