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  • The Gates are open to Worship We invite you to join us...The Gates are open to all!
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What's Happening at Gates

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Watch our Shabbat Services live or see archived services. Shabbat Service @ 7:00 p.m. every Friday and  Morning Services @10:45 a.m. Saturdays only when we have a B'nai Mitzvah.


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 Martin Luther King Jr Soup Shabbat

Community conversation and soup dinner on Friday, January 19, 2018. Evening begins with a 5pm Shabbat service followed by 6pm soup dinner fundraiser and conversation with guest speaker Stephen C. Ainlay, President of Union College. Read more.


schenctady baseballSenior Moments Luncheon

Free monthly lunch and speaker program for seniors (all adults welcome to attend). Join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (rescheduled from 1/17/18 due to snow)from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. our guest speaker will be Chris Leonard of the Schenectady County Historical Society. Chris will discuss Baseball in Schenectady. The program, facilitated by Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman, is free and open to the public. RSVP to klaws@cgoh.org. (Up to $5 donations accepted.)


dinner and a movieBrotherhood Sponsored Dinner and Movie

Save the date for another wonderful dinner and movie night out on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Movies are Victoria and Abdul and Despicable Me 3. Italian buffet dinner with salad, meatballs, eggplant parm, ziti, rolls, and dessert. Popcorn, candy, and drinks available during movie. Fee for dinner is $12/12yrs and up, $6/under 12 yrs, and max $30/family. Movies are free. RSVP to auerbama@nycap.rr.com or 518-381-4432.


 Holocaust picHolocaust Memorial Center In Niskayuna Community Discussion

Did you know a Holocaust Memorial Center and Museum is being planned for Niskayuna, NY? Please come hear Dr. Michael Lozman speak about his plan to build this memorial center. Mindy Holland will facilitate the program. Join us at the temple on Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. No reservations needed. The plan calls for a box car replica surrounded by a fence to create the aura of the death camps (see image to left). Read more about this on Rabbi Matt's blog


torah on tapTorah on Tap

Torah-On-Tap a new program to talk Torah over beers and bagels with Rabbi Matt and Arnie Rotenberg. The first meeting will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Schmaltz Brewing Company. Read more.


rhoda rheinbeckThursday Adult Ed Talks

A monthly series of evening talks featuring a variety of speakers and topics. Each talk is free standing, so join us for one or all! On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. our guest speaker is Rhoda Rosenheck. Her topic, based on her book, Yiddishe Yoga: A Jewish educator's take on Jewish American life. Read more. 


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Concert and Dessert Social

Gates presents Stefano Sings, A Cantor Unplugged on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale: $20 ea ($25 at door) or be a patron at $100 for two tickets and your name in our event program. Tickets are limited to only 250 seats...don't miss out! To purchase tickets, contact the temple office at 518-374-8173 or klaws@cgoh.org or click here and indicate number of tickets purchased in the "apply my payment to" box (dont forget to fill in your address so we can mail your tickets). Read more about the event. Read more about Stefano and hear samples of his music.

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For all adult Gates members and their friends. Join us for Pot Luck Dinner & Dancing at the temple on Saturday, February 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m  Beginner dance lessons will be provided by Ed Bein and Paula Metzner. No skill or dance knowledge expected or necessary. It's all just for fun! If you don’t want to dance, please join us for dinner and friendship. RSVP to Paula by 2/4 at metzner.paula@gmail.com


brotherhood breakfast logo Brotherhood Sponsored Breakfast & Speaker

 Join us for the best breakfast in town on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Guest speaker will be Dahlia Herring, her topic is Welcoming the Stranger: Supporting Refugees and Immigrants in the Capital Region  Ms. Herring is the co-chairperson of the Capital Region Refugee Round-table. Breakfast begins at 10:00 a.m. and speaker at 10:30 am.  Click here for more information about the program and speaker.


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