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We’re a Reform Synagogue in Schenectady, NY, founded in 1854. We are the spiritual home of many including over 100 students in Gates Quest, our re-imagined Religious School. We’re a caring family united in social action, prayer, education, and social activities. We encourage you to engage with Judaism on your own level, on your own terms. Our members consist of Jews by birth, Jews by choice, Jewish adjacent, Jewish plus 1, Jewish and New-ish, young and older adults, married and unmarried, and members of the LBGTQA community.

                                                   High Holidays 2022 • 5783

Join us for the High Holidays--Everyone is Welcome

We look forward to being together in community at Gates of Heaven for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and hope you will be joining us in person or on live stream. May the New Year 5783 bring good health and sweetness to us all. Click here for our High Holiday Schedule.

There is no charge for guest tickets. If you are not a Gates of Heaven member and are interested in our High Holiday services, please email Tammy at for tickets or call 518-374-8173

Read more about High Holiday Learning with Rabbi Matt

                                    Come and Learn All About Us--Bring A Friend

                                                  School Registration is Open


If you see MY ACCOUNT on the upper right of the website (above), then your family Enrollment Starts here

If you need assistance logging into your account or if you are a non-member and would like assistance, please contact the temple office at 518-374-8173 or

You may also download a PDF paper version of the Registration Forms  to fill out and mail to the temple.



Sisterhood Page

Click the link above to view all upcoming Sisterhood programs and information to join


125th Anniversary of CGOH Sisterhood Celebration on Monday, September 12, 2022 5:30 p.m., see more details on the Sisterhood page



Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Book: The Hidden Palace by Helene Wexler, the zoom link is on sisterhood page

Brotherhood Page

Click the link above to view all upcoming Brotherhood programs and information to join

                                            ONGOING SYNAGOGUE PROGRAMS

Here is a list of the many ways you can connect with your Gates community:

Tai Chi
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
(virtual AND in our Temple Tent
or in the Sisterhood-David Hatkoff Room in case of inclement weather;
masks will be required if indoors)

Community and Coffee
(July & August, 2022 under the Temple Tent - with Ellen Eisenberg)
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
(in-person rain or shine and virtual)

Talmud with Rabbi Matt
Thursdays at 12 noon (not held in July or August, 2022)

Click Here to Join
(virtual and in-person)

Shabbat Services
Fridays at 7:00 pm
(in-person and live-streamed)

Torah Study
Saturdays at 9:00 am
Click Here to Join
(in-person and virtual)

Mon, August 15 2022 18 Av 5782