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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, simply email Tammy at for tickets or call 518-374-8173Guest tickets may also be requested on-line. Please know which services -- Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or both --& have the full name(s) of adults, plus mailing address(es) available. Click here to request guest tickets.

Upcoming Activities

Jammies & Jeans-- A Kid/Family Friendly Shabbat

Welcome! Please sign up for the October 7th Shabbat and pay for the Family meal by clicking here.

If you have questions, please contact Arnie at the numbers below or email him by clicking on the flyer.


Open to the Public and at No Charge

A Virtual Discussion with the Author

October 20, 2022

7:00 p.m.

click here to register

The Hidden Palace-- A Novel of The Golem and the Jinni

by Helene Wecker

Want more information about the author and book? for more information click here 

Let’s connect and listen to Helen Wecker in a virtual discussion on Thursday, October 20.

                                                  School Registration is Open

Classes started Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.


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 return to the temple.


Sisterhood Page

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

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:

Zenobics Tai Chi
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
(Virtual and in the Sisterhood-David Hatkoff Room; masks will be required)

Community and Coffee
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
(in-person and virtual)

Talmud with Rabbi Matt
Thursdays at 12 noon

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, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783