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                                                          WELCOME HOME!

Welcome to Congregation Gates of Heaven

We’re a Reform Synagogue in Schenectady, NY, founded in 1854. The spiritual home of 377 member families, made up of individuals from all corners of the Capital District, with the largest Jewish Religious School in the area. We’re a caring family united in prayer, education, social activities, and social action. We encourage you to engage with Judaism on your own level, on your own terms. Gates welcomes members of all backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Our members consist of Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families, young adults, older adults, married and unmarried, and members of the LBGTQA community.

Join us for these Upcoming Events

ACCIDENTAL GANGSTER, July 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. Zoom

Click Here to Find Your Place to find out more about this book event. 



Lifelong Learning 

Click Here to Find Your Place

Please come to support the CGOH team "Burnt Offerings".

Click Here to Find Your Place and to see full size flyer.

                                    Join our active Sisterhood and Brotherhood!

Sisterhood Page

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


July 27, 2022-  Wednesday 10:00 am Quick Pick Book Talk. Everyone shares a favorite book. Bring your favorite beverage and a chair. Meet at the Temple Tent for a socially distant laid back book share.


September 12, 2022- Monday 5:30-7:00 pm 125th Sisterhood Anniversary.  Temple Tent



Brotherhood Page

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


Sunday, August 14, 2022, gates open 3:30 p.m. Game starts at 5:00 p.m. Joe Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

Cantor Kohn (CBE) will sing the national anthem and we believe Rabbi Cutler & Rabbi Weitzman (CBE) will throw the first pitch.

Open to the Congregation and Guests.

Cost: $11.00/person for premium tickets; Food and Beverage available for purchase at the stadium.

If you would like to pay by check and you are a member, you can log into your account (you see MY ACCOUNT in the upper right hand side of the website), you can select to bill your account at the end of registration. If you need help signing up for the game, please call Tammy or Josh at 518-374-8173.

Register here!



                                            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)


Prime Day is July 12-13! Click the banner above to support Congregation Gates of Heaven at no cost to you. We appreciate your support!

Tue, July 5 2022 6 Tammuz 5782