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About Us: See below. Are we a fit? We hope so! We are a caring community with a diverse membership. Visit us, visit with us...

Prospective Members: We tried to answer many questions you may have OR give you contacts.

Clergy: Background on the Clergy and more membership information.

Leadership: The Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and Board of Advisors.

Staff: Meet the Office staff

History: Learn about the long history of this congregation from Congregation Shaarai Shamayim to Congregation Gates of Heaven to the used now! We are known for the Cherry Blossoms...

Be Safe: What are we doing to keep you safe (health and safety topics).


We’re so happy you found us!

Are you looking to connect with a Jewish community? Are you seeking a Jewish education for your family, or to deepen your commitment to Jewish living? Maybe you are exploring what Judaism is all about and how it might fit into your life.

Gates is a place for you to call home.

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, singles, and members of the LBGTQA community.

Our Gates are open to all. 

Give us a call... we’d love to meet you!

Interested in Membership?

Just give us a call! We’ll mail you a membership packet and our Hospitality and Engagement Coordinator, Elisa Harrington-Verb, will contact you. In addition, you may call the temple office with any questions at 518-374-8173. And please feel free to contact any of our staff with specific questions. You can also click on the Prospective Members tab for more information.

Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782