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We are a caring community with a diverse membership. Visit us and see how you belong at Gates. 

Prospective Members: Learn about the benefits of synagogue membership and engagement

Clergy, Leadership & Office Staff: Get to know our esteemed members of clergy. Our lay leadership is comprised of the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and Board of Advisors. Our professional office staff have our doors open to you. Reach out to make an appointment with our Director of Administration and Operations or our Director of Congregational Jewish Living.

History: Learn about the long history of this congregation from "Congregation Shaarai Shamayim"  to "Congregation Gates of Heaven" to the website and virtual presence. We are known for our beautiful Cherry Blossom trees! 

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

Gates is a place for you to call home.

We’re a Reform Synagogue in Schenectady, NY, founded in 1854. We are the spiritual home of over 350 member families, 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. Gates welcomes members of all backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. 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.

Our Gates are open to all. 

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.

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