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What is Brotherhood?
Brotherhood has been a Temple service organization since 1924. Our goals are to participate in stimulating Jewish religious activities; foster cultural and educational advancement among our membership and the Jewish community at large; and promote the spirit of brotherhood through programs and social discussion. We hope you will join us.

Brotherhood Tikkun Olam: Each year, Brotherhood of Congregation Gates of Heaven strives to award funds to worthy causes in the Temple community. Awards are recommended by the Brotherhood Board each year and approved by the membership. 

Join Brotherhood today!  

You may join Brotherhood online and pay by credit card or check (link below). If you prefer to download a PDF membership form to print and mail to the Temple click here or to have a paper form mailed to you, please contact the Temple Office at (518) 374-8173.

Upcoming Brotherhood-Sponsored Programs:


Breakfast Speaker March 5, 2023


Breakfast Speaker March 5, 2023 10:00 Breakfast; 10:20 Zoom speaker

Join the brotherhood for breakfast at 10:00 a.m. and at 10:30 enjoy discussion of Jewish Humor by Godon Zuckerman, Brotherhood board member and Josh Cooper-Ginsburg, Director of Adminstration & Operations.

CGOH Brotherhood members: Free     Guests: $5.00

The Zoom Link for 10:20/10:30 a.m.


Breakfast/Presentation Meetings will be in the Schaffer Auditorium or in the Sisterhood - David Hatkoff Room (also, on Zoom).

  • Sunday, March 5, 2023, 10:00 am: Brotherhood Breakfast with Gordon Zuckerman, Brotherhood Board member, and Josh Cooper-Ginsburg, Director of Administration and Operations speaking on Jewish Humor.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023, 10:00 am: Brotherhood Breakfast and Speaker (Sisterhood-David Hatkoff Room)
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023, 10:00 am: Brotherhood/Sisterhood Breakfast with Mona Golub, Producing Artistic Director, Music Haven speaking on the development of Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady and concerts for Summer 2023.

Board Meetings will most likely continue to be on Zoom.

DATE:                                   MEETING TYPE:

Sunday, February 26           Board Meeting, 9:00 am

Sunday, March 26                Board Meeting, 9:00 am

Sunday, April 30                   Board Meeting, 9:00 am

A Sample of Brotherhood Programs

Breakfast and/or Speaker Programs: Brotherhood breakfast and/or speaker programs are held on a Sunday at 10:00 am and the program speaker usually begins at 10:30 am. All are invited. Breakfast is free for Temple Brotherhood members, and all others pay $5. There is no charge to hear speakers. Check the Temple calendar and email newsletter for upcoming dates and speakers.


Dinner & A Movie Nights: Looking for an affordable night out? Come to our scheduled Brotherhood-sponsored dinner and a movie held on a Saturday beginning at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a buffet dinner, typically including salad, eggplant parmesan, veggie lasagna, meatballs, and rolls prepared by a local restaurant. We usually show two movies (one rated for adults and a G/PG rated for the kids). The fee, which also includes drinks and snacks, is currently $12.50 per person and $32 per family maximum. There is no fee for those not eating. All are welcome. Invite your family and friends! For more information, check the Temple calendar and newsletter for dates, movie selections, and the coordinator.


Constructing the Sukkah for Sukkot: Every year, Brotherhood members coordinate the assembly of the Sukkah and its removal after the holiday. Each activity takes only about 1½ hours. This is a great way to socialize with other Brotherhood members for a worthy Temple cause.


For more information on Brotherhood, contact Brotherhood Restart Coordinators Stan Strauss or Jeff Dashew through the Temple Office, (518) 374-8173. 

End-of-Year Luncheon

A luncheon was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 celebrating the end of a great year and looking forward to the start of our new fiscal year. Now is the time to renew your membership or join the Brotherhood!

Calendar of Events

Tue, February 7 2023 16 Shevat 5783