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Give: Endowment, Leaves & Plaques (see below)

Make a Donation: This is a pull-down menu for use by non-members and members. 

Life and Legacy: A way to leave funds for your temple community now or later.

Guardian Circle: How to help members with their dues during hardship or times of need.

Account Payment: You can pay on your account from checking, debit, or credit card. Setting up your checking account for payments can save you from credit card fees, it just takes a bit longer to set up. Plan ahead and we can help you, call Josh at 518-374-8173.

Plant A Tree in Israel: Please plant a tree.  Planting a tree in Israel is a wonderful way to celebrate and observe Tu B'Shevat. The children in the Gates Quest Religious School receive credit and may win prizes.


Our various endowment funds were created by generous donors to be used for a variety of purposes, some general and some specific. The endowments are actively managed by Vanguard and are overseen by our Endowment Committee, which ensures that all disbursements from the funds are done in accordance with NYPMIFA and consistent with the congregation's governing rules. In addition, the endowments provides vital support for our annual budget.

If you are interested in donating to an existing fund or in creating a named fund, please contact Jonathan Rubin, President of the Board of Trustees, at
Please note: t
here is a $10,000.00 opening minimum to create a named fund.


In addition to our Endowment Funds, there are many opportunities to celebrate a simcha, honor a loved one, or create a permanent memorial.

Our lobby is home to our beautiful Tree of Life, the leaves of which commemorate life cycle events, anniversaries, accomplishments, and other celebrations. You are invited to purchase a leaf on the Tree of Life for $250.00*.

To create a permanent memorial for a loved one, ensuring their yahrzeit will be read annually, memorial plaques can be purchased for $600.00*.

The Randall Adult Library has long been a place of reading, learning, and community. The shelves not only house a collection of Judaic books and Holocaust references and literature, they also hold dedication plaques honoring the memories of people for whom the library was a special place. A library shelf dedication plaque can be purchased for $1,800.00*.

If you have spent any time seated in our sanctuary, you have likely noticed that many of the pews have dedication plaques memorializing families and individuals who called Gates of Heaven home and whose names we continue to honor and remember. A limited number of half and full pew plaques are available for $5,000.00* and $10,000.00*, respectively.

To purchase a leaf on the Tree of Life, a plaque on our memorial boards, a shelf in our Randall Adult Library, or to dedicate a pew in our sanctuary, please contact Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Cutler, Kevin Warren, at 518-374-8173 or email

*All prices include engraving and installation.

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