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The temple general number is 518-374-8173.

Arnold Rotenberg
Director of Congregational Jewish Living

It is my pleasure to serve as the Director of Congregational Jewish Living, a position that has grown to include the roles of Director of our Religious School, Adult Education, and programs throughout CGOH.

I have over 40 years’ experience in synagogue and day school education. Even with this, I am always a teacher at heart, modeling lifelong learning as an example to our students and teachers.

My background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from the University of Denver and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Colorado in Denver.  Learning is a part of my life. I have the same expectations for your children as I do mine—to see them excel and become engaged in Jewish life and become productive human beings. I invite you to join me on this journey.

Josh Cooper-Ginsburg
Director of Administration and Operations

I joined the Congregation Gates of Heaven family as Director of Administration and Operations in December of 2021, with over a decade of professional experience in customer service and community organizing, volunteering, and management.

My responsibilities include serving our membership and leadership with administrative support, oversight of financial transactions, and management of facility operations.

Having grown up in a Jewish family on Long Island and having married into a strong Jewish community in Albany, it is my honor to serve the Jewish community of Congregation Gates of Heaven.

I invite you to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help me best deliver the services which make Gates of Heaven your spiritual home in our community. You may reach me at

Tammy Van Valkenburgh
Administrative Assistant


Michelle Warren
Administrative Assistant to Rabbi Matt

Elisa Harrington-Verb
Hospitality & Engagement Coordinator

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