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                                                         A Place to Call Home

Founded in 1854, Congregation Gates of Heaven is a reform synagogue in Schenectady, New York, and a member synagogue of the Union for Reform Judaism. We are the spiritual home of over 350 member families, including over 100 students in Gates Quest, our re-imagined supplemental 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 each with unique experiences within Judaism, young and older adults, married and unmarried, and members of the LBGTQ+  community.

Our Gates are open to all and you belong here.

                                                    Gates Quest & Chai School

 includes 3-4 yrs to 7th grade

Gates Quest 2023-2024 Classes will start Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Click here for the Google Form application. Click here for a PDF form you can print and mail back.

Register for classes now. If you are currently enrolled, you will be re-enrolled automatically (notify Tammy at of email, phone or physical address changes). Let Arnie know of any questions or overall enrollment changes at Billing will take place in early July.

Confirmation Class Link to pay


              Check out our CHAI SCHOOL: Grades 8-12                             

                                                 Coming Up at Gates of Heaven

     Event summary listing and links, Details below:

NOTE: SUMMER HOURS /HOLIDAYS The office closes at Noon on Fridays, June 2 - September 1. Normal hours will be observed Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Monday, June 19th is a Federal Holiday, Juneteenth, the office will be closed

June (See Community Events:  6/8 Salvation Army Spud Night, 6/30 Community Shabbat Schenectady JCC)

Thursday, June 8:    Lifeline Screening held at CGOH

Saturday, June 10, 6:30 PM:   All Rise Community Please RSVP by 6/8 by clicking on the flyer below.


Sunday, June 11: Capital District Pride Walk. Join us at 10:00 AM in Albany's Washington Park, the Parade begins 11:45 AM. Plan for a  fun day walking the Parade route with our crew. Don't forget your CGOH T-shirt.

Wednesday, June 14: 7:00 PM Sisterhood Annual Book Selection at the deck of Mindy Holland;  with a Dessert Pot Luck

Wednesday, June 14 - NO Community & Coffee

Thursday, June 15- NO Talmud Study

Sunday, June 18:     CGOH Night at the ValleyCats:        OUR tickets are available, sign up here!



Monday, June 19: Juneteenth, Federal Holiday, the Office is Closed, No Tai Chi, Sisterhood Planning Meeting 7:30 PM by Zoom only

Friday, June 30:    Community Shabbat at the Schenectady JCC- NO Service at Gates of Heaven, click on the flyer to get your tickets


Sunday, July 30, 2023  4-6 PM, Battle of the BBQ's, Albany JCC. Purchase your tickets by clicking on the flyer below:

                                             Annual Congregational Meeting

was  held on Sunday, May 21, 10:30 AM
Schaffer Auditorium, Gates of Heaven

Members logged in (Login link above) may view the information page here:
Annual Meeting Information 

Our fiscal year begins on July 1 each year, with the support of our membership.

See the Program Book and Sponsors
Click here to Donate Today To Support our Gala
There is time -- even after the event-- to support A Gala Evening!
The program booklet is virtual and will be available online for the rest of this year.


Sisterhood Info

Click the link above to view all upcoming Sisterhood programs and membership information

Wednesday, June 14: 7:00 PM Sisterhood Annual Book Selection at the deck of Mindy Holland;  with a Dessert Pot Luck

Monday, June 19: Sisterhood Planning Meeting 7:30 PM by Zoom only

Photos from June 4th- Walk Central Park's Rose Garden and then enjoy Lunch!




Wednesday, June 14: 7:00 PM Sisterhood Annual Evening Book Group, Book Selection at the deck of Mindy Holland;  with a Dessert Pot Luck

Monday, June 19: Sisterhood Planning Meeting 7:30 PM by Zoom only

Brotherhood Info

Click the link above to view all upcoming Brotherhood programs and membership information


Sunday, June 25 9:00 a.m. ZOOM

Brotherhood Constitutional Meeting

Stan Strauss to send Link

                                            ONGOING SYNAGOGUE PROGRAMS

Here is a list of the many ways you can connect with your Gates community:

Zenobics Tai Chi
Mondays at 6:30 PM
Zoom / Hatkoff Room

Community and Coffee (not held 6/14)
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Zoom / Hatkoff Room

Talmud Study with Rabbi Matt (not held 6/15)
Thursdays at 12:00
Zoom / Hatkoff Room

Shabbat Services
Fridays at 7:00 PM
Livestream or in our Sanctuary

Torah Study
Saturdays at 9:00
Zoom / Hatkoff Room

Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783