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                                                         A Place to Call Home

Founded in 1854, Congregation Gates of Heaven is a reform synagogue in Schenectady, New York. 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 LBGTQ+ community. There's a place for you and you belong here.

                                     Register now to attend our Passover Seder!

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 PM
Congregation Gates of Heaven - Schaffer Auditorium

Led by our own extraordinary Elisa Harrington-Verb and Marcus Harrington,

Our Community Passover Seder is open to all!

Sign up now - registration closes on Friday, March 31!

Members: $45/person         Non-Members: $60/person
Kids: $15/child
Family Charge Maximum: $120

to attend in person, or
Join us on Zoom here


Traditional Seder Plate
Matzah Ball Soup              Tossed Salad

Buffet Dinner
Chicken Marsala (with matzah meal)
Beef Brisket
Eggplant Parmigiana
Roasted Potatoes                Honey Roasted Carrots

Kids Menu
Chicken Tenders with French Fries

Chocolate Cake
Coconut Macaroons
Railroad Cake
Lemon Bars

                                             Save the Date for A Gala Evening

                            Upcoming Events,TCSC & Max Caplan waltz links:

     Event summary listing and links

TCSC Information & TCSC Application due by May 31, 2023

Max Caplan's: Schnee (Snow) Waltz audio or video

                                                Upcoming CGOH Events by Date:

March (click here for Community Events)

Register for March 29, 7:30 p.m.


Community Seder

April 5 at 6:00 p.m. (see above to register).


April 6 Passover- office closed


April 12 Yizkor Service 9:00 a.m.- office closed

9:00 a.m. virtually join the Service

April (click here for Community Events)

A Land Twice Promised:  Sunday, April 30

Co -Sponsored by Congregation Gates of Heaven

Recent events make it hard to discuss the State of Israel, especially within the Jewish community. How can we learn to really listen and talk together honestly and productively about this topic, so close to our hearts? The work of storyteller Noa Baum can point the way and start the conversation.

A Land Twice Promised is a transformational one-woman show. Noa is an Israeli who began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories and their mothers' stories. She creates a moving testimony illuminating the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

The 4:30 performance will be offered free of charge, but those planning to come are asked to sign up in advance for the event at this link.
There is an additional workshop for the Jewish community, at 7:30pm Sunday April 30th. This will be held at Temple Israel, as well, and kosher food will be available there to purchase between the performance and the workshop. Tickets of $18, at this link, will be required for the workshop.

                               Questions and Answers with Lynn Tryon and Arnie

                                                    Gates Quest & Chai School

 includes 3-4 yrs to 7th grade

Gates Quest 2023-2024 Classes will start Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Forms will be available soon.

7th grade trip 3/19/2023 payment



Check out our CHAI SCHOOL: Grades 8-12                       with new sessions for Spring 2023!               

Register here to join Chai School's Kulam & Israel Revisited Wednesday evening programs on Zoom


Sisterhood Page

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

 Sisterhood Zoom WRJ update meeting & more

Monday Evening, April 24 at 7:30 on Zoom

Any Questions, please contact EricaB.


“Mindy, the book Yenta” shared Jewish Books that will inspire and delight the adult reader.  See her list

Brotherhood Page

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


Breakfast Speaker April 16, 2023 10:00 Breakfast; 10:20 Zoom speaker

CGOH Brotherhood members: Free       Guests: $5.00

Here is The Zoom Link for those watching at home.

                                            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 p.m.
(Virtual and in the Sisterhood-David Hatkoff Room; masks will be required)

Community and Coffee
                                                                   Wednesdays at 1:00 pm 
                                                          (in-person and virtual)

Talmud with Rabbi Matt
Thursdays at 12 noon  
Click Here to Join
(virtual and in-person)

Shabbat Services
Fridays at 7:00 pm
(in-person and live-streamed)

Torah Study
Saturdays at 9:00 am  Click Here to Join
(in-person and virtual)

Thu, March 30 2023 8 Nisan 5783