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Welcome 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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday,  June 11, 7:00 PM
Confirmation Service (open to all) on Erev Shavuot
in the Sanctuary or on Livestream

Wednesday,  June 12, 9:00 AM
Yizkor Shavuot Service 
in the Sisterhood - David Hatkoff Room or watch on LiveStream

Wednesday,  June 12th the Office is closed for Shavuot; No Community & Coffee.
Something about Torah: Defining Its Role and Meaning in Our Lives
A Virtual Class With Rabbi Matt
Wednesday,  June 12, 7:00 pm
This class aims to explore and establish a personal and communal understanding  of the Torah's significance in daily life. Through discussions, readings, and reflective
exercises, we will work towards creating a dynamic and meaningful definition of Torah that resonates with all our collective experiences.
Summer Office hours on Fridays are now 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM.
Wednesday,  June 19th the Office is closed for Juneteenth; No Community & Coffee.

Join us for weekly programming:

Zenobics Tai Chi Mondays at 6:30 PM Zoom / Hatkoff Room 
        Community and Coffee Wednesdays at 1:00 PM Zoom / Hatkoff Room: Not being held Wednesdays, 6/12 and 6/19- Office Closed
Talmud Study Thursdays at 12:00 PM Zoom / Hatkoff Room
                Shabbat Services Fridays at 7:00 PM Livestream or Sanctuary          
Torah Study Saturdays at 9:00 AM Zoom / Hatkoff Room

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784