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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.

Click here for all upcoming CGOH Events & Links

Community Events Information
Wednesday, February 28,  Divine Brushstrokes, Noon, in person or Zoom, class 4 of 4 and Mystical Realms, Jewish Fantasy & Science Fiction Book Group 8:00 PM with "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick    NOTE: For March the book is "The Caves of Steel" by Isaac Asimov

 
Friday, March 1, 5:45 PM Jammies & Jeans click HERE to sign up your family 
 
Sunday, March 3, "We March to Celebrate Women", Schenectady City Hall steps 9:00- 11:00 AM and Brotherhood Breakfast/Speaker 10:00 AM Topic: Palliative Care
 
Tuesday, March 5, Noon and 7:30 PM Interpretation & Imagination-Midrash - in person and on Zoom
 

Let's Learn Shabbat Prayers-Embark on a journey of spiritual enrichment with our exclusive six-session course. Dive into the essence of Shabbat prayers as you explore their profound meanings, learn key Hebrew prayer vocabulary, and immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies that accompany these sacred texts.

In person dates: Fridays, March 8, 15, 22 and April 5, 12, & 19 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM , then join services OR Online dates: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and April 3, 10 & 17 from 7:30 0 8:15 PM  $25 to sign up for all 6 weeks

Wednesday, March 6, GOHTY (Grades 5-12) Nintendo Night, 6-7:30 PM RSVP Parker@cgoh.org
 
Sunday, March 10, 9:30 Sip & Share with Arnie Rotenberg and  7th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Experience 9:30 and Sisterhood 10:45 AM  "Book Banning! Libraries Threatened!"  presentation and discussion with Mindy Holland RSVP
 
Sunday, March 17, 10:00-11:00 AM, Hatkoff Room, Cyber & Internet Safety Program parents and caregivers can learn to better navigate the digital landscape for improved welfare
 
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Blood Drive at CGOH
 
Wednesday, March 20 Noon Senior Moments Light Luncheon, Speaker TBA
& Sisterhood Book Club Zoom option at 7:00 PM Book: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
 
Saturday, March 23, 5:30 PM Megillah & Mimosas- A Family Purim Potluck Dinner: Games, Pot Luck Dinner, Play, Service  sign up to bring Food for 10 Adults 
 
Sunday, March 24, Purim Celebration- Carnival booths for a Mitzvah Fair made by the 7th grade class to raise funds/donations for their social action projects
 
Friday, March 29, 7:00 PM Founders Day at B'nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Rd, Albany (no Service at CGOH)
 
Sunday, March 31, NO Gates Quest
 
Monday,  April 22, 5:30 arrival for 6:00 Community Passover Seder
$45/adult and $15/children's meal Catered by Gershon's:  Matzah Ball Soup, Salad, Choice of: Eggplant Parmigiana, Beef Brisket, Chicken Marsala & desserts Sign up
 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Zenobics Tai Chi Mondays at 6:30 PM Zoom / Hatkoff Room
Community and Coffee Wednesdays at 1:00 PM Zoom / Hatkoff Room
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

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