Open House and Congregational Shabbat DinnerThe public is invited to our special Shabbat Service and Catered Dinner (food truck style!) as we host a Prospective Member Open House on Friday, September 4: beginning with Tot Shabbat at 5:30 pm, dinner will begin at 6pm followed by the 7pm Shabbat Service. The service and dinner is free for prospective members.RSVP to email@example.com.Service)
Selichot Program and Service
We invite you to attend our Selichot program and service on Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. Lilah Sugarman, our new student cantor, will lead the discussion of Melodies of Selichot; a musical understanding of Selichot and liturgy of forgiveness. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have enough refreshments.
High Holy Days Programs and Services
Click here for the full High Holy Day Schedule. Also see page 5 in the temple bulletin for more detailed information about our High Holy Day programs and services. For tickets, please contact the temple office at 518-374-8173.
High Holy Days Kids Program K-4th Grade
Have you ever wanted to attend High Holy Day services but felt that you could not because your child is unable to sit quietly in the sanctuary for two hours? Have no fear! Children are invited to explore the meaning of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur through music, games, and prayer on Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 23 starting at 9:45 a.m. and ending around noon following services. Programs will take place in designated religious school classrooms. Registration is required. Please contact Lisa at email@example.com with your child’s name and age no later than September 8.
2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah In Clifton Park
Join us for the 2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at William K. Collins, Jr. Park in Clifton Park from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will be a creative family- friendly service, with activities and lunch. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 374-8173 by September 10.
Back To School Picnic
Join us for the Back To School Picnic with an afternoon of great food, great fun with activities for all ages, and great company with the Gates Religious School families on Saturday, September 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the River Road Park in Niskayuna. To make a reservation, please contact Kathy in the temple office at 374-8173 or email@example.com; no later than 9/11/15. When registering, please indicate the number of adults and children attending and the ages of the children. Don’t miss a fun afternoon for you and your children!
New Programs...Adult Choir and Yoga Minyan
We are very excited about starting our new choir lead and Yog Minyan with our new student cantor, Lilah Sugarman. If you are interested in participating in either or both of these programs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this monthly practice we will be blending ancient Jewish Spiritual practices of Kabbalah (mystical Judaism) and Mussar (ethical Judaism), Jewish music, and text study with Yoga to connect the mind, the body, and the soul. Lilah is a 200-hour certified Vinyasa yoga instructor.Please join us for our first Havdallah Yoga Minyan on Saturday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. All levels of Yoga experience are welcome. Please bring a mat or towel. This program is free.
Sukkot begins with decorating the sukkah and a service on Sunday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, October 4. All congregants are invited to join us on Sunday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. to make decorations and decorate our indoor and outdoor sukkahs, fulfill the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah at our pizza dinner, and participate in the 7:00 p.m. Sukkot service by shaking the lulav and praying for the rain of God’s blessing.
The fee for the dinner is $2 per person; please RSVP to Kathy at email@example.com or 374-8173 by 9/23. Please bring canned food items to place inside our sukkahs for the SICM Food Pantry.
Trip to Israel 2016
Join Rabbi Matt and Congregation Gates of Heaven for a memorable adventure to Israel on February 10-21, 2016.
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