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Watch our Shabbat Services live or see archived services. Shabbat Service @ 7:00 p.m. every Friday and  Morning Services @10:45 a.m. Saturdays only when we have a B'nai Mitzvah.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018: Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary:
Join us to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary with a light dinner followed by a movie (TBA) and the exhibit Celebrating Israel: Snapshots of the People Behind a Young State. The snapshots are from Beit Hatfutsot--The Museum of the Jewish People located in TelAviv. The meal will include Israeli salad, humus, tahini, falafel, tabbouleh, roasted eggplant, pita and fruit salad. The fee is $5/pp. Please RSVP to Kathy at klaws@cgoh.org or call 518-374-8173. This event is sponsored by the Gates Israel Committee.


Menachem CreditorRabbi Menachem Creditor Speaking on May 4, 2018

Purchase Rabbi Creditor Books... (Pre-sale ended on 5/2/18. Books available for pick up at the 5/4/18 Shabbat Service.)

Some books may be available for purchase on 5/4/18 during Oneg. Order books online until 5/18/18 with an additional $2 shipping fee.

Our 2018 Lulu Field speaker on Friday, May 4 at the 7pm Shabbat Services. His topic: On Being A Jew, In The Tribe, In The World.

This program is underwritten by the Lulu Field Memorial Fund and by the Albert and Elsbeth Field Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor is the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence of UJA-Federation New York. Named by Newsweek as one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, he has authored 15 books and has been a featured contributor to The Times of Israel, the Huffington Post, and other media outlets. Rabbi Creditor is the founder and chair of Rabbis Against Gun Violence and serves as a founding Board Member of the Movement for One America. A frequent speaker on Jewish Leadership and Literacy in communities around the United States and Israel, he has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, California, a Trustee of American Jewish World Service, co-chair of Shalom Bayit's Rabbinic Council, and sits on the Social Justice Commission of the Rabbinical Assembly.

Find out more about Rabbi Menachem Creditor...


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Sunday, May 6, 2018, a light breakfast served at 9:15 a.m., meeting at 9:45 a.m.* Meeting reports are posted on a private password protected members only page. If you need help, contact the temple office at 518-374-8173. All adult temple members are encouraged to attend. *Note Correction: Annual Meeting letter listed meeting start time as 9:30 a.m.


fish20's & 30's Group

We’re heading to the VIA Aquarium in Rotterdam, NY on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Shae at 860-610-8168 or shae.fitzgerald@gmail.com.



 Thank you and congratsTeacher Appreciation/Siyum/2nd Grade Shabbat

Friday, May 11, 2018 beginning at 6pm with the congregational potluck dinner, at 6:55pm 2nd grade students and families will have their annual Shabbat service downstairs. Everyone else, please join us at the 7pm Shabbat service to say thank you to our teachers and aides. Our grade 3 and new students to our Hebrew program will be honored and receive their siddur. Please RSVP for the potluck to klaws@cgoh.org.


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Saturday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the temple: vegetarian potluck dinner followed by music and dancing. Paula Metzner and Ed Bein will be giving ballroom dance lessons. No partner needed. Please RSVP to metzner.paula@gmail.com or 518-265-9796.


senior momentsSenior Moments

Monthly luncheon and program, next one on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 with guest speaker Arnie Rotenberg. Topic: Old Wine in New Vessels--Jewish Learning in the 21st Century. Bringing Torah into the Digital Age... It's not your grandmother's Talmud Torah. RSVP to klaws@cgoh.org. This program, facilitated by Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman, is free and open to the public, up to $5 donations accepted.


dessertSisterhood Dinner and Dessert

All adults are invited Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. for a Sisterhood sponsored potluck dinner followed by dessert making demo and tasting by area Chef Mark Bauman. The fee is $5 per person and bring a nut-free main dish, salad, or side dish to share that feeds 12. RSVP by 5/14 to Cindy Cohen at 518-357-8048 or cynth217@gmail.com.


ShavuotShavuot and Confirmation

Shavuot Yizkor readings will be during the Friday, May 18, 2018 Shabbat service. There will not be a Saturday morning Yizkor service. Then join us on Sunday, May 20 for a the Confirmation service and brunch beginning at 10am. All Religious School students and families will attend the service. All temple members are invited to attend the service and brunch. Note this is also the last day of school.

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Join us at Shabbat services on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7pm to honor Sonia Rubenstein, our 2018 award recipient followed by a special Oneg Shabbat.

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