WHAT IS CGOH BROTHERHOOD
Brotherhood is a service organization within the temple affiliated with the national organization Men of Reform Judaism. Our purposes are to provide comradeship to our members, to foster the dissemination of Jewish and secular knowledge, and to engage in tikkun olam by providing our time and expertise to the congregation, to the Jewish community and to the community at large. As part of our civic activities, we sponsor fund raising events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and its associated 5K run. Get involved! Brotherhood isn’t just worthwhile, it is fun. For more info, contact Brotherhood President Brian Cutler.
You may pay your dues electronically. Dues are treated like donations. You can click here and designate your donation by selecting "Brotherhood Dues" under choose another fund. Or under payments put Brotherhood Dues in the apply my payment to section. If you pay electronically, please remember to return your membership form by email to brian_cuttler@Yahoo.com or regular mail to the temple.
2017 BROTHERHOOD FUNDING
Once again the Brotherhood of Congregation Gates of Heaven will be awarding funds to organizations in the CGOH community. Funding provided by Brotherhood has helped to enhance the programs of many organizations for years. A primary goal of Brotherhood is to be able to help fund the work of a variety of deserving recipients. The funds for these awards are primarily derived from the net proceeds from the Cherry Blossom Crafts Festival. Each requester may be asked to make a more formal presentation to the Brotherhood Board in July of this year.
If your organization would like to receive funding, please fill out the application below and submit before June 1, 2017 to:
CGOH Brotherhood 2017 Funding Requests, Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12309
We encourage your organization to compete for this year’s awards.
Brian Cutler, CGOH Brotherhood President
- Application...coming soon
- Allocation Policy
MONTHLY BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST AND PROGRAM
Save these dates for upcoming breakfasts: (see more details about speakers and topics)
- 10/23/16: Trinity Alliance's Unique Role in Inner-City Economic Development with guest speaker Harris Oberlander, MSW, CEO
- 11/20/2016: Veterans Day Theme with guest speaker Col. Richard Goldenberg
- 12/11/2016: Climate Change, Geo-engineering, and Nuclear Option with guest speaker Randy Simon
- 1/22/2017: Common Core Examinations in NYS with guest speakers Rachel Rourke, Niskayuna Teacher and John Yagielski, former acting Niskayuna School Superintendent
- 2/12/2017: Motion Picture Industry History: Screwball Comedies with guest speaker Dennis Kipp
- 3/19/2017: Lulu Field Lecture Series speaker TBA
- 4/23/2017: Medical Topic speaker TBA
The breakfast begins at 10:00 am and the program/speaker begins at 10:30 A.M. All are invited. Breakfast is free for Gates Brotherhood members, all other pay $4. Speakers are free.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL...ORGANIZED BY CGOH BROTHERHOOD
Save the Date for the 25rd Cherry Blossom Festival and 9th annual 5k Race for ALS presented by Price Copper on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Visit the Cherry Blossom Festival Webpage for more info about the festival, to become a vendor, or to register for the Run or Walk.