• Hanukkah candle lighting with Rabbi Matt

    Hanukkah (meaning Dedication)

    The joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "re-dedication" of the temple in Jerusalem.

    The modern home celebration of Hanukkah centers around the lighting of the Hanukkah, a special menorah for Hanukkah; unique foods are eaten like latkes and jelly doughnuts called Sufganiot; and special songs and games are played.

    Hanukkah Dinner

    We invite you to partake in the warmth of our traditional Hanukkah Dinner and Service held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Bring along your family menorah to light in the good company of fellow congregational members gathering to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

    For more information about our Hanukkah Celebration Dinner and Service or RSVP, please contact Kathy at klaws@cgoh.org or call the temple office at 518-374-8173.

    Mona Golub's Famous Homemade Latke Batter Salelatkes

    Purchase your latke batter on Sunday, November 18 from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m or until sold out. 

    Pre-ordering (by 12/12) is highly recommended!(Batter Freezes very well...so stock up!)

    Each quart size batch makes 12 three inch latkes for $10 per quart.

    To pre-order contact Kathy at klaws@cgoh.org or call the temple at 374-8173.

    All proceeds benefit Gates of Heaven Temple Youth group (GOHTY). 

  • Live StreamingStream Shabbat Services Live

    Can't make itto temple for services or maybe yourgrandchild'sb'nai mitzvah? That's ok! Watch services live (or archived). Stream online to your computer, smartphone, or TV (if you have a smart TV that is). Click here to live stream services.



     Free Concert with Classical Guitar Legend Harry George PellegrinHarry George Pellegrin

    Pellegrin will perform at the Senior Moments Luncheon on Wednesday, October 10,2018 from noon to2pm. This event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. RSVP to klaws@cgoh.org.

    Majoring in classical guitar performance at The Mannes College of Music, Harry George Pellegrin studied with Albert Blain and EliotFisk, and performed in New York, Tulsa, St. Louis, and other cities in the US. Pellegrin has performed recitals at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall three times. Read more...


     Dennis KippBrotherhood Breakfast and Speaker

    Dennis Kipp will discuss the History of Hollywood on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The breakfast begins at 10:00 am. The breakfast is free for Gates Brotherhood members; all others pay $4. The lecture is free and begins at 10:30 am.  No reservations needed.Read more...



    KaskesetKaskeset A Cappela Concert

    Kaskeset is Binghamton University's only Jewish A Cappella group. The group was founded in 1996 as an offshoot of Hillel/JSU on campus. Since then, the group has become one of the premier Jewish singing troupes in the country. The concert will be on Sunday, October 21,2018 at 12:15 p.m. The concertif open to the public. The concert is free for all Gates members thanks to the sponsorship of Gates members Bill and Rhoda Gilbert; all others pay $10 per person. See more at http://kaskeset.strikingly.com/


    cakeSisterhood Meet and Greet

    All Gates women are invited to celebrate Sisterhood’s 121st birthday. Monday evening, October 22nd at 7:00 P.M. An evening of a little nostalgia, a little cake, a little schmoozing, reconnect with old friends and make new friends. Enjoy the entertainment of MOPCO Schenectady’s own improve Theater group. RSVP by E-mail to Ellen Strauss straelle@gmail.com  or by calling the Temple at 518-374-8173.

    Adult Education and Lecture Series

    Here is a sampling of what classes and lecture series are coming up. Read more about these programs and others.

    • Beginning and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, Prayer Study, Beginning Hebrew Reading in Only 6 Weeks
    • First Thursdays Lecture Series: Three Books, Three Authors, Three Discussions.
    • Thursday Evening Israel Lecture Series: The Biblical History of Israel

    book fairGates Scholastic Book Fair

    November 7-12, 2018.Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings kids the books they want to read. We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books, both Judaic and secular choices for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school! Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Please come to our book fair  and help shape your child's reading habits. See you at the book fair! We also need volunteers. Click here to find out more about the book fair or to sign up to volunteer.


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