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Welcome to Gates!

A Reform Jewish community who welcomes and accepts you as you are. We’re married and single, with and without children, toddlers and great-grandparents, straight and LGBTQ, interfaith and those who are beginning their Jewish journey.

 

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Our programs and services are open to all. So check out our calendar or give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you!

Welcome! from Rabbi Matt

WHAT’S HAPPENING @ GATES

upcoming EVENTS

  1. Wed 07

    Scholastic Book Fair-with NNC

    Nov 07 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  2. Wed 07

    Scholastic Book Fair

    Nov 07 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  3. Sat 10

    NATA Conference (Austin, TX)

    Nov 10 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  4. Mon 12

    Veterans Day – Office Closed

    This event has a Google Hangouts
    Nov 12 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  5. Tue 13

    Board of Advisors

    Nov 13 @ 11:00am - 11:45am
  6. Tue 13

    Endowment Committee Meeting

    This event has a Google Hangouts
    Nov 13 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING…

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I get asked this a lot. My response is usually something like "how far would you drive for a really good corned beef sandwich?" See, when we first joined Gates, we'd done a tour de Temple. We were looking for something specific to make up our puzzle. It had to have a stellar religious school–Jewish education was a huge part of the puzzle.  But it also had to offer other pieces of the puzzle–a group for parents and preschoolers, fun family activities, a strong Outreach program for interfaith families. Rabbi Matt was the glue that held the puzzle together for me. So, why am I driving 45 minutes each way for Temple? Because it is better than the best 
corned beef sandwich! - Michelle Lynch

Why would you drive 45 minutes just for Temple?

I get asked this a lot. My response is usually something like “how far would you drive for a really good corned beef sandwich?” See, when we first joined Gates, we’d done a tour de Temple. We were looking for something specific to make up our puzzle. It had to have a stellar religious school–Jewish education was a huge part of the puzzle. But it also had to offer other pieces of the puzzle–a group for parents and preschoolers, fun family activities, a strong Outreach program for interfaith families. Rabbi Matt was the glue that held the puzzle together for me. So, why am I driving 45 minutes each way for Temple? Because it is better than the best corned beef sandwich! – Michelle Lynch
This is the one-year anniversary of my conversion, and I want to thank you for being a warm and welcoming presence! I'm so fortunate to have found our congregation. Thank you for "welcoming the stranger.”                             - Elisa Meredith

Thank you Gates family

This is the one-year anniversary of my conversion, and I want to thank you for being a warm and welcoming presence! I’m so fortunate to have found our congregation. Thank you for “welcoming the stranger.” – Elisa Meredith
From the time our children were active in youth groups; to our participation in numerous temple, community, and social activities; to our spiritual advancement; to forming many wonderful lasting friendships; to our current involvement in senior luncheons, social action, and much more—Gates is truly our home away from home. - Bea and Gerry Hahn

Gates is our extended family.

From the time our children were active in youth groups; to our participation in numerous temple, community, and social activities; to our spiritual advancement; to forming many wonderful lasting friendships; to our current involvement in senior luncheons, social action, and much more—Gates is truly our home away from home. – Bea and Gerry Hahn
Gates of Heaven has given my family and me a pathway for personal expression and growth.  The Temple provides a safe, open forum from which we choose our own journey—exploring our spirituality, discovering other ways of being, engaging with the larger community in a helpful and positive way, connecting with diverse people, cultivating social action—ultimately evolving into our best selves. - Jill Polk

What has Gates given my family?

Gates of Heaven has given my family and me a pathway for personal expression and growth. The Temple provides a safe, open forum from which we choose our own journey—exploring our spirituality, discovering other ways of being, engaging with the larger community in a helpful and positive way, connecting with diverse people, cultivating social action—ultimately evolving into our best selves. – Jill Polk
From the moment we entered the Synagogue we were struck with the true sense of community that was present. Our family was made to feel welcome whether it was the Rabbi’s support for our participation in the educational and spiritual programming of the Synagogue, the Director of Education with a warm reception in registering our granddaughter for religious school or the congregants with their genuine smiles welcoming us with “Shabbat Shalom” at the family potluck dinners and services. These welcoming acts resulted in a commitment to support the Synagogue and give back and strengthen what we received whether through coordinating the annual Jewish Food Festival, or developing a retreat for 3rd and 4th grade families or the participation in and support for other Synagogue activities. - Peter

Our family was welcomed from day one.

From the moment we entered the Synagogue we were struck with the true sense of community that was present. Our family was made to feel welcome whether it was the Rabbi’s support for our participation in the educational and spiritual programming of the Synagogue, the Director of Education with a warm reception in registering our granddaughter for religious school or the congregants with their genuine smiles welcoming us with “Shabbat Shalom” at the family potluck dinners and services. These welcoming acts resulted in a commitment to support the Synagogue and give back and strengthen what we received whether through coordinating the annual Jewish Food Festival, or developing a retreat for 3rd and 4th grade families or the participation in and support for other Synagogue activities. – Peter & Susan Kopcha

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