Tikkun Olam – Make Everyday Mitzvah Day!

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The divine sings in noble deeds. – Abraham Joshua Heschel 

TIKKUN OLAM (translated Repairing the World)
The Jewish idea that each person in partnership with God, is responsible for doing their share to make the world a better place.
At Gates we have embraced this tenet of Tikkun Olam. We reach out to those in need in our community and address many issues of social and economic injustice through our diverse projects locally, nationally, and in the world.Our mission is to help those at risk, the ignored, and neglected, the elderly  and the very young who live in poverty and despair.
By reaching out to people in need, we not only help to repair the world, but also strengthen our Jewish identity and provide an important example of our values for our children.
We can’t do it without our volunteers. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Kathy in the temple office at 518-374-8173 or klaws@cgoh.org.
MITZVAH DAY – NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – more info coming soon
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: mitzvah day for about us page
    • Mitzvah Day
    • Pleasant Valley & William C. Keane Elementary Schools
    • Temple Community Service Corps
    • Schenectady Day Nursery
    • CGOH Green Team
    • Social Action Committee
    • Volunteer at the Regional Food Bank
    • Big Brother/Big Sister

Ongoing Tzedakah Collections:food drive

    • SICM Food Pantry
    • Pleasant Valley Elementary School
    • William C. Keane Elementary School
    • Bethesda House
    • YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter
    • Welcome the Stranger Refugee Assistance

Other Projects:

    • Food Assistance Programspulpit exchange
    • Info Etc
    • Interfaith Activity/Black-Jewish Relations
    • Bethesda House
    • Save Darfur
    • Hamilton Hill Arts Center
    • Universal Health Care


    • Union of Reform Judaism’s Irving J. Fain Award for Excellence for our work with…

1995: Temple Community Service Corps

2001: Pleasant Valley Elementary School

2007: Schenectady Day Nursery

  • The Schenectady Day Nursery’s Special Friend of the Year Award in 2005
  • The Schenectady School Districts’ Golden Apple Award in 2004 for our mentor and tutoring programs