Congregation Shaaray Tefila

שער׳ תפ׳לה

68 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518.792.4945 Fax: 518.792.5966 | Email:
Office Hours: Please call or email for an appointment.

Shaaray Tefila, The Center for Jewish Life is a multi-
generational community that creates an atmosphere for the enjoyment of Jewish life & opportunities for spiritual growth.

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Download Membership Application Here

Shaaray Tefila welcomes your membership support.We invite you to be a part of the Congregation Shaaray Tefila family! We offer family and individual memberships to anyone over age 18. Interfaith families are welcome!

If you are exploring Jewish opportunities in the North Country, join us for services or an event. Or call or e-mail our office, and a member will be happy to contact you and help introduce you to our community. Membership Dues are voluntary for those under the age of 50. Or pay what you can afford. Just let us know.  And for all new members, the first year of membership is free. No one will be excluded from membership due to financial hardship.  

Please download, print, and mail or drop off your application to the synagogue along with check for any dues payment (see below.) Please let us know if you would like to pay monthly, quarterly, semiannually or yearly.

New Membership: First Year Free


Adults age 50 and over –
Yearly Dues: $1000 per family, including children to age 18 or $ 500 per individual

Adults age less than 50 –
Yearly Voluntary Suggested Dues Donation: $1000 per family, including children to age 18 or $ 500 per individual or pay what you can afford, just let us know. No request for dues reduction required.

Regardless of age, no one will be excluded from membership due to financial hardship. Please contact the office or attach a note to your application if you need a dues reduction.


Here are some opportunities for members and ways to get involved:

  • Attend Shabbat, High Holiday and festival services
  • Enroll children in our Religious School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
  • Attend congregational holiday celebrations, like Seders and Sukkah parties
  • Hold life-cycle events, such as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, baby namings and funerals, in our Sanctuary
  • Reserve our social hall for a life-cycle celebration
  • Attend congregational social events, like family barbeques and movie viewings
  • Participate in adult education classes, including Hebrew classes and Judaic study
  • Join our Sisterhood and attend meetings, hear speakers, work on mitzvah projects
  • Come hear the weekly rehearsal of a Klezmer band led by one of our congregants in our social hall
  • Participate in congregational mitzvah projects
  • Join a committee and take an active role in the life of the synagogue
  • Meet with our rabbi for personal counseling
  • Receive marriage preparation and counseling
  • Receive advice for Kashrut and where to buy kosher foods
  • Receive hospital or home visitation when ill
  • Secure a place for burial in our cemetery
  • Receive community support while mourning and have a minyan for saying Kaddish
  • Receive the monthly newsletter with the Rabbi’s message, President’s message, educational articles, congregational news, calendar of events and more

Shaaray Tefila welcomes your membership support. Every congregation depends on the financial support of its members. We each have a stake in maintaining the synagogue as a place in which Judaism is fostered. By committing on an annual basis, you help Congregation Shaaray Tefila predict and budget, which ensures we meet our day-to-day operating expenses, plan successful programs, and provide support to community members in need, all year long.

Send application and membership fee to:
Congregation Shaaray Tefila
68 Bay St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801

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