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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Due to NYS covid-19 restrictions, Congregation Shaaray Tefila has been holding ZOOM services on Friday evenings and live Saturday services at 9:30 am. Onegs and kiddushes will resume at a future date. Please review our covid congregant social distancing protocols here.

The following is a previous description of our normal services and programs…

Shaaray Tefila holds weekly traditional egalitarian Shabbat services. We have regular Friday evening services at 7:00 PM, Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a kiddish luncheon at 11:30, sometimes followed by lecture or discussion. Services and Torah discussions are participatory and interactive. On Sunday mornings at 9:00, we have a Learning and Discussion service, in which we concentrate on the meaning and significance of particular prayers, or a traditional weekday morning service.

Once a month, we will have an alternative service such as Havurat Shabbat, designed and led by congregants, or Family Shabbat, in which our youngsters will actively participate and apply what they have learned in religious school.  

Jewish Journey Shabbat services will engage those less familiar with the traditional service in a welcoming and supportive environment. These alternative services tend to be shorter and are usually associated with a special Shabbat dinner.  

During the summer, we often hold Friday night services in Crandall Park.  We are always interested in learning new melodies and harmonies.

Every second Friday of the month we hold services at The Glen located at Highland Meadows, 39 Longview Drive in Queensbury, NY starting at 6:30 PM. 

Please contact us if you need to say kaddish so we can make sure that we have a minyan.

We maintain a full schedule of traditional holiday services throughout the year, including a second night of Passover seder with a catered kosher meal.



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