Week Day services
Wed ............. 5:45PM

Sabbath Services

Friday --------- 7:00pm
Saturday --- 10:00 am

Welcome to Knesseth Israel Synagogue, Gloversville, NY

Lay Leader Suzanne SchermerhornKnesseth Israel Synagogue (KIS) is a Conservative synagogue serving the Jewish population of Fulton & Montgomery Counties and surrounding areas in Upstate New York since 1891. At 120+, we are one of the oldest continuously operating congregations in the Northeast,

We are fully egalitarian and encourage each person to participate as much as they wish or are able to. Our services are a mixture of Hebrew & English. We welcome members with all levels of knowledge and experience of Judaism and diverse backgrounds.

We LOVE to sign and our Shlichat Tsibbur (Lay Leader) adds her beautiful voice and her love of Judaism, learning & music to enhance our services.

We invite you join us for weekly & Holiday services. You will be warmly welcomed.

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Chanukah begins on Sundown
Saturday, December 24th

Blessings for Lighting Chanukah Memorah

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav v'tsivanu l'hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who hallows us with mitzvot and commands us to kindle the Chanukah lights

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, she-asah nisim laavoteinu v'imoteinu bayamim hahaeim baz'man hazeh.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, who performed wonderous deeds for our ancestors in days of old at this season.

This blessing is recited on the first night:

Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, shehecheyanu v'kiy'manu v'higianu laz'man hazeh.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of all, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for enabling us to reach this season.

Chanukah Celebration
Brisket & Latke Dinner
Friday, Dec 23rd
5:45 PM

Join us for a delicious Holiday dinner
and Family Friendly Services to follow

Adults $12.00 / Children under 13: $6.00

RSVP to Office by December 14th
518 725-0649

Post-B'nei Mitzvah Schmooze
Thurs, Dec 29th / 1PM - 3PM

Open to ALL Post-B'nei Mitzvah students.
You have questions about Judaism - We'll try and find some questions - or have interesting discussions. And there will be snacks

RSVP by Dec 15 to Suzanne

Hebrew Study Group & Weekly Minyans

Hebrew Study Group will meet
Wednesdays, Dec 7 & 28th @ 5:00 PM
& break for Winter

Weekly Minyan continues through December at 5:45 PM

Cabin Fever Minyan Jan-March
Join us on these dates for Minyan
January 11th
February 8th
March 8th

NOAH Project

2016 Schedule for our Volunteer efforts at NOAH

Sunday, March 20 Sunday, June 19
Sunday, Sept 18 Sunday, Dec 18

We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church (1 N. Market Street, Johnstown) around 10 AM to prepare the lunch and stay to around 1-2 to help serve and cleanup. Come for part or all of these sessions.