Welcome to Knesseth Israel Synagogue, Gloversville, NY
Knesseth 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 of diverse backgrounds and with all levels of knowledge and experience of Judaism.
We invite you to learn more about Knesseth Israel on this website and join us for services. You will be warmly welcomed and you'll see that we also
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Yom HaShoah Commenoration
April 14th at 7 PM
Special Program &
Holocaust Survivor, Rose Westheimer
Mrs Westheimer will discuss her & her family's experience during the Holocaust.
Women's Rosh Chodesh Study Group & Pot Luck Lunch
Sunday, April 19th at 1 PM
Topic - "Women as Agents of Change"
Film - "A Slim Peace"
American settlers, Palestinians, Israelis & Bedouins meet for a weekly Weight Loss group led by a Palestinian & Israeli dietician from Hadassah Hospital. The documentary is filmed in Jerusalem in Jan/Feb 2006 against the tumultuous political backdrop of Hammas’ landslide victory and Ariel Sharon’s hospitalization. As the world’s cameras focus on a war zone, the film focuses on individual women’s lives. From the initial tension, we see surprising connections develop within the group meetings and we follow the women out into their homes and separate worlds.
Call Ruth to say you're coming. Bring a dish to share.
Sunday, May 3rd, 10AM
Call Office for Reservations
Guest Speaker: Gloversville native & KIS alumni,
Matthew Menachem Feuer
Dr. Feuer is Visiting Professor of Jewish studies, Philosophy, and
Comparative Literature at York University, in Toronto, Ontario.
His teaching and research focus on Jewish life, culture and comedy
focusing on the schlemiel character.
He has written over 20 academic articles,
maintains a very popular blog and is writing a book on these subjects.
Check his blog "The Home of Schlemiel Theory"
Join us for an informative, FUN morning.
$5 Donation/Call for Reservations
2015 Schedule for our Volunteer efforts at NOAH
Sunday, March 1
Sunday, June 7
Sunday, Sept 13
Sunday, Dec 20
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.
Food Panty Collection
We are continuing to collect items for donation to the Park Terrace Food Pantry. Drop off non-perishable food items to the box in our lobby (when office is open - M-F until Noon or before services).