Who We Are

Shaarei Tikvah is a friendly, vibrant congregation with an active, engaged membership. The only synagogue in Scarsdale affiliated with the Conservative movement, we warmly welcome Jews of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and sexual orientation. We welcome intermarried couples, incorporating both partners into our community life. Our smaller size fosters an intimacy not found in larger shuls. It’s easy to get involved, build relationships with clergy and staff and form friendships across generations.

Shaarei Tikvah offers a dynamic religious school and a roster of activities for teens, families and adults. Participate in religious services (we’re fully egalitarian). Attend a class or Lunch&Learn. Join our Purim spiel cast. Chop vegetables at a Cooking Day for the hungry. Play softball or enjoy “Vodka and Latkes” with friends. No one goes away hungry ¬†from Shaarei Tikvah especially from our weekly Shabbat Kiddush.

We welcome new people, new ideas and new ways of making our services more meaningful. Rabbi Baldachin and Sara Birnbaum, our Educational Director, are happy to meet with prospective members. Call the office for an appointment.  Come visit for services, attend an activity and explore a community where you can feel at home.