שער Shaar Hashamaim(Gate of Heaven) Synagogue, Thane
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When you enter www.shaarhashamaim.com in the address bar of any internet browser, you will arrive at the home page with title Shaar Hashamaim (Gate of Heaven) Synagogue, Thane. The three icons by the right side of the title are, a picture of a Shopping Cart & two buttons titled New User? & Log In. If you wish to see the containts of your shopping cart from any webpage on this website, click this icon. The two other icons of which first one is to make one time registeration on this web application & the last one is to log in if, you already have a User Id & Passowrd.

You will notice a menu bar just below the title ‘Shaar Hashamaim’ which has options such as ‘About Us’, ‘Donate’, ‘Services’, ‘Rooms’, ‘Library’, ‘Gallery’, ‘This week’, ‘Calendar’, ‘Miscellaneous’, ‘My Account’, ‘Administration’ & ‘Contact us’. You will be allowed to use these pages without logging in with a valid User Id & password, you will be able to see submenus only for the services you are allowed. The other services will be available to you after you have successfully logged in.

The Leftmost icon on this menu bar is a picture of a home. Clicking this icon from anywhere on this web application will take you to the home page. This menu will repeat on every page of this application. Just below the menu bar, you will notice a slideshow in the center of the page where we will post photos of latest events. Two square blocks on each side can be used for placing advertisement/announcements/achievements of Shaar Hashamaim or members of our community.

Public Pages

Following is the list of Web pages which are accessible to all users irrespecive of whether or not the user has loged-in with valid User-id & Password. These pages contain general information about Shaar Hashamaim. Examples of these are as follows,

  • About Us

    If you have ever browsed the existing website of Shaar Hashamaim, you would have noticed that, there are number of pages with an information about Shaar Hashamaim such as History, Developments, Community at Thane, future projects etc. We have retained these pages as they are. The photos on these pages(and on other pages) are for the sake of suggestion & will be replaced once we have suitable photos from the management. The submenu under AboutUs are as under.

    • History of Jews in India(Brief description of History of Jews in India)
    • Jew's Association with City of Thane(Jews association with Thane city)
    • Synagogue THEN & NOW(Information about Synanogue improvements)
    • Developments & Renovations(Development of our infrastructure)
    • Festivals & Celebrations(information about our festivals)
    • Landmarks Achieved(Brief description of our achievements)
    • The Team(information about the board of trustees)
    • Web Project(Information about this web project)
    • Terms & Conditions(Terms & conditions for using our website)
    • Instructions(Instructions to get the most, out of this website)

Following is the list of new web pages that are available to everyone.

  • Gallery
    • Show Photos(Photos of Shaar Hashamaim events)
    • Show Videos(Videos of Shaar Hashamaim events)
  • Calendar
    • Show Calendar(Shows Hebrew Calendar with Hebrew Dates & English Dates, Candle lighting times, Parasha & Haftara)
    • Date Calculator(Convert Hebrew Date to English Date & vice versa, Calculate Anniversay Dates)
  • This Week
    • Parasha This Week(Commentary on Parasha for this week along with other Parashas)
    • Haftara This Week(Commentary on Haftara for this week along with other Haftaras)
  • My Account
    • Register New User
  • Contact Us
    • Contact Us

User Specific Web Pages

You must log-in with valid UserId & password to access these pages. Therefore, please register yourself after clicking either 'New User?' icon on the upper right of the home page or click 'Register New User' icon under 'My Account Menu' or click 'New User Registration' link on the Log-in page. Fill in the information on the form, let the system generate user-id, enter password & confirmation password, enter password recovery question & answer & hit 'Create UserId' icon.

You may now log-on using your log-in credentials & start using these web pages. Remember, we are in the test mode until we release this application to the community. However, you may go ahead & book services with Shaar Hashamaim using newly created User-Id & password upto & including making online payments via PayUMoney Payment Gateway. Use caution, not to use your personal Credit/Debit cards in the test mode. Feel free to call Abimelekh Bhastekar(9930880868) to get a dummy Credit Card number, Expiry date, CVV number & OTP to proceed. This will not debit/credit actual money but, process the card like any other transaction & display the transaction being complete & will generate receipt on success. Description of these web pages is as follows,

  • Donation
    • Donate Now
  • Services
    • Mish Berakha
    • Hashkaba
    • Light Candle
  • Rooms
    • Guest Rooms(Book Synagogue Guest Rooms)
    • Meeting Rooms(Book Synagogue Meeting Rooms)
  • Library
    • Search Books
    • Put a Hold(For a stipulated period of time)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Dinner Under Sukkah(Register Names & Enter Food Choice)
    • Annual Chanukah Celebration(Register Names & Enter Food Choice)
    • Purim Function(Register Names & Enter Food Choice)
    • Order Matzo Boxes(Enter Number of boxes)
    • Pesah Seder(Register Names & Enter Food Choice)
    • Reserve Seats In a Bus(Register Name & Enter Age)
    • Book Tickets for Khai Fest(Names)
    • Reserve Seats for Eves Associtions Annual Function(Register Names & Enter Food Choice)
  • My Account
    • Change Password
    • Edit Profile(Update personal profile details)
    • My Balance(Check balance due and make payment)
    • Hashkaba List(Maintain list of Hashkaba names for Ereb Kippur and TishaBe-Av)
    • View History(View past payments made)
    • Anniversaries(Maintain list of Anniversaries to receive reminders)

Shopping Cart

Every time you opt to make a donation, request a service or reserve Synagogue room after clicking Save button from individual pages you will land on the web page titled Cart. This is your wishlist. Your services are not confirmed until you choose to make a payment from this page. You have an option to go back and request more services from here. Your wishlist will remain intact until either you click Make Payment or remove a request by clicking Remove button pertaining to a service from your wishlist.

Administrative Web Pages

Following are the web pages that are meant to carry out administrative functions. User-Ids having administrative privileges only will have access to these functions. Call Abimelekh Bhastekar(9930880868) who will give you an User-Id and password to test Administrative functions.

  • Administration
    • OTC Bookings(Across the counter payments & receipt for those who walk in)
    • View Guest Rooms(Check availability of Guest Rooms)
    • View Meeting Rooms(Check availability of Meeting Rooms)
    • Print Daily Services report(For Hazzan to perform ceremonies)
    • Print Duplicate Receipt(If someone walks in with a request)
    • Print Miscellanous Reservations Report(Number of persons attending & food choice)
    • Charge Biding and donation amounts to member dues((After every service)
    • View Bid Amounts for a person or for a date(View & modify amounts)
    • Manage Rates(Maintain rates and charges for synagogue facilities and services)
    • Generate Calendar(By Hebrew Year)
    • Send Anniversary Reminders(Daily)
    • Charge Annual Fee to the members(Once a year)

We need to test this application thoroughly before we go live. Therefore, go ahead and play with it as much as you can. Feel free to call Abimelekh(9930880868) with questions, comments or suggestions.

Thank you!



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Subject matter expert advice and Calendar Credits : Moses Abraham Phansapurkar & Raymond Jacob Ramrajkar. Application testing & validation : David Isaac Ghosalkar
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