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Happy Hour Resumes on August 9th! 
Stay tuned for details


Sunday, July 28
 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

For children infant to age 8 & their parents,
grandparents, & families!

Yoga and Snack
with Liz Torres (Mindlful Yoga) & Emma Arnoff (The Sensory Space)

Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie
No charge ~ To RSVP & for questionsTinyTemple@VassarTemple.org

The bus is filling up!  Reserve NOW for a congregational trip to
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in
to see the special exhibit
Auschwitz:  Not long ago.  Not far away.
Sunday, September 15th

Vassar Temple is united with our interfaith community in condemning all forms of hatred and bigotry. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends locally and globally following the horrific attacks in New Zealand.  We mourn the victims and pray for the injured, families, and Christchurch community.

Bridge Music 10th Anniversary at Vassar Temple!

For ten years, Bridge Music has been and remains a touchstone of internationally recognized public sound-art. Composed by our house musician Joseph Bertolozzi, this decade of Bridge Music will be celebrated on
August 3, 2019 with several events,
one of which is here at Vassar Temple at 5:30 pm

Bridge Music in Film & Print will offer screenings, commentary and Q&A examining films and books about Bridge Music with Joseph Bertolozzi, the film makers themselves and music professionals providing context to Bridge Music’s place in music history. Screen & projection provided courtesy of Story Screen.

All events are free and open to the public. Other happenings that day are:

2:00 pm – Re-Dedication and Tour of the Bridge Music Installation
with Composer Joseph Bertolozzi
at Johnson-Iorio Park
281 Haviland Road,  Highland, NY 12528

A festive ribbon cutting is followed by a tour led by Bertolozzi out to the Listening Station on the west tower of the Bridge itself where the public can play along to the music with supplied drumsticks.
There will be free giveaways such as BM10 tote bags, magnets, various other swag.

9pm – The Bridge Music Light Show on the Mid-Hudson Bridge
Tune in to Q92.1 FM from anywhere you can see the Mid-Hudson Bridge and watch the lights on the bridge change color and pulse to the rhythms of a complete broadcast of Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music.
Join the live broadcast from the Walkway Over the Hudson. 

Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 23

    Cxl’d – SEP

    Jul 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Thu 25


    Jul 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Thu 25

    Shelter Meal

    Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Thu 25

    VT Board Meeting

    Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Fri 26

    Shabbat Service

    Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Sat 27

    Torah Study

    Jul 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Recent Purim Tot Shabbat!
Generational Shabbat 2019 – a Vassar Temple Sisterhood Tradition
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Members of the Vassar Temple Men’s Club who participated in the annual Men’s Club Shabbat service on November 18, 2016 pose on the Bimah following the service.
Rabbi Paul Golomb, Senior Scholar, honored the group by continuing a recent tradition of reading from the Torah during the service.