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Make Merry on Purim March 20 !

Celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim on
Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm
with a lively megillah reading, interspersed with hilarious parodies based on songs of the 60’s (to which everyone will be able to sing along).  
Adults, children, everyone–come in your favorite costume or in one evoking the era!
Join in the Great Costume Parade!
And don’t forget to bring unopened boxes of pasta to shake as noisemakers to drown out the name of Haman during the megillah reading.
After Purim, the boxes of pasta will be delivered to a local food pantry by the Social Action Committee.  
Prior to the megillah reading, at 5:30pm, Men’s Club will be serving a pasta dinner in the social hall.
Cost for the meal is $5 per adult, children under 16 free.
*Please RSVP for the dinner to mensclub@vassartemple.org by March  15.


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.

The Golden Gelt Raffle
with all cash prizes!!

Only 200 tickets will be sold, thus dramatically
increasing the odds of winning a prize *

First prize: $5000.00 cash
Second prize: $1000.00 cash
Third prize: $500.00 cash
Fourth prizes (4): $250.00 cash each

The cost of each ticket will be $100.00
**The drawing date for the Golden Gelt Raffle has been changed to April 28. 

This raffle is open to the community, so please encourage your friends, relatives near and far, business partners and acquaintances outside the temple to participate.
Tickets will be available in the office, Monday-Friday, as well as through various sellers.*More sellers are needed* 
The drawing will be held on April 28, 1:00 pm in Vassar Temple’s Social Hall.

 ** More assistance is needed in selling tickets to the community to make this a successful fundraiser for our Temple. To help promote the raffle, please call the office or call
Gail D’Alessio@845 723 4657 or  

*Prizes above based on the sale of all 200 tickets,
to be adjusted as follows:
First prize:  25% of sales
Second prize:  5% of sales
Third prize:  2.5% of sales
Fourth prizes:  1.25% of sales 

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 23

    Torah Study

    Mar 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Sat 23

    Tot Shabbat

    Mar 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Sun 24

    Religious School

    Mar 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Tue 26


    Mar 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Wed 27

    Hebrew School

    Mar 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Wed 27

    GESHER at Temple Beth El

    Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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.