Welcome to Vassar Temple

  • Join a Reform congregation with a rich history and discover the powerful relevance of Judaism today.
  • Participate in projects that improve our world.
  • Delight in spiritual and intellectual growth.
  • Share your joys and challenges and achieve a sense of peace and belonging.
  • Enjoy opportunities for prayer, learning, social interaction, and Jewish and personal life-cycle support.
  • Enrich your life with meaningful rituals, caring friendships, and joyful celebrations.
  • Join a welcoming congregation where you are accepted as you are at any level of involvement.

Join us on Sunday, May 19th at 7:30 pm 
for an evening of cabaret!
Broadway Bible
with Rabbi Deborah Zecher
“The Cabaret Rabbi”
A program linking familiar Bible stories
with beloved Broadway show tunes!
Rabbi Zecher’s credits include the Cabaret Workshop
at the Berkshire Music School, the
National Cabaret Conference at Yale University,
and the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference.
She performs for synagogues and community
organizations throughout the country as well as in public venues.
~ Recently nominated for the Best Female Debut Award by both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and BroadwayWorld.com ~
Tickets are $36 and include a dessert and glass of wine
On sale now at the Vassar Temple office


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 

Please join us for the 2019 Flexible Feast!

Hosted by Paul and Kathy Colbert
Saturday, June 1st at 6 PM

A Gourmet Dinner at the
Colbert Residence 
in Pleasant Valley

A tax-deductible fundraiser for Vassar Temple


Upcoming Events

  1. Thu 25
  2. Thu 25

    Shelter Meal

    Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Thu 25

    VT Board Meeting

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

    Yizkor Service

    Apr 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  6. Fri 26

    Shabbat Service

    Apr 26 @ 7:30 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.