Simchat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Altman and music with Susan Karnes Hecht HYBRID
Friday, February 23 at 6 pm
  
Torah Study HYBRID
Saturday, February 24 at 9 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service  HYBRID
Saturday, February 24 at 10:15 am

ANNUAL KEDEM PASSOVER WINE & PRODUCTS AVAILABLE 

We are once again sponsoring a Kedem Winery sale for the holiday with a huge variety of Kedem and other kosher labels at a range of price points. Juices, gefilte fish, olive oil and vinegar are also available, with some new items this year. Shop from the convenience of your home! Orders and payment are due by April 1st, and your order will be at the temple by April 11th. If you need assistance, we can arrange delivery. The complete list and order form is available HERE 2024 Kedem order form.

You can also obtain it from the temple office at office@vassartemple.org or 845-454-2570, or our fundraising team at fundraising@vassartemple.org. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can contact Kedem with your inquiry. Thank you for your ongoing support!

UPDATE ON OUR COVID-19 POLICY – August 2023

We recognize that the federal state of emergency has ended, and that we have moved from the pandemic to the endemic phase of the COVID-19 virus.  We continue to strongly encourage vaccination and appropriate boosters as they are made available.  However, in accordance with current CDC and NYS guidance (please refer to links below), we will no longer require proof of vaccination for participation in services and events.

Masking at the Temple remains optional, and we will continue to make standard surgical masks available in our lobby. We will also continue to provide a designated seating area in the sanctuary for those who wish to be near only others who are also masked.

We continue to use high-quality air filters in the building. We still have a large number of rapid tests, for which the current expiration date is October, and will continue to make them available in the lobby as long as our supply lasts.  

As always, out of respect for other attendees, if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or are not feeling well for any reason, please do not attend services or events. For those who prefer an extra level of safety and/or convenience, we will continue to offer remote access to many of our services and events.  Links will be included in emails to members and to others who sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter.

We remain exceedingly grateful for the support of this community as we navigated a challenging and often frightening situation, and proud of all that was accomplished to keep the synagogue functioning and our members and friends connected. We thank you for your continued patience and flexibility.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns: health@vassartemple.org  

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