Refugee Shabbat Evening Service, co-sponsored by Vassar Temple, Temple Beth-El and Congregation Shir Chadash
Friday, March 5 at
7:30 pm

Torah Study with Rabbi Altman
Saturday, March 6 at
9:00 am

New Paths with Rabbi Altman
Saturday, March 6 at
10:15 am

Updated on our COVID-19 Response

December 3, 2020

The Health and Safety Committee continues to monitor COVID-19 conditions in the community and update Temple policies accordingly.  Given the significant spread of the virus, we have updated our organizational plan, and as we continue to monitor the New York State COVID Dashboard, we have established the following tiered policy: 

  • Should our local area be placed in a NYS “yellow” zone, all non-ritual in-person gatherings will be prohibited regardless of size
  • Should our area be placed in an “orange” zone, services will move from the sanctuary to clergy’s homes and continue to occur on Zoom
  • Should our area be placed in a “red” zone, the Temple office will also move to remote function

The safety of our Temple community is paramount.  Please note that any currently planned events are subject to change based on community conditions, and monitor your weekly and other Temple email to stay informed.  Religious School, Torah Study and other classes, and committee meetings will continue on Zoom.

We continue to ask that you arrange any visits to the Temple in advance.  Masks are required, and you need to stop in the lobby for a temperature check and contact form.  If you need SCRIP, please contact the office to place your order so that it can be ready when you arrive with “contactless” delivery.  We also request that, if on site for any reason, you refrain from entering the office if possible, in order to limit exposure in staff space.

If you have questions or concerns or need assistance during these challenging times, please reach out to us.  We may not be physically in the Temple building together, but we remain a community.  We will try to connect and help in any way we can

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  • Delight in spiritual and intellectual growth.
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  • Enrich your life with meaningful rituals, caring friendships, and joyful celebrations.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 07

    Lunch Box

    Mar 07 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
  2. Sun 07


    Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Sun 07

    Community Lecture with Dr. Ariel Burger

    Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Mon 08

    6th Grade RS

    Mar 08 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Wed 10

    Hebrew School

    Mar 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  6. Thu 11

    Passover workshop

    Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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