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.


Important update regarding Temple office hours!

Office hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm
unless otherwise announced in our weekly email.

The temple door is often locked for security purposes.
Please ring the bell and wait a moment to be admitted.
If you do not receive a response,
because staff are temporarily away from the front office,
please wait a minute and ring again.
Thank you.

 Please contact us for assistance at other times:

Rabbi Altman will be available starting July 16.
Until that time, you may leave an email for Rabbi Altman at rabbi@vassartemple.org.
In an emergency, please contact the Temple office at 845-454-2570 or office@vassartemple.org 

In case of any other emergency please contact
Alan Kaflowitz, President at 845-392-8660
or Susan Karnes Hecht, Vice President at 845-518-2687

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 21

    Shabbat Service

    Sep 21 @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  2. Sat 22

    Torah Study

    Sep 22 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
  3. Sun 23

    Erev Sukkot

    Sep 23 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  4. Sun 23

    Religious School

    Sep 23 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
  5. Sun 23

    RS Committee Meeting

    Sep 23 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
  6. Sun 23

    Tiny Tots

    Sep 23 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

Our doors are open to everyone for High Holiday services regardless of membership or financial status. 
Guest admission is available for a recommended donation by using the form available here.
For security reasons, it is required that guests have name tags (which are used in lieu of tickets).  
Please fill out the guest form and return it by August 15th. Guest name tags may also be arranged by visiting the Temple office. 
Your donations support the life of our synagogue and are greatly appreciated!

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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.