The Vassar Temple Brotherhood, as an arm of the Temple, provides a venue for Temple men to socialize, network, and have fun while volunteering available time and effort to help the Temple in whatever way we can. We achieve this goal through a variety of activities throughout the year including:

  • Annual erection of the Temple Sukkah
  • Brotherhood Shabbat
  • Community Lunch Box
  • Brotherhood game night
  • Bike rides on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail
  • Small repairs around the Temple building
  • Marist College Basketball games with the kids
  • Baseball games at Dutchess Stadium
  • Walks on the Walkway Over the Hudson
  • Occasional hikes on the Appalachian Trail
  • Sponsoring the Oneg after the annual Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Religious School Opening Day Hot Dog Lunch
  • Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle program (to memorialize the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust)
  • … and other events benefiting the Vassar Temple community


If you would like more information, have ideas for programming, or would like to be added to the Brotherhood email distribution list, please contact Glenn Tanzman (president) at
Specific plans are also announced via the Temple emails.

All Temple members are welcome at our meetings and events.





Members of the Vassar Temple Men’s Club who participated in the annual Men’s Club Shabbat service on November 18 pose on the Bimah following the service.  Rabbi Paul Golomb, Senior Scholar, honored the group by continuing a recent tradition of reading for the Torah during the service.