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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.


Saturday, May 14 at 5 PM

Donation:  $45.00* per adult., $10 for children <12
Families with children are welcome!!
Foosball and other games. Music and merriment!

AT Crooked Rooster, 399 Manchester Rd (Rte. 55) Poughkeepsie, 12603
Limited capacity – please RSVP to office@vassartemple.org or call 454-2570


Slow Roasted Top Round, Brined Turkey Breast, House cured Pastrami and Corned Beef

Vegetable Crudité w. Edamame & Roasted Corn Salad, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Roasted Garlic Hummus & Tri Color Tortilla Chips
Pickle Bar w. Onions, Gherkins, Sour, Half Sour, Hardboiled Eggs, Kosher, Kosher Dill, Vegetables
Mixed Field Green w. European Cucumber, Tomatoes, Frizzled Onions, Roasted Garlic RW Vinaigrette

Oven Roasted Chicken Salad;  Three Potato Salad with Sweet Potato Lemon Dressing
Super Food Slaw with Apple Cider Aioli;  Potato Knish and Soft Pretzels
Broccoli Crunch Salad w. red onion, peanuts, dried cranberries and chipotle dressing

Relish tray w. Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Spicy Brown Mustard, Mayonnaise, Aioli, Horseradish Mustard, Sweet and Spicy Mustard

Bread Board Marble Rye, Wheat Berry, Brioche Rolls, Hoagie Rolls, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Assorted Cookies and Brownies

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OMER COURSE…Dueling Rabbis: A Six-Week Course on the Ethics of our Ancestors
6 Tuesdays 4/26 – 5/31 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman Road Branch Library
See "What's Happening" page for additional details
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Think of people in need.
Help out through upcoming events and in general.


Check out Rabbi Berkowitz's first audio interview, a podcast with Sean Ackerman from You Leading You, which interviews area organizational leaders.  Click on the box above to listen to Rabbi's conversation with Sean in You Leading You Episode 130: Leadership and Faith in Life with Rabbi Leah Berkowitz.

Click here to read Rabbi Berkowitz's blog messages




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What's Happening at Vassar Temple

Tiny Temple

tiny temple teddy  The Tiny Temple program allows young children to become familiar with the Temple, the Rabbi, and the Jewish holidays, while giving their parents the opportunity to meet and socialize with other young Jewish families.  Click here for more information

Adult Education

Lifelong Learning logo  Adult Education offerings at Vassar Temple

Vassar Temple Bulletin

vtlogoweb  Read the Vassar Temple Bulletin online: May 2016

Click here for prior issues of the Vassar Temple Bulletin

SCRIP Program

Judaica Shoppe

 Vassar Temple Sisterhood maintains a year-round Judaica Shop with items for sale on display in the East Chapel and in a glass case in the hallway in front of the office. The Shop is open every weekday except Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For an appointment outside of these hours, contact Perla at 
        914-456-7309 or brandaliz5@optonline.net.

Among the items we stock are jewelry, gifts, books, ritual items, art and cosmetics from Israel. We even have Jewish Silly Bandz in unique solid color, glitter pack, tie-dye pack and glow-in-the-dark varieties. Perla will also be glad to help you with special orders.

Come and see us for all your Judaica needs; we look forward to your visit!


Upcoming Events


05.06.2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


05.06.2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


05.07.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am


05.08.2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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