Another School Year Begins at Vassar Temple

Blowing the Shofar

Blowing the Shofar at Sunday morning Religious-School services.

Following on the heels of Wednesday night, which saw enrollment triple over last year as we began a newly designed program, grades K-6 started their religious-school year this morning, too. And the Temple was hopping.

The familiar mixed with the new as four new teachers (two of them our own high-schoolers) and three new teacher aides joined our veteran teachers in welcoming both returning and new students. The day was marked by reunions with Temple friends, class time, snack, and finally a worship experience that included preparations for Rosh Hashanah and blowing the shofar.

Next week we’re on break so people can prepare for Rosh Hashanah. Then everyone returns on Sept. 23, the first Sunday of 5773.

Welcome back!


Kindergarten students learning about Rosh Hashanah

Second Grade

Second grader studying Hebrew.


A teacher aide preparing snack for the younger students.

Sixth Grade

Sixth graders discuss Jewish values with their new teacher.

Preparing for Rosh Hashanah

Students help the rabbi prepare the Bimah for Rosh Hashanah.

Ice Cream

Wednesday-night students take an ice-cream break.

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