Summer Services Going Great!!

Summer Service with the Crew

Written by Ron Rosen, Spiritual Committee Chair, Vassar Temple

The 2014 summer services at Vassar Temple have generated tremendous
enthusiasm–and we’re only part way through July! Already we have
experienced the following variations…

* A stirring July 4th service which included a D’var Torah by President
Bob Ritter, linking the jews to the spirit and times of the American
Revolution. After the service, we quickly journeyed to the banks of the
Hudson River at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, where we enjoyed an
outdoor Oneg Shabbat featuring ice cream sundaes, a chance for the kids
to visit the Museum, and then experience the Poughkeepsie July fourth
fireworks with front-row seats!

* A rollicking service led by four of our college-age young adults, done
in the style of the summer-camp experience with a variety of spirited
songs, followed by an incredible Oneg Shabbat hosted by the students and
their families.

* A service led by our New Paths group, emphasizing worship in a relaxed
environment. Their approach to worship “encourages interactive
participation in prayer and learning, discussing and interpreting the
traditional in relation to our contemporary world of experience.”
…And yet another Ice Cream Oneg!

So… join the excitement; experience friendship, spirited services, and
tasty summer Oneg Shabbat gatherings. Upcoming services will be
conducted by the following volunteer leaders:

July 25: Rabbi Shoshana Hantman (former Religious School director)
Aug 1: Dr. Joel Hoffman (religious school director), Sandra Mamis and
Bob Ritter
Aug 15: Rabbi Shoshana Hantman
Aug 22: Ben Krevolin

Services begin at 7:30 PM at the Temple. See you there!

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