Hudson Valley Jewish Communities
Sometimes we will not be offering Shabbat services or holiday programming on campus. This is especially true during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks. If you are on campus during these times, we invite you to check out any of the following local communities. If you need help with transportation let Rabbi Bryan know.
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Schomre Israel (Orthodox)
Schomre Israel caters to the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of Jews of all ages. Schomre Israel fulfills the three major functions necessary for a Jewish congregation; it is a house of worship, of study, and for assembly. Daily, Shabbat and YomTov services are conducted in our beautiful sanctuary. Study sessions and lectures are provided by the Rabbi, the Rebbitzin, as well as distinguished guest speakers and scholar-in-residence programs. Social activities include Kiddushim and both holiday and special event dinners prepared by the Sisterhood.
Temple Beth-El (Conservative)
Temple Beth-El serves the Body and Soul of the Hudson Valley. We are a vibrant and egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation serving the Jewish and Intermarried families of Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Valley for more than 90 years. Whether you are seeking religious services, educational opportunities, cultural, social, or recreational activities, you will find them at Temple Beth-El. We are a spiritual home for a diverse, inclusive congregation that cares deeply about imparting the love of Judaism to this and future generations.
Vassar Temple (Reform)
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.
Beacon Hebrew Alliance (Conservative)
Beacon Hebrew Alliance is a community that asks big questions about life – questions about love and justice and joy and sorrow and friendship. BHA has always been a warm, welcoming place where the Jewish community has connected with each other, the broader community, and with the Divine.
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz (Reconstructionist)
New Paltz, NY
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Since our founding in 1964 and subsequent affiliation with the Reconstructionist Movement in 1984, Kehillat Ahavat Achim, the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz, has been a vibrant, egalitarian, and intergenerational community, open to all Jews (by birth and by affiliation): singles, families, LGBTQ, interracial, interfaith couples and families. We are a place of prayer where individuals with varied spiritual goals and leanings find a comfortable home, and we are committed to creative education and meaningful Jewish study for our children and adult members. JCNP is in a vibrant community that leverages its proximity to a vast array of amenities to bolster the intellectual and spiritual life of the congregation.
Kol Hai Jewish Renewal (Renewal)
New Paltz, NY
Kol Hai Supports the Journey of the Soul. We are Hudson Valley’s embodied, transformative, earth-based Jewish Renewal community. We gather for Kabbalat Shabbat to sing, dance, and uplift each other. We find strength in our roots and fulfillment in the present through our connection to each other and the sacred. Kol Hai is committed to welcoming and indeed celebrating “All Life”—all ages, genders, races, religious backgrounds, and lifestyles. We uplift the feminine and other marginalized voices as we search together for relevance and meaning in the beauty and antiquity of the Jewish tradition.
Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley (CEHV) (Reform)
Congregation Emanuel strives to be the voice of Reform Judaism in the Hudson Valley. We embrace the social and ethical ideals that once and still animate Reform Judaism. Spirituality lives in CEHV’s heritage and thrives in our celebrations.