29Beheading of St. John the Baptist
1Ecclesiastical year begins
1Hijra - New Year
3Paryushana Parva
8Nativity of Virgin Mary
14Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross)
Vassar Temple hosts a trip to see the Special Exhibit: "Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away" at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC
Sunday 15, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Schedule will allow for lunch, tour, and time in the Museum to see the additional exhibit “Ordinary Treasures” featuring items donated by survivors and families.

All are welcome! Those under 18 are required to be accompanied by an adult.

50% deposit with reservation, balance due by July 31. There is space for 50 attendees; deposits are non-refundable unless there is a waiting list.

To reserve please contact Susan Karnes Hecht, Vassar Temple Vice President at:

29Michael and All Angels
30-1Rosh Hashanah
4St Francis Day
4Blessing of the Animals
9Yom Kippur
14Thanksgiving - Canada
DCIC Interfaith Week Theme: "Respect and Compassion for ‘the Other’”
Monday 14
Various times per congregation schedules.

We invite our faith community to observe Interfaith Week from October 14-20, 2019 by sharing the theme through sermons, study groups, bulletins and other forms of communication with their congregations.

18St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist
20Birth of the B√°b
20Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth
DCIC CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday 20
More details to follow.
21Shemini Atzeret
22Simchat Torah
27Christ the King
28Milvian Bridge Day
28Jain New Year
29Reformation Day
31All Hallows Eve
31Reformation Day
1All Saints Day
2All Souls Day
DCIC Interfaith Music Festival
Sunday 3, 3:00 p.m.
St. Paulís Episcopal Church (161 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie)
More details to follow.
DCIC 2nd Annual Gala Award Dinner Honoring The Reverend Gail Burger with the DCIC Rabbi Erwin Zimet Humanitarian Award
Thursday 7, 5:45 p.m.
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center (40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie)

Gala tickets are $75.00 each. For more information about sponsorship levels and the benefits of each sponsorship level, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, and to reserve your tickets, please contact us at:

10Mawlid an Nabi
12Birth of Baha'u'llah
12Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib
15Nativity Fast begins - ends Dec. 24
24Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur
DCIC Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday 24
More details to follow.
26Christ the King
26Day of the Covenant
28Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha
30St. Andrew's Day

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The DCIC 2nd Annual Gala Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 5:45 p.m. at The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center. The Reverend Gail Burger will be the recipient of the Rabbi Erwin Zimet Humanitarian Award. Keynote Speaker will be retired NYS Supreme Court Judge Albert Rosenblatt.

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Gala - Information Packet 2019

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