Chaplaincy Programs

Christian Services

You are invited to be part of our service of prayer and Holy Communion as we gather for intellectual discussions about theology, the Bible, and Current Events.  Snacks and fellowship occur after the service.  We welcome All --Christians, Non-Christian, Spiritual but not Religious, Agnostics, Believers, Doubters, Seekers, Those who have questions about faith and religion, Those struggling to understand where God is in our challenging world, Anyone wanting to use their faith to change and act in the world!

Cooking and Baking for Shabbat

Every Thursday evening, students meet with David Nelson (Bard's rabbi) to bake challah and prepare Shabbat dinner for our Friday evening community gathering. Although these evenings serve a practical purpose (preparing food for Shabbat) they are also a wonderful opportunity for students to chat, relax, and engage with one another with the openness and closeness that seem so natural in kitchens. All are welcome, and no culinary know-how is necessary!


Every Friday evening, we gather for a brief Shabbat worship service and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner. All Bardians are welcome to join us for any part of the evening.

Meditation Group

Don't believe everything you think! Twice a week we meet in our tranquil meditation space for meditation (Mondays and Thursdays 5-6:30 pm). We sit for two rounds of meditation (30 minutes), with walking meditation in between. Newcomers receive an introduction to meditation, meditation following.
Afterwards we have a meal on Mondays and tea and cookies  On Thursdays. Everybody is welcome!

Contacting the Chaplaincy

For more information contact:
Bard College Chaplaincy
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 203-858-8800