Bard College Student Handbook

Religious Services and Holiday Calendar, 2017–2018

Weekly Services:

Mary Grace Williams, Chaplain of the College; Dean of Campus Life
mwilliams@bard.edu
Sunday, 3:00 p.m., Christian Service, Chapel of the Holy Innocence, Bard College
Sunday, 10:00 a.m., Worship Service, St. John the Evangelist (Episcopal), Barrytown
 
Rabbi David Nelson, Rabbi
nelson@bard.edu
Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Cook and bake for Shabbat, Resnick A Kitchen
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Kabalat Shabbat Services followed by Shabbat dinner, Resnick A Sacred Space

Dr. Tatjana Myoko von Prittwitz, Buddhist Chaplain (on sabbatical)
Joris Sankai Lemmens, Visiting Buddhist Chaplain

jlemmens@bard.edu
Monday, 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, 5:00 p.m., Buddhist Meditation Group, Resnick A Sacred Space

Matthew Lynch, Advisor to the Muslim community
mlynch@bard.edu   

Christian Holidays:
  • November 1, 2017: All Saints’ Day
  • December 8, 2017: Immaculate Conception
  • December 25, 2017: Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2018: St. Mary, Mother of God
  • January 6, 2018: Epiphany
  • January 7, 2018: Orthodox Christmas
  • February 14, 2018: Ash Wednesday
  • March 25, 2018: Palm Sunday
  • March 29, 2018: Maundy Thursday
  • March 30, 2018: Good Friday
  • April 1, 2018: Easter Sunday
  • April 8, 2018: Paskha (Orthodox Easter)
  • May 10, 2018: Ascension


Muslim Holidays:

  • September 2, 2017: Eid al-Adha
  • September 20, 2017: Muharram (Islamic New Year)
  • November 30, 2017: Mawlid al-Nabi
  • May 16, 2018: Ramadan begins
  • June 10, 2018: Laylat al Qadr
  • June 15, 2018: Eid al-Fitr

Jewish Holidays:
  • September 20, 2017: Eve of Rosh Hashanah
  • September 21-22, 2017: Rosh Hashanah
  • September 29, 2017: Eve of Yom Kippur
  • September 30, 2017: Yom Kippur
  • October 4, 2017: Eve of Sukkot
  • October 5-11, 2017: Sukkot
  • Eve of Simchat Torah: October 12, 2017
  • October 13, 2017: Simchat Torah
  • December 13-20, 2017: Hanukkah
  • January 31, 2018: Tu B’Shvat
  • February 28, 2018: Eve of Purim
  • March 1, 2018: Purim
  • March 30 - April 7, 2018: Passover
  • April 12, 2018: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
  • April 19, 2018: Israel Independence Day
  • May 19, 2018: Eve of Shavuot
  • May 20-21, 2018: Shavuot

The holidays listed above are for informational purposes only. They do not constitute a Bard College holiday.