Spring is often an active time in religious communities as the world around us hints at new life and the promise of flourishing growth. Student clubs and the ORSL are busy preparing for all sorts of celebrations of spring holidays, interfaith events, and community projects. See below for a sampling and feel free to contact us for more information.
Community Weaving: Acknowleding the Struggles and Claiming our Strenghts: You may see baskets of ribbons around campus in the coming days. Take a moment to write your thoughts on them and they will be incorporated into a community weaving project that names the hard stuff of life and the world while also celebrating what motivates us and gives us hope. Want a set of ribbons to bring to your club, class, team, or floor? let us know!
The Foundation of Living Yoga: The Yamas and Niyamas - Saturday, March 24, 2-4pm, Intercultural Center, Case 208
- Friday, March 30th: First night seder with Skidmore Hillel upstairs in the Murray Aikins Dining Hall at 6pm (starting earlier than weekly dinners) . RSVP to Hillel.
- Saturday, March 31st: Second night seder opportunities with local hosts and congregations including Shaara Tfille and Saratoga Chabad.
- Chametz-free food options available in the Dining Hall and at many special events. Additional support for accessing suitable food available through the ORSL.
- Contact Martina Zobel with any questions or to sign up for locally hosted seders.
Holy Week and Easter:
Good Friday: Friady, March 30th, Wilson Chapel available for quiety reflection 8 am - 5pm.
Easter Gala: Saturday March 31 with Christian Fellowship at 6pm upstairs in Murray Aikins Dining Hall. RSVP to Christian Fellowship.
Sunrise Service: Sunday April 1st at Congress Park. Carpools leave Case Center promptly at 6:10 am, breakfast to follow. RSVP to Parker Diggory.
Local services throughout the week and for Eastern Orthodox Easter (April 8th): Contact the ORSL for information and transportation
Rumi Circle: The Bloom of the Rose - Monday, April 2nd, 6-7:30 pm, Intercultural Center, Case 208. Program led by Nashid Fareed-Ma'at featuring a dramatic presentation of poetry, stories, and sayings that explore the rose as a spiritual metaphor in the works of Rumi and Shams al-Tabriz.
Holi Celebration - Saturday April 7th, 12 pm, Case Green (after the traditional date to enable full outdoor celebration). Hayat hosts a festive gathering rooted in South Asian religious and cultural traditions.
...and more to come!!
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to develop their religious and spiritual lives, which are an important part of the educational experience.
We encourage enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.
- religious services
- holiday observances
- contemplative practices
- speakers and lectures
- educational programs
- discussion groups
- community service opportunities
- social justice projects
- club advising
- individual spiritual counsel
Contacting a Chaplain or Spiritual Advisor
Spring 2018 Drop-in Hours
Connect with the ORSL...
To contact the ORSL email Parker Diggory at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by Case 201-203 (near the Intercultural Center/ICC and the Office of Student Diversity Programing/OSDP) or see our staff page for more details.
The chapel is a beautiful space for worship and wonder, retreat and reflection. When not scheduled for campus events it is available to the Skidmore community for personal reflection and prayer. Events at the chapel include yoga, meditation, religious prayers and services, and events that explore many forms of spiritual and contemplative practice.
When not otherwise reserved the chapel is normally open from around 6:30 am to around 10:30 pm during the school year.
12:15-12:35 pm, Case 203
Restorative Yoga w/ Mindful Movement Club
Wilson Chapel *
Mindfulness & Meditation
12:15—12:35 pm, ICC
Parker Diggory, 1-3 pm, Case 203
Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 1:30-3pm, Case 201
Tea & Talmud
2-2:30 pm, Case 202
3:30-4:30, Matina Zobel, Case 202
Mindfulness & Meditation
12:15—12:35 pm, Wilson Chapel
Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 3-4:30 pm, Case 201
Restorative Yoga & SoundHealing
5—6 pm, Wilson Chapel
drop-in 12-3:30 pm,
6:30 pm, 2nd floor of the Dining Hall unless otherwise announced, RSVP,
Skidmore Christian Fellowship - Ignite!
7pm, ICC, large group gathering
Havdalah Services on select dates in the semester - contact email@example.com
Wilson Chapel, every other Sunday beginning January 28
Schedule subject to change. See SkidSync or contact kdiggory@skidmore for information or to find out about additional opportunities and local services.