Multifaith Rituals and Celebrations | St. Lawrence University Chaplain's Office

Multifaith Rituals and Celebrations

Due to COVID-19, most rituals and celebrations will be online.

Labyrinth (Multifaith)
Canceled for the academic year

Rosh HaShana (Jewish)
September 18-20, 2020

Yom Kippur (Jewish)
September 27-28, 2020

Sukkot (Jewish)
October 2-9, 2020

Blessing of the Animals (Multifaith)

Samhain Celebration (Earth-Based)
October 31 - November 1, 2020

Diwali - Hindu Festival of Lights (Hindu)
November 14, 2020

Candlelight Service (Christian)
December 2, 2020

Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 10-17, 2020

Winter Solstice (Earth-Based)
December 21, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance (Multifaith)
January 18, 2021

Tu B'Shevat (Jewish)
January 28, 2021

Ash Wednesday Service (Christian)
February 17, 2021

Purim (Jewish)
February 26, 2021

Passover Seder (Jewish)
March 27, 2021

Passover (Jewish) 
March 28, 2021

Holi (Hindu)
March 28-29, 2021

Easter (Christian)
April 4, 2021

Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance - Music for Meditation (Jewish)
April 7, 2021

Earth Day (Multifaith)
April 21, 2021

Baccalaureate Service (Multifaith) - View Baccalaureate Cards  
April 25, 2021

Jewish Services

Congregation Beth El is located at 81 Market Street in Potsdam. However due to COVID-19, Shabbat services are being held on-line every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. At this time, occasional Shabbat Torah Services will be held on-line on Saturday mornings. High Holy Day Services will also be held on-line. More information and COVID-19 updates can be found on Congregation Beth El’s website at Or call (315) 265-7025.

St. Lawrence University's Policy on Multifaith Practices

Islam - A World of Love and Peace

A world where people love to smile,
And send good wishes all the while.
A world where people offer peace,
And good words from them never cease.
A world where people do not hoard,
But give to those who can't afford.
A world where people help defend,
And heal the wounds and try to mend.
A world where people share a gift,
And help the pauper's spirit lift.
A world where people feel no pride,
But live together side by side.
A world where people purify,
And always on their Lord rely.
This world, we have it in our palm.
Dear people, It Is Al – Islam
            ~By Nabeela Malik and Tanzeela Mahmood