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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar.pdf UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between an observance and scheduled meetings and events.  State and federal law require that we make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of employees. The law also allows that such accommodations honor the primacy of our commitment to patient care and business needs, and not unduly burden other employees or disproportionately affect the religious observer.  This Interfaith Observer Planning Calendar lists major religious holidays, but does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. It is intended to encourage consideration of these days of observance when scheduling meetings and events.

Please see the PDF of interfaith observances for inclusive planning purposes.

For further information on other religious holidays observed by our employees and patients, please consult the Interfaith Calendar website.  

Holiday Celebration Guidelines

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Diversity Calendar

Events Dec 15 to Jan 11 2020
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Yalda Celebration

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Come join us in our celebration of Yalda at UMass. The Interfaith Employee Resource Group is sponsoring this event to bring attention to the various faiths and observances of the cultures represented by our caregivers here at UMass Memorial Healthcare and UMass Medical School campuses. Yalda is one of the most ancient Persian festivals and celebrated on the longest and darkest night of the year. It’s a time to welcome the arrival of winter, the celebration renewal of the sun and the victory of l ...
  • Friday, December 20, 2019

    2019 Pie Day

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    This is the season to give thanks and what better way to give thanks than by having pie!  The leadership of UMMS and UMMHC Invite you to gather in a “Thank You” celebration to show appreciation for all your hard work and dedicated effort put forth this past year.  
    We look forward to seeing you at one of the locations!
    
    
    Thursday, November 14th 
    1st Shift - Medical School Lobby 
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    
    Outside Clinical Pharmacy
    2nd Shift -  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    3rd Shift - 11:30 PM – 1:00 AM
     ...
  • Monday, December 23, 2019

    Hanukkah Education and Lighting of the Menorah

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Students, Faculty and Staff will join together of light over darkness, the festival of Chanukah. Learn all about this ancient Jewish Festival with Rabbi Fogelman from its origins and how it’s celebrated, to what it message is today. 
    Traditional and delicious Latkes & Sufganiyot will be served
  • Thursday, January 09, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
  • Thursday, April 09, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020

    2019-2020 Women's Faculty Committee

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...
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