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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 10 to Jan 6 2020
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019

    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, 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 considered the longest and darkest night of the year. It’s a time to celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over dar ...
  • 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
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