Chai Connections (65+)

At Central Synagogue

In 2011 the oldest baby boomers turned 65. Blessed with longevity, and vitality, people over the age of 65 are interested in building community, and creating lives of meaning and purpose. Central Synagogue is dedicated to being the locus of community and meaningful engagement for congregants in this chapter of life.

Chai Connections is an affinity group for congregants age sixty-five and beyond, dedicated to building strong bonds of community. Chai Connection programs include, pre-Shabbat onegs, cultural events, holiday celebrations and lectures. All programs interweave social and educational dimensions. Sign up for our upcoming events below and if you would like to learn more, about our programs and initiatives, please contact us by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Chai Connections: Spring Lecture

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:30pm | Pavilion

For Central Members 65+
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman will be speaking about the moral impacts of neuroscience. Rabbi Mitelman is a presenter, teacher, scholar-in-residence, and the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds. He will be sharing his insights on how we can think and talk about the intersection of science and religion and how it informs our lives.


Chai Connections: Pre-Oneg/Closing Event

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:30pm | Pavilion

For Central Members 65+
We hope you will join us for our final Pre-Oneg for the year with our guest, Cantor Mutlu. Our program will end promptly at 5:45 pm to allow you time to go upstairs for Shabbat Services.


Our People

Rabbi Lev-Cohen

Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen

Rabbi for Community Engagement

Rabbi Lev-Cohen

Deena Plotka

Lifecycle Event and Pastoral Care Coordinator

Rabbi Lev-Cohen

Jackie Pykon

Dorot Social Worker at Central Synagogue

Support Groups

Central Synagogue provides pastoral counseling in small, confidential group settings. We currently offer a monthly Caregiver's Group and a Spousal Bereavement Group. For more information, please contact Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen.

Pastoral Care for Members

Please keep us informed on what is happening in your life so we can support you and celebrate with you. Visit our Pastoral Care page for more information.