At Central Synagogue


Yom HaAtzmaut Community Celebration

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm | 1 East 65th Street

RSVP Required
Join us in bringing together the Upper East Side community to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with a reading of Israel’s Declaration of Independence. This year’s celebration will bring extra special excitement as we’ll honor the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.


Yom Hazikaron/HaAtzmaut Shabbat

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Main Sanctuary & Pavilion

Join us as we commemorate Yom Hazikaron – Israeli Memorial Day – and celebrate of Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day. We’ll hear from special guest speaker Anat Hoffman, Director and founding member of Women of the Wall and Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), and enjoy a festive oneg in our Pavilion complete with Israeli food, music, and dancing.

Always open to the public. You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.

Shabbat Worship with Musical Guest The Pursuit of Harmony

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Main Sanctuary

World-renowned songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs and award-winning peace-activist Alaa Alshaham are The Pursuit of Harmony, a musical duo dedicated to fostering meaningful connection between American Jews and Palestinian Muslims. Join us for what is sure to be a uniquely powerful Shabbat experience as they share their story, and, accompanied by our youth choir, share their music as well.

Always open to the public. You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War

Thursday, May 18 & Monday, May 22, 2017 | Temple Emanu-El/JCC Manhattan

Evening Lecture

How the Six-Day War Changed the Jewish People
Thursday, May 18, 7:30-9:00pm • Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

$18 per person
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. The Jewish Week, the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Streicker Center are proud to host a wide-ranging discussion of the lead-up, combat and aftermath that changed the face of the region and the Jewish people with two incisive commentators: renowned journalist and Shalom Hartman fellow Yossi Klein Halevi and Knesset Member and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren.

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Pre-Reception at 6:15pm: Join Rabbi Salth for wine, cheese, and socializing before the event. Spots are limited. RSVP »

All-Day Seminar

Six Days That Shaped 50 Years: An iEngage Conference on the Legacy of the Past and Future of Modern Israel
Monday, May 22, 12:30pm-9:00pm • JCC Manhattan

$25 per person
Join JCC Manhattan and the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America for a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.

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Congregational Israel Trip

December 21-30, 2017
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