Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

My Gym Party

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm | 250 East 60th Street

Families with Children Ages 3-8 • $10 per child
Families with children 3 to 8, please join us for nonstop action-packed activities, games, songs, and more! Children will enjoy pizza and juice, while parents will savor delectable snacks and adult beverages. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and parents must wear socks on the gym floor. Parents must also sign waivers for child(ren)’s participation upon arrival at My Gym.

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2017 Annual Central Synagogue Nursery School Benefit

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00pm | Pavilion

Help us Raise the Roof at Central Synagogue Nursery School’s Annual Benefit with our first ever Casino Night!

This year, in addition to raising necessary funds to support our annual scholarships, supplemental materials for classrooms, professional development for teachers, and much more, our goal is to build an all-new roof top experience for our students! We’ll be rethinking, re-imagining, redesigning, and renovating the roof top space to give our children a place to move, learn, grow, and develop a strong connection between their minds and bodies.

Like our wonderful Nursery School students said in the video above – they may be little, but they make our community stronger! With your help, that strength will endure. Let’s Raise the Roof in 2017!

Here’s how you can show your support…

Register to attend Casino Night »
Bid in the Online Auction »
Make a Donation »

Celebrate Purim

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:00am | Sanctuary/Pavilion/Lese Lobby

10:00-11:00am: Megillah Reading & Spiel • Sanctuary
All are welcome (Costumes encouraged!)
A festive retelling of the Purim story by our Clergy and LCLJ students, reading from the Scroll of Esther, and costume parade. All are welcome (Costumes encouraged!).

11:00am-1:00pm: Carnival • Pavilion
Families with children up to 2nd Grade
Carnival games, food, and mitzvah opportunities for your family. Want to bypass the line at the door? RSVP »

11:00am-1:00pm: Big Kids Party • Lese Lobby
Families with children 3rd-6th Grade
Fun for the older kids complete with pizza and ice cream sundaes.


PJ Library Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 4:00pm | Community House

Families with Children Ages 0-6
Enjoy havdalah in your pajamas! Rock your favorite pajamas and join us for family fun with books from PJ Library, crafts, and music as we mark the end of Shabbat.

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Rise Against Hunger for Passover

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm | Pavilion

Families with Children Grades K-12 • Minimum $20 Donation/family
Passover teaches, “let all who are hungry come and eat.” In preparation for Passover, join Central and Rise Against Hunger to pack 10,000+ meals for hungry people all over the world. This event is for the whole family with children in Kindergarten and up (including teens). There will be a Passover play corner for younger siblings. Additional donations are also welcome. Funds/Tzedakah raised from this event will go toward paying for the meals we are packaging.

Space is limited to 45 people with a maximum of five volunteers per family. Children ages 0-2 will not be counted against our limits for this event, but please register them anyway.

Registration coming soon…


Shabbat Mishpachah

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:30am | Community House

Join Rabbi Rosenthal, members of our clergy team, and the LCLJ educators for a Shabbat morning service for families with children in grades 2-6. We will pray, sing, and explore the Torah reading together, followed by bagels and time in the main sanctuary.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Jenna Mark.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:30am | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the clergy and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Erin Bouchard.


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 6:00pm | Pavilion

Children Grades K-5, Open to Central Synagogue Members
Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropraite, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Jenna Mark.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the clergy and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Open to all – no RSVP required.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families page.

Any questions? Contact Erin Bouchard.


View the Printable Schedule of 2016-17 Events »

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Erin Bouchard

Erin Bouchard

Family Engagement Project Director

Francesca Littman

Francesca Littman

Assistant to Director of Youth and Family Education