Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Chanukah Learning for Parents with Rabbi Rosenthal

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 9:00am | Community House

All Parents Welcome

We will explore different aspects of Chanukah and how to make it meaningful for yourself and your children through an interactive discussion of Jewish texts, Jewish traditions, and our connections to this holiday. You don’t have to have a child in LCLJ or Nursery School. If you have a child in PreK-2 on Monday or Tuesday in LCLJ and you would like to attend, we will watch them until the conclusion of the session.

Monday, December 11, 9:00 am - 10:00 am – Beyond Presents: Making Chanukah Meaningful for Your Child and Yourself

Monday, December 11,  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm – Been There, Done That: Making Chanukah Mean Something Night After Night

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (followed by community-wide candle lighting) Been there, Done That: Making Chanukah Mean Something Night after Night

Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (followed by community-wide candle lighting) – The Story of Chanukah You’ve Never Heard

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Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 15, After Services | Lese Lobby

LCLJ Families Grades K-6 • $20 per family • RSVP Required
Shabbat Dinners are a way for families to do Shabbat together. It gives them another, possibly more accessible, reason to come to services and to have a family Shabbat experience.

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Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm | Atria Senior Living, 333 W 86th St

Families with Children Grades K-6
We will be bringing light to the residents of Atria again this year. Come create a Chanukah party for them, then celebrate together with fun activities, a community service project, and singing with Shira Kobren.

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Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, December 15, 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-appropriate, 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 Lily Goldstein.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, January 20, 2018 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.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, December 15, 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.


 

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Erin Bouchard

Erin Bouchard

Family Engagement Project Director

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Family Engagement Music Coordinator