Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Family Purim Celebration

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:00pm | Central Synagogue

3:00-4:00 pm • Sensory Sensitive Carnival • Pavilion
Families who have children with sensory sensitivities
Enjoy a carnival with a smaller crowd, quieter games, less background noise, and an available low-sensory space. If you have more specific questions or would like a social story (a short story that explains what to expect) to read with your child in advance, please contact Rena Allen.

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3:30-4:00 pm • Mini-Megillah Reading • Main Sanctuary
Families with children up to 2nd grade
Megillah Reading with Clergy and Costume Parade.


4:00-6:00 pm • Purim Carnival • Pavilion
Families with children through 2nd grade
Purim Carnival featuring games, food, face painting, and mitzvah opportunities for you and your little ones.

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4:00-6:00 pm • Purim Carnival • Pavilion
Families with children in 3rd-6th grades
A “Big Kids” Purim Carnival featuring pizza, snow cones, and carnival and arcade games you won’t want to miss!

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Celebrate Purim

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00pm | Main Sanctuary

Watch the Purim story come to life in our annual Purim Spiel starring LCLJ students and hear our clergy read the Megillah!


Central Goes to Camp: K-5 Family Retreat

Friday evening April 20 through Sunday morning April 22 | URJ Kutz Camp

We are excited to invite you to our first-ever Kindergarten through 5th-grade family retreat in Warwick, NY. All weekend we will celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. We will have both classic camp activities and special Central activities. Babysitting will be available in the evenings so parents can enjoy some time to socialize and parents-only activities, like an Israel wine-tasting experience. Families will have an opportunity to connect with each other, Cantor Mutlu and his family, and our LCLJ educators in a fun and relaxing environment.
Click here to see an itinerary of the weekend.

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Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 27, 2018 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.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, March 9, 2018 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 Family Engagement department 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.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, March 3, 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 Family Engagement department 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.


 

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Family Engagement Music Coordinator