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Rabbi’s Message about Kansas City Shootings

Posted April 14, 2014

Despite our aspirations to the contrary, especially as we prepare for our Passover Seder, the shootings in Kansas City alert us again to the terrible acts of anti-Semitism both historic and present. Our hearts go to the families of those who were killed along with the entire Jewish community of Kansas City.

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Introducing the Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Fund for the Renaissance of Reform Judaism

Posted April 14, 2014

Introducing the Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Fund for the Renaissance of Reform Judaism

The Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Fund for the Renaissance of Reform Judaism is our way of showing our immense appreciation and gratitude for our visionary, teacher, leader, and friend, Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, as he steps aside as Senior Rabbi of Central Synagogue in June 2014. Read more

Video: Rabbi Buchdahl on HuffPost Live

Posted April 10, 2014

On April 10, Rabbi Buchdahl was a featured guest on HuffPostLive’s “Women We Love” segment.

Introducing Rabbi Andrew Straus

Posted April 3, 2014

Introducing Rabbi Andrew Straus

Rabbi Andrew Straus

Central's board of trustees is pleased to announce that Rabbi Andrew Straus will join us as Interim Rabbi for the twelve months beginning July 1, 2014. Read more

A Look at Our History: Making Matzah

Posted April 2, 2014

A Look at Our History: Making Matzah

Concern to have adequate matzah for all to properly celebrate Passover has been of interest to our congregation since the 1850s. Central’s Religious School students have participated in making matzah from time to time.

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News about Sarah Koffler

Posted March 14, 2014

A letter from Cindy Grebow, director of early childhood education

I have some bittersweet news to share with our early childhood community here at Central Synagogue. Sarah Koffler, Assistant Early Childhood Director at Central, has told me that she will not be returning next year.

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Purim: Remember

Posted March 9, 2014

Purim: Remember

Rabbi David Kalb

What is it about Parshat Zachor, however, that requires from us the heightened obligation that each and every individual Jew must hear this reading without interruption? What is unique about Parshat Zachor? What are we supposed to remember? Read more

A Look at Our History: Purim 1963

Posted March 6, 2014

A Look at Our History: Purim 1963

1963 Central Synagogue information booklet

This year in March we celebrate Purim, the holiday during which we reenact the tale of the courage of Esther to save the Jews. In this 1963 photograph, Central Synagogue’s Religious School students dressed in their costumes for their performance.

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Our New Senior Cantor

Posted March 5, 2014

Our New Senior Cantor

I am delighted to share with you the wonderful news that Central Synagogue has named Cantor Mo Glazman as our next Senior Cantor, effective July 1, 2014!

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Benjamin Susser: Tikkun Olam on His Bar Mitzvah

Posted March 4, 2014

Benjamin Susser: Tikkun Olam on His Bar Mitzvah

Ask recent bar mitzvah Benjamin Susser about his extensive involvement with Central Synagogue’s Caring Committee, and he responds simply and with intention: “Being a mensch is who I want to be as a Jew.” His care for the less fortunate appears entirely effortless, a central part of his Jewish identity.

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