Posted May 16, 2013On behalf of the congregation, our leadership, including Congregational President David Edelson, Senior Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Senior Cantor Angela Buchdahl and Senior Director Livia Thompson, are showing support for Governor Cuomo's newly proposed 10-point Women's Equality Agenda. Read more
Posted May 13, 2013
Rabbi Beth Kalisch and three students from her Friday morning Talmud class participated in an outdoor Rosh Chodesh service in Madison Square Park on Friday, May 10 in support of the women in Israel who are fighting to conduct egalitarian services at the Kotel (the Western Wall).
Posted May 13, 2013
On Friday, May 17, Central will be honoring New York's AVODAH Corps, among whom is long-time member Mollie Simon. Mollie shared her experience with AVODAH with us.Read more
Posted May 1, 2013
Central Synagogue’s Archives has some unusual photos. This one is of a championship rugby team of 1919.
Here is a fine team with their coach, their gear, and their big winners’ smiles. Or could they be a basketball team, using the laced ball of that time, suited for a game featuring passing than dribbling?
We do not know what F stands for. Do you? The following year’s uniforms are marked FM. Was it basketball or rugby? Whom and where did they play?
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These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist
Posted April 26, 2013
“It is these guiding texts that propel me to speak with you this evening not as a reflection of the past year, as I usually do, but with heartfelt consideration of who we are as a congregation and what we have become as a synagogue.” — Rabbi Rubinstein, Annual Congregational Meeting, April 25, 2013Read more
Posted April 24, 2013
“We journeyed through a whirlwind of activities that provoked thoughtful conversations about inspiring and challenging developments in Israel today. Through this, we cemented relationships with each other, with the Synagogue, with Judaism, and with Israel.”Read more
Posted April 22, 2013
Launched just last fall at Central, Melton has been highly successful and in line with our goals of supporting our members in learning about Jewish life. While the current students move into their second year of study, you will have the opportunity to become a new student in this incredible program.Read more
Posted April 20, 2013
Following a challenging week of national news, which included the Boston Marathon Bombings, Cantor Angela Buchdahl and Cantor Julia Katz sang “Gesher Tzar M’od” at Shabbat, a song of comfort that inspires us to “not be afraid.”
Posted April 16, 2013
On Friday, April 12, 2013, our congregation presented Michael Pollan with Central Synagogue's annual Shofar Award. Pollan, a New York Times best-selling author and food activist, spoke passionately from the bimah about Jewish food rules, our habits, our choices, and why it all matters.
Posted April 15, 2013
The devastating news out of Boston today has fallen on Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day. As our community and the world struggle to understand another act of senseless violence, our clergy offer some words of comfort.Read more