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Reform Movement Wins World Zionist Congress Election By Significant Margin

Posted June 5, 2015

Reform Movement Wins World Zionist Congress Election By Significant Margin

The Reform Jewish Movement was the clear winner in the critical World Zionist Congress election, according to results released today.

The ARZA slate, representing the Reform Movement and including Central Synagogue Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, secured 56 seats out of a possible 145, winning nearly 40 percent of the votes cast in the United States – more than the amount of the next two slates combined.

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Upcoming Central Synagogue Israel Trips

Posted June 3, 2015

Upcoming Central Synagogue Israel Trips

As Rabbi Buchdahl has so eloquently and passionately discussed, engaging more substantively with Israel is a congregational priority. Nothing brings Israel to life more vividly than visiting. We have some fabulous trips planned for the coming year.

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A Look at Our History: Visitor’s Book

Posted May 26, 2015

A Look at Our History: Visitor’s Book

We host visitors from all over the world, some are Jewish, many not; some are simply sightseeing; all are moved by their visit and by Central’s congregational history.

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Project Prom a Success!

Posted May 4, 2015

Project Prom a Success!

Thank you to all who donated to Project Prom and for making this program such a success!

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Proposed Changes to By-Laws

Posted April 16, 2015

After considerable study and discussion, the Board of Trustees is proposing revisions to Central Synagogue’s By-laws. The decision to revise our By-laws was motivated by (i) the recently enacted New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, and (ii) our desire to clarify language and have the By-laws better reflect how Central functions today.

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A Look at Our History: First Female President

Posted April 8, 2015

A Look at Our History: First Female President

Mildred Ross, Temple President, 1985-89

Thirty years ago, Mildred Ross made Central Synagogue history by being elected its first female president, from 1985 to 1989.

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Rabbi Buchdahl on the Today Show: Does religion unite or divide?

Posted April 2, 2015

Rabbi Buchdahl and Timothy Cardinal Dolan spoke with the Today Show's Matt Lauer about religious conflict, both in interfaith families and in the broader global context.

News about Rabbi David Kalb

Posted February 26, 2015

News about Rabbi David Kalb

As a community of adult learners, we have all directly benefited from Rabbi David Kalb's gifted teaching, enthusiasm for all Jewish learning, and commitment to Jewish texts. And so it is with some sadness for us, but joy for David, that we share the following news.

David has just informed us that as of July 1, he has agreed to take on a new position as the Rabbi of Beit Ohr Torah of New York, a new type of Jewish institution founded by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Israel, Chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone, and founding rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York.

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Installation of Cantor Mo Glazman

Posted February 2, 2015

Installation of Cantor Mo Glazman

Our congregation gathered for Shabbat Shirah on Friday, January 30 to celebrate the installation of Cantor Mo Glazman as senior cantor. Congregation president David Edelson presented Cantor Glazman with a tallit embroidered with Psalm 150, the theme of the evening. Cantor Glazman shared the story of his family's history and his journey to Central Synagogue. Rabbi Buchdahl and Cantor Botton of Central Synagogue and Rabbis Tom Weiner and Shira Milgrom of Congregation Kol Ami in Westchester, Cantor Glazman's prior synagogue, gave remarks. Highlights of the evening included several Shabbat melodies written by Cantor Glazman in the style of soul music, and a surprise reprise of Psalm 150 to the tune of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" sung by the entire congregation.

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