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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.Read more
Posted March 6, 2014
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.Read more
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Posted June 1, 2013
June is a popular month for weddings. This wedding photo from Central’s Archives shows our historic bimah with a festively decorated chuppah at this special lifecycle moment.
These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist
To submit a photo or historical document to our Archives, email us.
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?
Archives looks forward to hearing from you at (212) 838-5122 x2041 or email Archives.
These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, ArchivistRead more