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November 22, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

Keeping Our Community Safe

The news this past Shabbat of another threat against a Jewish institution was an unsettling reminder of the increase in antisemitism and hate in our city and across the world. We give thanks to the individuals and agencies that thwarted the attack and arrested two armed suspects at Penn Station.

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November 21, 2022 | General News | Messages From Leadership

The Installation of Cantor Jenna Pearsall

On Shabbat, we celebrated the installation of Cantor Jenna Pearsall and officially welcomed her to the Central Synagogue community. Our worship is uplifted by Cantor Pearsall's beautiful voice and ruach(spirit), and we are proud and grateful to have her on our bimah.

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November 10, 2022 | General News

Where Lines Converge: A New Site-Specific Art Installation

We are proud to share that the Central Synagogue sanctuary is now home to a stunning new site-specific installation, Where Lines Converge, created by artist Nell Breyer. As part of Central’s “Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get Shabbat” initiative, Breyer’s temporary installation adds a new visual dimension to our place of prayer, offering us a unique opportunity for individual, communal, and spiritual reflection.

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November 9, 2022 | General News | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays

Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get Shabbat.

When many of you hear “Shabbat,” you might immediately think of our Friday night services. But Shabbat can offer so much more – there are 25 hours in which to stop and restore our souls, to “be a blessing,” as Rabbi Buchdahl encourages us. Her powerful sermon kicked off “Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get Shabbat,” a new initiative at Central Synagogue that welcomes our community to embrace Shabbat as a meaningful experience that brings more depth to our lives.

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October 27, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

The Fight Against Antisemitism

Yesterday, I joined anchors Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, and Nate Burleson on CBS Mornings for a conversation about the rise in antisemitism across the country. With the current news cycle and the uptick in antisemitic incidents locally and globally, I know this issue is weighing heavily on our community.

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