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March 16, 2022 | General News | Programs and Events

Central Celebrates Women’s History Month

In honor of Women's History Month and the 50th anniversary of Sally Priesand's ordination as the first woman rabbi in the United States, we were inspired to interview our very own female clergy members who have helped pioneer and challenge the institution of the rabbinate.

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March 7, 2022 | General News

Welcoming Mikah Atkind, Our Next LCLJ Director

We are thrilled to welcome Mikah Atkind to our community as our next Director of the Lese Center for Living Judaism.

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February 24, 2022 | General News

An Equitable Work Force for People with Disabilities

We are pleased to announce a new initiative that further supports our ongoing work on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our community. We are partnering with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan as a host site for their Community Work Experience program to provide internship opportunities to young adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities to maximize their highest level of vocational independence – from work-readiness opportunities to job development and, ultimately, integrated employment in the work force. We're excited to welcome our new interns in early March, who will support the Youth and Family Engagement department and the Clergy Study.

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February 18, 2022

Take Action for a Healthy New York

Jewish tradition offers us a comprehensive blueprint for how to build just and caring communities. From the very beginning of our story, we learn that we are knit together with a clear directive toward mutual obligation and responsibility. To be a Jew is to be alert to who is struggling, who has less, and how to assist someone without diminishing them. We are instructed to care for people who are vulnerable, provide for people who have fallen on tough times, and to open our homes to that person who might need an open door.

Over the last few months, our Central in Action Team has met with synagogue members to learn about some of the issues of deep concern to our community. We identified a common theme in all our conversations: a shared desire to support the health and safety of all New Yorkers and to ensure that all New Yorkers have the resources and tools they need to strive for the same goals we do.

We are excited to introduce you to our collective vision for Central in Action for a Healthy New York: a multi-faceted initiative to raise our individual and collective voices in favor of programs, legislation, and policies that create and nurture healthy, safe, and thriving New York communities.

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February 17, 2022 | General News

Meet Rena Allen: A Conversation with our Director of Developmental Learning and Special Education

Can you introduce yourself and speak a little about your role here at Central?

I'm Rena Allen, Director of Developmental Learning and Special Education at Central Synagogue. I work in the Youth and Family Education Department to make sure that our educational programs are inclusive of all kinds of learners.

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