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May 12, 2022 | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

A Message From Your Clergy: The Jewish Lens on Abortion Rights

We read the Supreme Court’s leaked opinion re: Roe v. Wade with deep concern last week. While the anti-abortion position is often framed as a religious imperative to preserve life, that interpretation is incomplete to the point of inaccurate, especially when it comes to Jewish tradition. 

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April 21, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting Slate of Candidates’ Biographies

This year’s meeting will be held virtually. All congregants are encouraged to attend via zoom or to watch the livestream. In accordance with Article V, Section 3(b) of the By Laws, we will vote to elect new officers and trustees and we will hear from our President, Treasurer, and Senior Rabbi.

—Jill Seigerman, Secretary

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April 20, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

Central Synagogue’s Anti-Harassment and Culture of Respect Policy

We continue in our commitment to being a role model for best-practices, further building on our existing robust policies and procedures to ensure a workplace that is free of harassment and built on a culture of respect.

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April 13, 2022

Put Your Knowledge to the Test With “Speed Maggid” This Passover

This Passover you can choose to retell the Exodus story in any way you see fit. You can read it from any traditional
haggadah, discuss it, act it out, or maybe to play this game. You can make your own rules, but here are two suggestions: Set a timer, and you (JUST YOU) call out the questions for the kids (or adults) to shout answers and try to beat your time record each year OR split the table into two teams or choose two relatives to compete. Keep score!

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March 24, 2022

How to Help in Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has displaced millions of citizens of a democratic country that was home to as many as 200,000 Jews, including its president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The world has watched, some from a distance and some from within earshot of artillery fire, as Ukraine, its traditions and cultures and its country, has been reduced to rubble.

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