News From Central
News From Central
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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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