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January 27, 2021 | General News

Staying Connected With Your Central Family in 2021

We may still be socially distant, but there are new ways for members to come together! Check out these virtual opportunities to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and find nearby neighbors with similar interests. Please note, these opportunities are available to Central members only.

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December 10, 2020 | Programs and Events

Mental Health Series: “How Are You Really?”

Drawing inspiration from the Mental Health Coalition’s “How are you, really” campaign, Central held two separate events — one focused on young children and adolescents, and one on adults — on December 2 and 3, 2020. Journalist and Central congregant Abigail Pogrebin moderated this two-part virtual series, which confronts the very real mental health challenges of this moment, and offers insights and practical tools as to how to navigate this destabilizing time.

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September 28, 2020 | Worship and High Holidays

The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections From Central Members (5781/2020)

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked a few of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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September 14, 2020 | General News

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day 2020

There are now just under 50 days until the Presidential election. We have a chance to exercise one of our most fundamental rights as Americans, and Central in Action wants to make sure your vote counts in these unprecedented times. Our social action group has created a helpful guide that details several voting options (and instructions) for various ways to vote in New York.

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July 19, 2020 | General News | Repairing the World

#LessIsMoreNYC: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act

There are approximately 35,000 people under active parole supervision in New York State who at almost any time can see their efforts to successfully rejoin the workforce and reintegrate into their families and their communities disrupted by reincarceration for a technical violation. This not only harms individual lives and families without commensurate public safety gains, but also drives up the population in the state prisons and local jails, wasting taxpayer money. The Less is More: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act would fix this problem.

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