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August 19, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

Hearing the Cries In the Blast of the Shofar

Around the world, communities are crying out in pain. We watch the news from Afghanistan as the Taliban retakes control of the country. As Jews, we understand acutely what it means to be denied or granted refuge, and we stand with HIAS and human rights advocates in asking the US government to take immediate action to protect the most vulnerable during this time.

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August 18, 2021 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Making Your Home a Sanctuary with Our Custom Portable Ark

For our members and Neighbors who will worship with us virtually during this year's High Holy Days, we are thrilled to bring a slice of our beloved Sanctuary to you.

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July 29, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays

High Holy Days 2021 & Updated Worship Policies

Our ability to be together in person for services—Shabbat as well as the High Holidays—will always be guided by the most up-to-date medical information from federal, state, and city authorities, as well as from our committee of expert lay leaders. Given emerging data on the Delta variant, the COVID Task Force has made the unanimous recommendation to require masking of all worshipers at all services, regardless of vaccination status.

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June 16, 2021

Changing the Game: Creating Safer and Freer Spaces for Trans Youth and All Youth in Sports

At this stage in the game, you might be thinking about how to contribute, support, and empower all kids, transgender or not, to live full, participatory lives. It's a team sport working to create the most inclusive outlet for kids to play while challenging discriminatory legislation that stands in the way. To continue creating safer and freer spaces for trans youth and, by extension, all youth, to be themselves, here are some next steps and resources to help move the chains forward for everyone.

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June 6, 2021 | General News | Repairing the World

News 12 Interviews Central Teens at Interfaith Day of Planting

On Sunday, June 6, New Yorkers of all different religions came out to Food for Others Garden in the South Bronx Sunday for an interfaith day of service. The nonprofit Green Box Machine brought together members from Central Synagogue, Riverside Church and other faith-based groups across the city to help with the community farm in Wakefield. News 12 was there and interviewed our teens.

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