High Holy Days 2023 | Livestreaming | Giving | Contact Us

News From Central

News From Central

General News

April 13, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

2023 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

Read More

April 10, 2023 | General News | Repairing the World

Strangers in a Strange Land: Jane Ginns Talks Refugee Resettlement and the Central Welcome Project

On Passover, we recall the Jewish people’s journey from oppression to liberation. For Central Synagogue member Jane Ginns – herself a refugee from the former Soviet Union, a board member of HIAS, and now a lay leader who oversees the work of the Central Welcome Project – the story resonates with power and urgency as she helps those who are undertaking a modern-day Exodus: refugees from across the globe. 

Read More

April 3, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Organizational Announcement: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach

I am writing to share the bittersweet news that Rabbi Nicole Auerbach has accepted a new position and will be leaving Central at the end of June. She will be joining the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in an important new position as the Associate Director of Community Building and Leadership.

Read More

March 2, 2023 | General News

From Central Synagogue to Israel’s Maccabi Games: An Interview with Athlete Nina Markovsky

If you looked for Central Synagogue member Nina Markovsky in Winter 2019, you might have found her chanting from our bimah for her Bat Mitzvah. In the Summer of 2022, you would have found Nina in quite a different Jewish venue: fencing for Team USA in Israel at the Maccabi Games, the world’s largest Jewish youth sports event.

Read More

February 16, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Update: Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman Expulsion

In February of 2023, Sheldon Zimmerman was expelled from the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Reform movement’s Rabbinic body. This followed our congregation’s investigation in 2020/21 that confirmed allegations of predatory sexual behavior.

Read More

 < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›

News by category


Please direct all press inquiries to Central’s Communications Department via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or phone at (212) 838-5122 x2031.