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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.

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February 14, 2023 | General News

An Illustrious & Illustrated Get Shabbat Weekend

Talented LCLJ educator Noam Oren captured some of the magic of Get Shabbat Weekend through visual note-taking, creating a lively and dynamic illustration of our time together.

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December 21, 2022 | General News | Programs and Events

The Tzedek Box

A few months ago, you may have found a mysterious rectangular package from Central Synagogue in your mailbox. That is your Tzedek Box, a new ritual object that every member of Central Synagogue received to inspire righteousness and justice this year. Every time you take an action to improve our world — whether that’s volunteering, advocacy, making a donation, or engaging in listening and learning — you can reflect on the experience by adding a journal entry to the box.

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November 21, 2022 | General News | Messages From Leadership

The Installation of Cantor Jenna Pearsall

On Shabbat, we celebrated the installation of Cantor Jenna Pearsall and officially welcomed her to the Central Synagogue community. Our worship is uplifted by Cantor Pearsall's beautiful voice and ruach(spirit), and we are proud and grateful to have her on our bimah.

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November 10, 2022 | General News

Where Lines Converge: A New Site-Specific Art Installation

We are proud to share that the Central Synagogue sanctuary is now home to a stunning new site-specific installation, Where Lines Converge, created by artist Nell Breyer. As part of Central’s “Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get Shabbat” initiative, Breyer’s temporary installation adds a new visual dimension to our place of prayer, offering us a unique opportunity for individual, communal, and spiritual reflection.

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