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September 27, 2022 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

The Retelling of The Story of Hannah on Rosh HaShanah 5783/2022

During the High Holy Days, we turn our attention to a special section of our Hebrew bible from the book of Samuel that tells the story of a woman named Hannah. This is the Haftarah portion for Rosh Hashanah. Over the past few years, we have welcomed members of our congregation to speak about Hannah from a different perspective. This year, we are returning to the retelling of this powerful text told as a story by fellow members. We are grateful for Susan Levin Schlechter and Ali Marsh Weller for their personal interpretations of this incredibly moving story which we share below.

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September 8, 2022 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Know Who Came Before: Shira Kobren on Music and Remembrance With Central Synagogue

We sat down with Central's own Shira Kobren to ask about the inspiration and process behind her new single "Know Who Came Before," finding joy in remembering family members who are no longer with us, the song's connection to the Central Synagogue community, and more.

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August 30, 2022 | General News

Preserving Central’s History With Lead Archivist Anne Mininberg

Since the 1990s, congregant Anne Mininberg volunteered as Central Synagogue’s Lead Archivist. Upon her recent retirement from this role, we sat down with her to chat about her three decades of tireless work preserving Central’s history. 

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June 22, 2022 | General News

Reflections on Queer Jewish Identity: Jordyn Lexton and Cheryl Lexton

In honor of Pride Month, we spoke with Jordyn Lexton and their mother Cheryl Lexton about trans Jewish identity, allyship, and more.

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March 16, 2022 | General News | Programs and Events

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.

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