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December 17, 2012 | General News

A Look at Our History: December 2012

Celebrating with light is popular in many religions during the dark month of December. During Chanukah, lighting the chanukiyah is our tradition, as represented by these joyful religious school students preparing to light the candles. The candles of the chanukiyah represent the miraculous eight days that the small vial of oil found in the Temple burned after the success led by the Maccabees.

These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist

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December 15, 2012 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

A Shabbat In Memory of Sandy Hook Victims

Our congregation and nation are raw with emotion and heartbreak following the Connecticut school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The spirit of our typically joyous Shabbat evening services was muted on December 14. Senior Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein began the service with these heartfelt remarks.

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December 10, 2012 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Chanukah with Our Students

Rabbi Rubinstein and three 5th graders lit Central's menorah on the first school night of Chanukah. And our nursery school students enjoyed latkes while learning about Chanukah traditions.

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December 9, 2012 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

ASPCA’s Annual Blessing of the Animals

Yesterday, Rabbi Rubinstein and Rabbi Salth teamed with Senior Minister Stephen Bauman and Christian clergy from Christ Church on Park Avenue for the ASPCA's annual Blessing of the Animals.

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December 5, 2012 | General News

Staff Lunch & Learn

Our staff and clergy practiced Israeli dancing as part of a lunch & learn opportunity in the Pavilion. Congregational president David Edelson also addressed the staff.

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