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November 22, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

Keeping Our Community Safe

The news this past Shabbat of another threat against a Jewish institution was an unsettling reminder of the increase in antisemitism and hate in our city and across the world. We give thanks to the individuals and agencies that thwarted the attack and arrested two armed suspects at Penn Station.

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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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October 27, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

The Fight Against Antisemitism

Yesterday, I joined anchors Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, and Nate Burleson on CBS Mornings for a conversation about the rise in antisemitism across the country. With the current news cycle and the uptick in antisemitic incidents locally and globally, I know this issue is weighing heavily on our community.

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May 12, 2022 | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

A Message From Your Clergy: The Jewish Lens on Abortion Rights

We read the Supreme Court’s leaked opinion re: Roe v. Wade with deep concern last week. While the anti-abortion position is often framed as a religious imperative to preserve life, that interpretation is incomplete to the point of inaccurate, especially when it comes to Jewish tradition. 

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April 20, 2022 | Messages From Leadership

Central Synagogue’s Anti-Harassment and Culture of Respect Policy

We continue in our commitment to being a role model for best-practices, further building on our existing robust policies and procedures to ensure a workplace that is free of harassment and built on a culture of respect.

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