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January 16, 2022 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Terrorist Attack in Texas

Email sent to the congregation on January 16, 2022

Our hearts are heavy following yesterday’s terrorist attack at Beth Israel synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. We are relieved that Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and the other three hostages are safely home with their families and grateful to the brave law enforcement and FBI agents who risked their lives to save them.

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December 9, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Wishing Good Luck to Keren Eckstein!

The Central community wishes Keren Eckstein, our longtime B’nei Mitzvah Program Manager, good luck as she embarks on a new career path.

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August 27, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays | Repairing the World

Final Details About Central’s High Holy Day Services

As we prepare to welcome 5782 in less than two weeks, we reflect on the layered meaning of teshuvah as “returning” in all of its manifestations: physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Whether you plan to join us in person or virtually, we look forward to experiencing a powerful sense of "returning” by worshipping with you.

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August 19, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

Hearing the Cries In the Blast of the Shofar

Around the world, communities are crying out in pain. We watch the news from Afghanistan as the Taliban retakes control of the country. As Jews, we understand acutely what it means to be denied or granted refuge, and we stand with HIAS and human rights advocates in asking the US government to take immediate action to protect the most vulnerable during this time.

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July 29, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays

High Holy Days 2021 & Updated Worship Policies

Our ability to be together in person for services—Shabbat as well as the High Holidays—will always be guided by the most up-to-date medical information from federal, state, and city authorities, as well as from our committee of expert lay leaders. Given emerging data on the Delta variant, the COVID Task Force has made the unanimous recommendation to require masking of all worshipers at all services, regardless of vaccination status.

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