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September 26, 2016 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Central Synagogue’s New Portable Ark: Q & A with Artist Jeffrey Brosk

Artist Jeffrey Brosk was recently commissioned to build a portable ark, a Torah reading desk, and two Torah holders for Central Synagogue. These ceremonial objects will be used at Lincoln Center High Holy Days services and in the Peter J. Rubinstein Chapel in the Community House during the rest of the year. Central’s Director of Communications Annette Powers sat down with Jeffrey to learn a little more about the project and his background as an artist.

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September 2, 2015 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Preparing for a Sweet New Year 5776

Our clergy are having fun preparing for a sweet New Year...

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June 15, 2014 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Shabbat Honoring Rabbi Rubinstein

Thousands of congregants gathered for Shabbat worship on Friday, June 13 to honor Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Central Synagogue's departing senior rabbi. Highlights of the evening included a joyous Hakafah; a tribute video prepared by Rabbi Rubinstein's friends, family, and colleagues; presentations of Words of Faith, Hope, and Character, a book of the rabbi's sermons, the Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Fund for the Renaissance of Reform Judaism, and the naming Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Chapel in the Community House; a "flash mob" of students singing and dancing to Rabbi Buchdahl's rendition of “Higher Love,” and concentric circles of Rabbi Rubinstein's family, clergy colleagues from Central and beyond, and all of the congregation joining hands in "concentric circles" in blessing.

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May 18, 2014 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Families Celebrate Rabbi Rubinstein at Shabbat

Members of all ages came to worship with Rabbi Rubinstein on May 16, celebrating him with singing, laughter, and special blessings.

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May 1, 2014 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Yom HaShoah at Central

Our community gathered on Monday, April 28, 2014 to remember the 6,000,000 men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust. Rabbi Rubinstein, Rabbi Buchdahl, Pastor Derr, Alice Greenwald of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, each reflected on this tragedy.

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