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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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January 7, 2014 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Video: The Music of Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue is widely known for its world class musicians and unique integration of song into weekly prayer. In this video, Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Assistant Cantor Julia Cadrain share their perspective on the significance and power of music in Jewish worship.

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November 20, 2013 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

Worship at Central Synagogue: Creating Personal Connection

The clergy at Central Synagogue, one of the largest Reform congregations in North America, embrace a unique and thoughtful approach to the worship experience. The result is a thriving community of New York Jews and livestreaming congregants who find deeper meaning through ever-evolving liturgy. This short video offers a close-up look at the thought process that drives our clergy to keep challenging the congregation to find personal connection to worship.

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September 28, 2013 | Worship and High Holidays

Parashat Noach: The Tower of Babel

A popular way to look at this story is that the people were trying to become like God by building a tower high in the heavens, and that they were punished for disrespecting God. I would like to suggest another possible answer.

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September 25, 2013 | Worship and High Holidays

Parashat Bereishit

God planned not just that the fruit would grow from the tree, but also that the tree itself would taste like fruit. In other words, that you could pull down a branch or a piece of bark or a leaf and it would taste just like the fruit.

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