Monday, November 20, 2017

8 am
1 event


Location: Community House

From: Mondays, September 11, 2017-May 28, 2018 at 8:20am


Led by Jesse Paikin, 5th Year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew Union College

Interested in building a meditation practice? Wondering “what’s Jewish” about meditation? In this weekly drop-in class, we will practice mindfulness meditation with additional inspiration from Jewish text and tradition. No prior meditation or text study experience required.

Please note there will be no class on the following days:
October 9, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 25, 2017
January 2, 2018
February 5, 2018
April 2, 2018
May 21, 2018

Join anytime! We will meet in Room 504. Please fill out this form if you would like to attend.


10 am
1 event

Why Knot Knit Mondays

Location: Community House

From: Alternate Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm


Monday mornings new and experienced knitters are busy creating beautiful pieces of clothing that are donated to New Yorkers in need. Extra hands are always welcome. Don’t know how to knit? This is also a great way to learn!

Contact [email protected] for more information.


12 pm
1 event

Lunch and Learn Series with Conductor Cesare Civetta

Location: Pavilion

From: 12:30 pm - 2:00pm


Exploration of the West Eastern Divan Youth Orchestra taught by Conductor Cesare Civetta

This is the second of three multimedia presentations the Conductor and educator, Cesare Civetta, will present at Central Synagogue this Fall.
Join your community for lunch, starting at 12:30, followed by a one-hour exploration of the fascinating West Eastern Divan Youth Orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1999 by the Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Palestinian-American academic, Edward Said. It is comprised of youth from Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Spain. It was started as an experiment of how to cope with the other. In Barenboim’s words, “The orchestra was conceived as a project against ignorance, that it is absolutely essential for people to get to know the other, to understand what the other thinks and feels, without necessarily agreeing with it.” It is a first-rate orchestra that meets each summer to record and tour throughout the world.  The presentation features footage from rehearsals and performances, and interviews with the youth, and its founders.
Learn more about the orchestra

Don’t forget to check out our other upcoming Lunch and Learn presentation on December 11.

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