Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10 am
1 event

The Book of Genesis: The Poetry of Life Begins

Location: Community House

From: Wednesdays, Oct 11, 2017-Jan 17, 2018 at 10:30am


Taught by Jessica Greenbaum

Join award winning poet for a unique experience of studying the weekly Torah portions of Genesis. In this special series, you will look closely at those themes in each parsha which reflect the human condition as we experience it here and now, and you will have the opportunity to read related poems and write your own. No prior poetry or Judaic knowledge required. This class is free and open to both members and nonmembers of Central Synagogue.

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5 pm
1 event

Chanukah Learning for Parents with Rabbi Rosenthal

Location: Community House

From: 5:30 pm - 6:30pm


All Parents Welcome

We will explore different aspects of Chanukah and how to make it meaningful for yourself and your children through an interactive discussion of Jewish texts, Jewish traditions, and our connections to this holiday. You don’t have to have a child in LCLJ or Nursery School. If you have a child in PreK-2 on Monday or Tuesday in LCLJ and you would like to attend, we will watch them until the conclusion of the session.

Monday, December 11, 9:00 am - 10:00 am – Beyond Presents: Making Chanukah Meaningful for Your Child and Yourself

Monday, December 11,  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm – Been There, Done That: Making Chanukah Mean Something Night After Night

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (followed by community-wide candle lighting) Been there, Done That: Making Chanukah Mean Something Night after Night

Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (followed by community-wide candle lighting) – The Story of Chanukah You’ve Never Heard

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6 pm
2 events

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting

Location: Community House

From: 6:00 pm - 6:30pm


Join your Central family and clergy in lighting the Chanukiah and celebrating the miracles of Chanukah.



The Voices of Women in Jewish Tradition

Location: Pavilion

From: Every Other Wednesday, Oct. 18-Dec 13, 2017 at 6:30pm


Taught by Shani Ben Or, Cantorial Intern

This class will explore narratives featuring Jewish women protagonists. We will explore the challenges these narratives have posed over time and the dynamic impact they continue to have on Jewish identity.

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7 pm
1 event

The Central In Action Team Invites You to: Immigration in America Today

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm


Join us for a conversation about the current state of immigration in our country led by professionals involved in this important issue. At the end of the program, we will share meaningful ways you can get involved. This event is being sponsored by The Legal Aid Society and Central Synagogue and is open to the public, including many of our interfaith partners.

Panelists include:
Peter Markowitz, Professor of Law - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Maribel Hernandez Rivera, Executive Director of Legal Initiatives - ‎New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Raluca Oncioiu, Program Director - Catholic Charities
Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-In-Charge - Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit

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