Location: New York City Metropolitan Pavilion
From: Monday, December 3, 9:00 am
As a part of the Never is Now conference, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl will share her perspective on Anti-Semitism in a session, entitled “Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People” at 12:10 PM.
Never Is Now is ADL’s Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate. As ADL’s signature annual event, it is at its core, a one day conference focused on understanding contemporary drivers and dynamics of anti-Semitism. However, we cannot look at anti-Semitism in a vacuum given the daily reminders that any type of hate or bias ultimately hurts us all, particularly if allowed to escalate. Hear from experts, academics and leaders in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry and all forms of hatred.
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!
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Location: Lindenbaum Pavillion
From: Monday, December 3, 12:30 pm
Join historian Steven Fine as he explores the fascinating tale of an iconic seven-branched candelabrum, the menorah, and discover why it is a source of fascination and illumination for Jews, Samaritans, Christians, and even Freemasons. This program is a co-sponsored by Central Synagogue Chai Connections.
Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion
From: Monday, December 3, at 6:30 pm
Join Rabbi Stephanie Kolin in a training with the New Sanctuary Coalition that will make it possible for you to help immigrants who have been identified by ICE for possible deportation, must appear in Immigration Court, or check-in with ICE officials regularly. These meetings are extremely vulnerable moments for undocumented immigrants and having someone accompany them through this often intimidating process, makes an enormous difference. The expert trainers have worked with Central members in the past. Twenty Central members have been trained thus far and have shared powerful stories of their experiences.
The evening will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by a one-time training session beginning at 7 PM.
For additional ways to take action on behalf of immigrants, please visit our Community Organizing page.
Location: Community House
From: Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 and December 3, 6:45 pm
We are honored to welcome Dr. Wendy Zierler to Central as our scholar in residence this fall. Dr. Zierler is an acclaimed and beloved professor at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (where your clergy were ordained!). She is the author of Movies & Midrash: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2017. We invite you to join Dr. Zierler for four sessions bringing together popular culture, theology, and Jewish tradition. In alternating weeks, students will watch contemporary films like The Truman Show, The King’s Speech, and then come together to understand them in a new way – through the lens of theology and Jewish tradition. Dr. Zierler is a dynamic and accessible teacher of Jewish thought and literature, and this is an opportunity not to be missed.