Saturday, October 19, 2019

9 am
1 event

Bagels in the Hut

Location: Lese Lobby

From: Saturday, October 19, 9:30–10:30 am


Member families with Children Ages 0-7
Join us for a special Shabbat Central in the Lese Lobby Sukkah! We’ll celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot together and finish with a delicious bagel breakfast.

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10 am
1 event

A Special Women’s Fall Retreat with Central Clergy 

Location: Made by We

From: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Women of all ages are invited to join Rabbis Buchdahl, Auerbach, and Koffman for a one-day restorative retreat held at a lively gathering space in the Flatiron District. We are thrilled to announce that we will also be joined by Michelle Obama’s former head former head speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz, and author of the new book, “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—in Judaism,” and led in mindful movement and meditation by Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Director of the Spirituality Initiative at the HUC-JIC New York. Don’t wait too long; only a few spots remain.

Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses and traveled with her across America and to five continents.

Before working at the White House, Sarah was a senior speechwriter for President Obama’s 2008 campaign; chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign; and a speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Sarah was also a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale.

Sarah is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and she was a spring 2017 Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. She is the author of “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).

Rabbi Myriam Klotz

Rabbi Myriam Klotz has taught yoga and embodied practice with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality for almost two decades, and co-directed the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. Rabbi Klotz is the Coordinator of Spiritual Direction Programming, and Director of Bekhol Levavkha Jewish Spiritual Director Training, at HUC-JIR. She lives in Philadelphia with her spouse Rabbi Margot Stein and their son Raffi.


7 pm
1 event

October Midnight Run

Location: Community House

From: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm


As winter approaches, we will sort through clothing, organize toiletries, and make bagged meals before our Midnight Run guides take us to 3 locations around Midtown East to distribute supplies. This is a special opportunity to give back to the community and help those who are in need. Members Only.

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