Lectures & Courses

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Adult Engagement Programming


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SPOTLIGHT: Celebrate PRIDE with Central

Friday, June 28, Lindenbaum Pavillion, 7:30pm

Central invites you, your friends, and family, to a special Shabbat dinner in celebration and support of our LGBTQ+ community. In addition to a festive meal, Seth M. Marnin, the Chair of Keshet, will lead a discussion asking us to consider what we learn from our texts, values, and traditions and how these lessons have been exploited.

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LGBTQ+ Shabbat Dinner

Friday, June 28, 2019, 7:30 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising, and as New York welcomes WorldPride this summer, Central is proud to invite you, your friends, and family, to a special Shabbat dinner in celebration and support of our LGBTQ community.

In addition to a festive meal and wonderful company, we will be joined by a special speaker, Seth M. Marnin, the Chair of Keshet, and the former Vice President for Civil Rights at the ADL.

Marnin will lead us in a discussion about the the significant gains that have been made over the past decade for LGBTQ+ people, and the recent erosion of these achievements—often under the guise of “religious freedom.” He will ask us to consider what we learn from our texts, values, and traditions and how these lessons have been exploited.

This event is open to all. Ticket price is $25. Click link below to learn more and buy tickets.

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Fiddler on the Roof (In Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles)

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 pm | Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles, Experience Fiddler on the Roof in the language of Tevye and his family – in Yiddish!  Directed by the Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. Central members are entitled to a special discounted rate of $99 for Orchestra tickets. We expect this event to sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets now.

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Ongoing Classes

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