Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Chanukah Family Celebration 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Help us “bring in the light” as we celebrate Chanukah with 8 different chesed projects benefiting non-profits around NYC. As families, we will create animal toys for dogs and cats in shelters, decorate cards for homebound seniors, send a special greeting to troops serving abroad, and do much more to bring light and joy to New Yorkers who need it. All projects are age-appropriate for children 2 years old-5th grade.

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Central Tots Chanukah Celebration

Tuesday, December 17, 12:15-1:00 pm | Lese Lobby

Celebrate Chanukah with singing, dancing, puppets, and more.  Led by Shira Kobren Wasserman, this celebration is for families with children ages 0–2.

Open to all; registration required.

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“Guac Shabbat” Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, January 10, 2020 | Lese Lobby

For families with children in pre-K to grade 5

Join your children after Shabbat Yeladim for a Mexican family dinner. We’ll have meat and veggie options, challah, dessert, and wine for grown-ups. Cost: Children $5, Adults $10

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Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 9:30am | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00pm | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Open to all – no RSVP required.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families page.

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.


Family Service

Febuary 7, 2020 and April 24, 2020, 6:00 pm | Beir Chapel

Join us for a special Family Shabbat Service in Beir Chapel. Central Clergy and LCLJ educators will lead us in a shorter version of our traditional Friday night service. We’ll start with a light snack at 5:45, followed by services at 6:00 and a light dinner.


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 6:00pm | Community House

For Members Pre-K to 5th Grade
Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in pre-K to 5th Grades. Drop off your child(ren) with us in the Community House and we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience while you attend our Main Sanctuary service. Each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps. Drop-off and dinner begin at 5:45 pm followed by a short service at 6:00 pm.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.


 

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Lily Goldstein

Amy Martin

Director of Family Engagement

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement & Central Tots