Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Challah Bake

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 12:00-2:00 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

SOLD OUT!Families with children in grades K-5
Come discover the ins and outs of challah baking with Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal. We’ll learn this simple, fun, and yummy tradition. This event is open to families with children in grades K - 5; children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tot Purim Carnival

Monday, March 9, 2020, 2:30-3:30 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Families with children ages 3 and under and those looking for a low-sensory experience
Enjoy a mini carnival with a smaller crowd, quieter games, and less background noise. If you have specific questions about this event, or would like a social story (a short story that explains what to expect) to read with your child in advance, please contact Rena Allen.
A low sensory-space will be available


Early Childhood Spiel & Costume Parade

Monday, March 9, 2020, 3:30-4:00 pm | Main Sanctuary

Families with children in 2nd grade and under, Main Sanctuary
See our clergy perform a “silly service” and watch your little one march in a costume parade.


Kids’ Purim Carnival

Monday, March 9, 2020, 4:00-6:00 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Families with children in pre-K–1st grade, Lindenbaum Pavilion
Purim Carnival featuring games, food, face painting, and mitzvah opportunities. If you have specific questions about this event, or would like a social story (a short story that explains what to expect) to read with your child in advance, please contact Rena Allen.
A low sensory-space will be available


Pre-Teen Purim Carnival

Monday, March 9, 2020, 4:00-6:00 pm | Lese Lobby

Families with children in 2nd grade and up, Lese Lobby
Don’t miss this Purim Carnival featuring arcade games and pizza! Please note: This is a drop-off event—no parents allowed!

A low sensory-space will be available

Register

 


Tot Purim Celebration

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:15–1:00 pm |

Families with children ages birth to 2

Join Shira Kobren Wasserman as we celebrate Purim with singing, dancing, puppets and more! All are welcome. Please register both the adult and the child who will be attending.

Register


Family Service

February 7, 2020 and March 13, 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.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, February 29, 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.


K-5 Family Retreat 2020

Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3, 2020 | Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff, NY

Come join our community for our K-5 family retreat! Open to families with children in Kindergarten through Fifth grades, this retreat will be a chance for us to learn and play together outside of the city. Camp style fun with hotel-style accommodations. Deepen your ties to old friends and make new ones.

Register here.


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 24, 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.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, March 13, 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.


 

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