Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Family Shabbat Service

Friday, January 11, 5:30 pm | Community House

If you loved the High Holy Day Family Services, you won’t want to miss our Shabbat Family Service!

Bring your whole family and join our clergy and LCLJ staff for a short Friday night service. This is a family event, so every child must be accompanied by an adult. Light snacks will be served at 5:30 pm, followed by services at 6:00 pm in Beir Chapel. Services will be followed by a light dinner.

     
*Please note, this will take the place of our January Shabbat Yeladim.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, January 25, 2019 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.


SAVE THE DATE: YFE Family Retreat

Friday, May 3, 2019 | Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Save the date for our Family Retreat! Open to families with children in Kindergarten through fifth grades, this retreat will be a chance for families to learn and play together outside of the city with clergy and educators. Early-Bird Registration will be opening on November 26th!

Registration Coming Soon


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6:00pm | Pavilion

Children Grades K-5
Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.

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

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, December 15, 2018 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.


 

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

Family Engagement Music Coordinator