In celebration of Pride Month, Central will be exhibiting a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in partnership with the NYC Pride Committee, Midtown East Corp., and the Names Project Foundation. Begun in the late 1980s as a way to honor the memories of those who died of AIDS, the Quilt was displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 1987 and is now made up of more than 48,000 individual 3 x 6 foot memorial panels. Stop by Lese Lobby June 18 - 30 to view this installation, and while you’re in the neighborhood, visit the other quilt panels also being displayed throughout Midtown East. Read more
The Basser Center and Central Synagogue presented a panel discussion about BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm in New York, NY. Topics included recent research updates, insurance and discrimination issues, genetic testing, fertility, and more. Read more
What a magical weekend we were able to share with our family and friends at the K–5 Family Retreat. We've looked forward to this weekend ever since we had the opportunity to attend last year's retreat and couldn't imagine the experience being better. Read more
We are pleased to share with you Celebration is Central, the final theme in our year-long Joy is Central series. During the High Holy Days, Rabbi Buchdahl preached, "When we are kind, we place the interest of another before our own self-interest, which leads to connectedness, which leads to simcha, which leads to more kindness—a virtuous circle." We hope you will (continue to) join us to celebrate your simchas, milestones, and celebratory occasions in your life.
On the walls of the stairs leading from the Sanctuary to the Pavilion are the pictures of Central Synagogue’s leadership. Down one stairwell are the pictures of Central’s senior rabbis and cantors. On the other stairwell are pictures of Central’s Presidents. Together, they show centuries of Jewish service and leadership.
Recently two members of Central, Howard Cowan and Gerry Kane informed us that they are in various stages of renal failure and in need of a kidney. Due to the miracles of modern-day medicine, both are candidates for a kidney transplant which would both save and dramatically improve their quality of life. Equally miraculous, healthy individuals can become living donors who are able to live completely healthy, normal lives with minimal risk and no change in life-expectancy. Read more