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Resources for Central’s Short and Sweet Early Childhood Virtual Seder

Posted April 7, 2020

If you are signed up for our virtual seder for families with infants and toddlers, here are some resources that you may want to download: Read more

You Can Help with An Innovative Treatment for COVID-19

Posted April 2, 2020

A number of Central Synagogue members are connected to the lifesaving efforts that are ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital. This includes exceptional medical care and innovative research. Due to recent heroic efforts by several physician scientists at Mount Sinai, there is a new potentially lifesaving treatment for people who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more

Resources to Host Your Own Virtual Passover Seder

Posted April 2, 2020

With Passover 5780 approaching and most Americans under stay-at-home orders, many families are turning to virtual seders. Rabbi Dan Ross recently led a webinar on how to use Zoom to host your own virtual seder. Read more

DIY Zoom Seder Tutorial With Rabbi Dan Ross

Posted March 31, 2020

Join Rabbi Dan Ross at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as he teaches us how to host a seder on Zoom. Please note: This is for people interested in hosting their own seders, not those joining one of Central’s congregational seders. Join us either on Zoom or Facebook Live. For the Zoom link to join, please email Alle Singer at singera@censyn.org. You can also learn how to use Zoom by visiting the Candoo website. Read more

Challah Recipe from Rabbi Rosenthal

Posted March 24, 2020

Challah Recipe from Rabbi Rosenthal

Need a fun culinary activity while staying indoors? Take a look at this Weekly Challah recipe provided by Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal. Read more

Update: Virtual Programming to Continue Through April 20

Posted March 19, 2020

It has not even been a week since we announced that Central would become a completely “virtual” synagogue, yet the world has changed enormously since then. We are so grateful to our community and staff for the resiliency they have shown in this very difficult time. Read more

Coronavirus Update: Important News from Central Synagogue

Posted March 12, 2020

Pikuach Nefesh, the principle of “saving a life,” is paramount in our tradition. It overrides all other laws including the observance of Shabbat. With the explosion of COVID-19 cases in New York, it is no exaggeration to say that our response may be a matter of life or death. We have been consulting with some of the leading health institutions in our city, and they have been clear that one of the most important goals is to help “flatten the curve,” to slow down the spread of the virus through social distancing and lessen the potential for overburdening our city and nation's healthcare system. Read more

2 For Seder: Push Back on Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah

Posted March 11, 2020

2 For Seder: Push Back on Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah

Join Central and the 2 for Seder organization in fighting anti-Semitism at a grassroots level this Passover. Founded in 2019 after the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Shooting, 2 for Seder encourages Jews to take direct, positive action against anti-Semitism by inviting two people of another faith to a seder, giving guests an authentic Jewish experience from which to learn and build bridges. Read more

Central and Other NY Faith Leaders Turn on the TAP

Posted March 5, 2020

Central and Other NY Faith Leaders Turn on the TAP

Central Synagogue has added its name to a growing list of NY faith leaders who want to Turn on the TAP. Central is part of a coalition to restore the public Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to men and women who are incarcerated in New York State. The Turn on the TAP campaign supports a bill that would grant thousands of men and women access to higher education. College-in-prison programs have proven to ease returning citizens’ reentry into society and increase safety within prisons. Read the letter that will be delivered in person to legislators onTurn on the TAP Advocacy Day in Albany on March 17. Read more

Update: Addressing Coronavirus Concerns

Posted March 5, 2020

Last week all members received the following message, via email, from Executive Director Marcia Caban regarding Central's actions in relation to news of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our community. We are closely monitoring advice from government agencies and have also put together a lay committee of member-experts in fields of healthcare, medicine, and logistics. Read more

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