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#LessIsMoreNYC: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act

Posted July 20, 2020

There are approximately 35,000 people under active parole supervision in New York State who at almost any time can see their efforts to successfully rejoin the workforce and reintegrate into their families and their communities disrupted by reincarceration for a technical violation. This not only harms individual lives and families without commensurate public safety gains, but also drives up the population in the state prisons and local jails, wasting taxpayer money. The Less is More: Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act would fix this problem. Read more

An Interfaith Message

Posted June 8, 2020

An Interfaith Message from the Clergy of Central Synagogue, the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan, and Saint Peter’s Church

As leaders within three different houses of worship in New York City, we come together at this time united in purpose and hope. Read more

Action Items You Can Take in Response to Recent Protests

Posted June 7, 2020

This letter was sent to the congregation on Thursday, June 4, 2020 As Rabbi Buchdahl so beautifully said, "The work of fighting racism cannot be left only to the Black community, just as we know that antisemitism cannot be fought only by Jews. As we look at these recent turbulent days, we have to separate the violence and looting from the call for change echoing across the country. We must hear the groundswell of voices and listen to the pain and protest emanating from every corner of our beloved nation." Our Central community is committed to fighting racism in America and helping to make our city, state, and country more just and equitable for every person. We are stronger when we learn and work together. Below, please find just a few ways we can take action, advocate, and learn together... Read More

Complete the 2020 Census

Posted May 20, 2020

This is the first time that you can complete the census online. Just visit: www.2020census.gov. Read more

Submitting an Absentee Ballot for the Upcoming Election

Posted May 20, 2020

All New Yorkers can vote by mail in the June 23, 2020 election, per an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo, by requesting an absentee ballot. Voters may complete and return the application to receive their ballot. We encourage you to vote by mail, if you can, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that in-person voting is available to those who truly need it. Read more

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

Posted April 20, 2020

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

The past few weeks have been overwhelming for all of us. In this time of anxiety and uncertainty, many of us have found great comfort in our virtual Central community. We write to you now to share the continuing work of Central in Action and to let you know that our efforts are more important than ever in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Below are some updates on our social justice initiatives and opportunities for you to engage in some of our work. Read more

Rabbi Auerbach’s Handout for Coffee With Clergy

Posted April 17, 2020

Find Rabbi Auerbach's handout for her Coffee With Clergy session for Friday, April 17th. Read more

Helping New Yorkers Out of Confinement

Posted April 10, 2020

Our friends at Exodus Transitional Community (ETC) are working hard to provide essential supplies to men and women currently coming out of confinement on Rikers Island and are returning to a very different city than the one they left. Read more

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

Posted April 7, 2020

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

One of Central’s members is collecting boots, warm socks, and bluetooth speakers to aid medical workers and on-site volunteers at the Samaritan’s Purse* emergency field hospital in Central Park. Additionally, as medical facilities open to house more patients, volunteers are needed to help with preparation. Read more

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

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