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Central Exhibits Panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Posted June 17, 2019

Central Exhibits Panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

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

Confirmation Class Celebrates “Future Jewish Leaders”

Posted June 12, 2019

Confirmation Class Celebrates “Future Jewish Leaders”

On Saturday, June 8, 17 tenth grade students affirmed their commitment to Judaism and led our community in prayer during our Confirmation and Shavuot Service. Read more

Rena Singer, Rabbinic Intern Turned Insta-Celeb, Honored by “Jewish Week”

Posted June 6, 2019

Rena Singer, Rabbinic Intern Turned Insta-Celeb, Honored by “Jewish Week”

Central’s Rabbinic Intern Rena Singer was honored on Wednesday, June 5, as one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” — young, innovative Jewish leaders making a difference in the world. Read more

LCLJ Third Graders Moonlight as Journalists for “Genesis Times”

Posted May 22, 2019

LCLJ Third Graders Moonlight as Journalists for “Genesis Times”

LCLJ hosted year-end student showcases over the last two weeks, and our third graders showed off what they learned in their unit on Genesis by creating newspapers from the time.
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Remarks from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted May 17, 2019

Remarks from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and synagogue president Jeremy Fielding deliver their remarks at our 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Thursday, May 16.

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Basser Center for BRCA and Central Host Expert Panel

Posted May 16, 2019

Basser Center for BRCA and Central Host Expert Panel

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

Family Weekend Retreat a Perfect Mix of “Worship, Fun, and Community”

Posted May 14, 2019

Family Weekend Retreat a Perfect Mix of “Worship, Fun, and Community”

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

Celebration is Central

Posted May 13, 2019

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.

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Putting a Face to a Frame

Posted May 8, 2019

Putting a Face to a Frame

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. Read more

Consider Donating a Kidney to a Central Congregant

Posted May 3, 2019

Consider Donating a Kidney to a Central Congregant

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.
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