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Food is Central

Posted December 10, 2018

Food is Central

The first of our Joy is Central events focused on the Jewish emphasis on joy through eating and food. As King Solomon reminded us: “So I recommend rejoicing in life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and rejoice.” (Ecclesiastes 8:15) Read more

Memorial Scroll

Posted October 11, 2018

Memorial Scroll

In 1967 Central Synagogue welcomed a surviving Sefer Torah rescued from the Holocaust. A dedication ceremony was held for the scroll whose origins reside in Lipnik, Czechoslovakia.

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Reflections on Trip to Montreal

Posted October 10, 2018

Reflections on Trip to Montreal

Earlier this year, the Confirmation class at Central Synagogue asked for more opportunities to travel, learn, and experience Jewish faith and tradition beyond New York City. The 11th graders traveled to Montreal to explore the city and see how Jewish life compares to life at home.

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The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections from Central Members

Posted September 26, 2018

The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections from Central Members

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked six of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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Remarks from the 2018 Annual Meeting

Posted May 25, 2018

Remarks from the 2018 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and synagogue president Abigail Pogrebin deliver their remarks at our 2018 Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Thursday, May 24.

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Reflections on Trip to New Orleans

Posted April 17, 2018

Reflections on Trip to New Orleans

Last weekend, 32 8th and 9th-grade students traveled down south to New Orleans for a social justice trip.

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Reflections on Board Trip to Israel

Posted March 9, 2018

Reflections on Board Trip to Israel

Our board recently returned from a trip to Israel. After an amazing week exploring the country, Vice President Jeremy Fielding shared his thoughts on the incredible experience.

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100 Years As “Central Synagogue”

Posted March 1, 2018

100 Years As “Central Synagogue”

This spring of 2018 marks 100 years of our Congregation's use of the name Central Synagogue!

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Reflections on Confirmation Trip to Germany

Posted February 27, 2018

Reflections on Confirmation Trip to Germany

Over President’s weekend, our Confirmation class explored over a thousand years of Jewish history in Germany on their study trip to Frankfurt, Mainz, Worms, Speyer, and Nuremberg.

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Addressing Domestic and Family Violence

Posted February 5, 2018

Addressing Domestic and Family Violence

Central Synagogue is a proud participant in New York City’s Domestic/Family Violence and Faith in Action Weekend. February 9th-11th, synagogues, churches, mosques, and temples throughout New York are addressing the subject of domestic and family violence.

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