At Central Synagogue

Clergy Respond to Typhoon Disaster

Posted November 14, 2013

We may feel helpless in the wake of such violent natural disasters, but we can take action, pray for the Philippine people and support them in their relief efforts. The need for the relief efforts is great. Please consider giving aid. Read more

Mitzvah Day 2013 Wrap Up

Posted November 13, 2013

Mitzvah Day 2013 Wrap Up

On Sunday, November 10, our entire Central Synagogue community came together for our 16th annual Mitzvah Day. Congregants of all ages participated in more than 20 volunteer projects around New York City and in the Pavilion. Read more

Knowing Saves Lives: Symposium on Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Posted October 2, 2013

On September 30, Central Synagogue hosted a symposium on inherited breast and ovarian cancer. Barbara Walters moderated the panel of cutting-edge researchers and clinical oncologists.

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Central Congregants Show Generosity Through School Supplies

Posted October 2, 2013

Central Congregants Show Generosity Through School Supplies

Dozens of pencils, notebooks, rulers, and other essential supplies were distributed to families in need.

In September, the Educational Alliance called on Central Synagogue for help and our congregants responded with overwhelming generosity. More than 50% of the supplies collected by the Educational Alliance came from the Central Synagogue community. Read more

A Look at Our History: October 2013

Posted October 2, 2013

A Look at Our History: October 2013

Looking up Lexington Avenue from 58th Street toward Bloomingdale's awning, 1912

100 years ago, during the construction of the Lexington Avenue subway line, the New York Transit Authority photographed the affected streets. Read more

Congregational Survey Results

Posted September 30, 2013

In June 2013, we conducted a survey of the congregation so that the Transition Committee and Board of Trustees could factor your perspectives into the selection of our next Senior Rabbi. We were gratified to receive over 1,100 individual survey responses, which represented a meaningful and representative cross-section of our community.

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Parashat Noach: The Tower of Babel

Posted September 29, 2013

A popular way to look at this story is that the people were trying to become like God by building a tower high in the heavens, and that they were punished for disrespecting God. I would like to suggest another possible answer. Read more

Parashat Bereishit

Posted September 26, 2013

God planned not just that the fruit would grow from the tree, but also that the tree itself would taste like fruit. In other words, that you could pull down a branch or a piece of bark or a leaf and it would taste just like the fruit. Read more

Simchat Torah

Posted September 20, 2013

What is it about this book that we celebrate it in such a joyous, special way? It is a powerful book, fascinating and unique, a book of intrigue, adventure, and romance. It is full of endless ethical and spiritual lessons and profound Jewish concepts and teachings. Read more

Central Synagogue in the Jewish Week

Posted September 17, 2013

Our Yom Kippur services and Rabbi Rubinstein's final High Holy Day sermon are listed among the holiday season's Jewish highlights across New York City. Read more

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