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Sukkot: A Spiritual Journey

Posted September 15, 2013

Sukkot marks the Exodus from Egypt just as Passover does, but Sukkot marks it in a slightly different way. With Passover we are concerned with every aspect of the Exodus story, but with Sukkot we are specifically marking the journey from Egypt to the land of Israel, when the Jews traveled through the desert. Read more

Oh the Water, Oh the Water

Posted September 12, 2013

Oh the Water, Oh the Water

Rabbi David Kalb

How can this be? You can do teshuvah, be forgiven, start fresh and do better in the future. Yes, teshuvah is a wonderful concept, but how can a sin be transformed into a merit? It is in the past. How do you change the past? Read more

A Look at Our History: August 2013

Posted August 15, 2013

A Look at Our History: August 2013

Central's former Community House

The first Community House building for Central Synagogue was purchased in 1926 at the urging of Rabbi Jonah Wise. Read more

A Thank You From Oklahoma

Posted July 24, 2013

The generous donations, raised by members of the Central community, to support the Oklahoma Relief Effort were recently acknowledged in a touching letter from The Regional Food Bank Foundation. Read more

President Hosting Congregational Meetings

Posted July 18, 2013

President Hosting Congregational Meetings

David B. Edelson, President

As the summer progresses, we would like to get together and update you, a valued member of the Central community, on the transition process. Equally importantly, we would like to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts about Central beyond the recent congregational survey and one-off emails and conversations.

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Central Volunteers get a Head Start with the Educational Alliance

Posted July 3, 2013

Central Synagogue volunteers spent a day with children in PS 142's Headstart program. Read more

Congregant Wendy Siegel Receives Miracle Transplant

Posted June 17, 2013

Congregant Wendy Siegel Receives Miracle Transplant

Rabbi Rubinstein was in Boston today as one of our members received a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Read more

With an Outstretched Hand to Oklahoma: Central Relief Efforts for Tornado Victims

Posted June 6, 2013

Central Synagogue community members came together to help the victims of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. Read more

A Look at Our History: June 2013

Posted June 1, 2013

A Look at Our History: June 2013

Photo credit: A. Bricknell

Photo credit: A. Bricknell

June is a popular month for weddings. This wedding photo from Central’s Archives shows our historic bimah with a festively decorated chuppah at this special lifecycle moment.

These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist

To submit a photo or historical document to our Archives, email us.

President’s Update on Search Committee

Posted May 29, 2013

President’s Update on Search Committee

David B. Edelson, President

“It has been a few weeks since the Annual Meeting, and I wanted to update you further on our Senior Rabbi transition process. In addition, we are seeking your assistance.”

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