Posted October 17, 2012
This morning, our youth director Zach Rolf spoke to more than three hundred high school freshmen from The Beacon School about Judaism. They learned about Reform Judaism, its beliefs, and the role that Central Synagogue plays in the community. We even took out a Torah for them to look at!
Posted October 10, 2012
Our congregation spent a beautiful Erev Sukkot in upstate New York at Stonewall Farm, the home of congregants Barry and Sheryl Schwartz.
Adults and children alike enjoyed apple picking and hayrides early in the afternoon. Although we were rained out of our outdoor sukkah—a display of nature appropriate to the holiday!—the worship service in the barn was just as meaningful and festive.
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Sermon for Rosh HaShanah, 2012, by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
As you know I believe our history is uniquely miraculous. So we are compelled to do everything that furthers the existence of our people. I believe we matter. We the Jewish people have both a mission and the imagination to change this world. Not an insignificant goal.
It all begins in synagogues and, most especially for me, with this congregation.
Posted September 11, 2012
Religious School students arriving each fall received a welcome letter. This 1933 Central Synagogue Religious School stationery letterhead epitomizes the warm and attentive atmosphere always present in our schools. Note the address on the stationery is that of our former Community House building.
These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, ArchivistRead more