Posted January 20, 2013
A few of our congregants, including Carol-Ann Ross and Harold Levine, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of the national MLK Day of Service as part of a large interfaith crew at the Lillian Ward Senior Center on the Lower East Side. In addition to painting work, the volunteers enjoyed a fascinating presentation by a librarian from the Jewish Theological Seminary about the relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Jewish community.
Posted January 18, 2013
Each year, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during Shabbat worship, a fearless civil rights leader who understood and reminded us that, “The segregationists and racists make no fine distinction between the Negro and the Jew.”Read more
Posted January 4, 2013
In the winter of 1965, Central Synagogue began excavation for the construction of its new Community House at 123 East 55th Street.
Fourteen Religious School students and their teacher participated in a special ceremony with Rabbis David Seligson and Lewis Bogage and the Religious School principal, Philip Kravis. They had all come from their School/Community House building at 35 East 62nd Street for the occasion.
Today the construction, completed in 1966, is the home to all of Central Synagogue’s education programs for ages 0-120.
These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, Archivist
Posted December 26, 2012
Posted December 18, 2012
Celebrating with light is popular in many religions during the dark month of December. During Chanukah, lighting the chanukiyah is our tradition, as represented by these joyful religious school students preparing to light the candles. The candles of the chanukiyah represent the miraculous eight days that the small vial of oil found in the Temple burned after the success led by the Maccabees.
These monthly historical briefs are prepared by Amy Goldberger, Chair of the Archives Committee and Anne Mininberg, ArchivistRead more
Posted December 16, 2012
Posted December 11, 2012
Rabbi Rubinstein and three 5th graders lit Central's menorah on the first school night of Chanukah. And our nursery school students enjoyed latkes while learning about Chanukah traditions.
Posted December 10, 2012
Yesterday, Rabbi Rubinstein and Rabbi Salth teamed with Senior Minister Stephen Bauman and Christian clergy from Christ Church on Park Avenue for the ASPCA's annual Blessing of the Animals.Read more
Posted December 6, 2012
Posted December 5, 2012
Rabbi Rubinstein shares his thoughts on the U.N. vote, the Jewish community's reaction, and the congregational email that made headlines.
It reads, in part, "The vote at the U.N. yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world."