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Criminal Justice Reform Passes in NY State

Posted April 19, 2019

Criminal Justice Reform Passes in NY State

We are thrilled to share that the NY State Governor, Senate, and Assembly have enacted historical criminal justice reform in our next State budget. Central Synagogue was proud to be part of a group of NY's largest faith communities that worked to bring the first meaningful reform to criminal justice legislation in 50 years. Click to read our interfaith statement about the reform. Read more

Special Support Available to Seniors by DOROT Social Worker Jackie Pykon

Posted April 3, 2019

Special Support Available to Seniors by DOROT Social Worker Jackie Pykon

DOROT social worker Jackie Pykon brings special expertise in geriatric care to our Central members. Whether congregants are dealing with an illness or injury, or struggling with loneliness or isolation, Jackie is available to offer advice and recommend agencies that can help. She and Rabbi Lori Koffman also lead several bereavement and support groups for those who have lost a spouse or partner, for those who have lost children, or those who are caring for loved ones. Click below to read more about Jackie and the services she provides.
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Mentors Matter: Helping Underserved High School Seniors with Central Congregants

Posted March 14, 2019

Mentors Matter: Helping Underserved High School Seniors with Central Congregants

400 high school seniors and only 1 college advisor. That’s what these wonderful, talented students are facing just a couple blocks away from our synagogue, at the High School of Art & Design, an extraordinary, state-of-the-art middle school/high school for kids with artistic talents who major in architecture, painting, drawing, cartooning, film, fashion, graphic design, set design. Read more

FAQ - 2019/5780 High Holy Days Service Schedule Updates

Posted March 6, 2019

FAQ - 2019/5780 High Holy Days Service Schedule Updates

Our congregation came together for a congregational town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 pm in our Main Sanctuary. At this gathering, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl shared findings from our recently completed High Holy Days Experience Survey, and discussed some of the changes that are being proposed, including improvements to our High Holy Days service schedule. We hope to be able to answer some preliminary questions with this FAQ.

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A Recap: Congregational Town Hall Meeting

Posted March 6, 2019

A Recap: Congregational Town Hall Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl deliver her remarks at our Congregational Town Hall Meeting, held on Tuesday, March 5.

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Reflections from Central Synagogue Teens on their Trip to Rome

Posted February 27, 2019

Reflections from Central Synagogue Teens on their Trip to Rome

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 Rome to explore the city and see how Jewish life compares to life at home.

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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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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 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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