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Your Voice Matters: Vote Reform in the 2020 World Zionist Congress Election

Posted January 22, 2020

Your Voice Matters: Vote Reform in the 2020 World Zionist Congress Election

Make your voice heard in Israel. The World Zionist Congress elections have just opened, giving Central members, and all American Jews, our only democratic opportunity to influence Israeli society and support Israel's Reform presence. Voting is open now until March 11, 2020. Read more

Female Entrepreneurs Find Their People

Posted November 26, 2019

Female Entrepreneurs Find Their People

A new CORE group called Let's Elevate Female Founders Together (LEFFT) is looking to bring female entrepreneurs together to discuss, advise, and support each other by sharing ideas and experiences. They hope to not only enhance their businesses, but through our experiences together, they will also help forge new connections and find fresh perspectives. Read more

Volunteers Serve Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at PS 188 to Deserving Students

Posted November 26, 2019

Volunteers Serve Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at PS 188 to Deserving Students

On Thursday evening November 21st, under the leadership of Central member Miriam Herman, along with Suzanne Maltz, Paul Aronoff, and Rich Ostroff, a group of volunteers had the pleasure of leading Central’s 8th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving dinner at PS 188. This event, the result of an ongoing partnership with the Educational Alliance, is always a special day on our calendar. Read more

Our Future is Central: A Riveting Performance

Posted November 15, 2019

"I laughed. I cried. It was better than Katz’s pastrami." Read the completely unbiased review by Rebecca Kohut, Central Synagogue matriarch. Read more

Reflection on Women’s Fall Retreat

Posted October 24, 2019

Reflection on Women’s Fall Retreat

Last weekend, alongside Rabbis Angela Buchdahl, Nicole Auerbach, and Lori Koffman, 70 women came together for a special full-day retreat in the Flatiron district and enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating Shabbat experience. Central member Jane Ginns provides a meaningful reflection on her experience. Read more

Rabbi Hilly Haber Moderates Panel of Social Justice Advocates on Yom Kippur

Posted October 10, 2019

Rabbi Hilly Haber Moderates Panel of Social Justice Advocates on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, Rabbi Hilly Haber moderated a panel discussion between Terrance Coffie, Topeka K. Sam, and Kempis “Ghani” Songster whose lives have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, and who have dedicated themselves to creating social and political change in America. Read more

Remarks from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted May 17, 2019

Remarks from the 2019 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and synagogue president Jeremy Fielding deliver their remarks at our 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Thursday, May 16.

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Basser Center for BRCA and Central Host Expert Panel

Posted May 16, 2019

Basser Center for BRCA and Central Host Expert Panel

The Basser Center and Central Synagogue presented a panel discussion about BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm in New York, NY. Topics included recent research updates, insurance and discrimination issues, genetic testing, fertility, and more. Read more

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, LCSW

Posted April 3, 2019

Special Support Available to Seniors by DOROT Social Worker Jackie Pykon, LCSW

DOROT social worker Jackie Pykon, LCSW 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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