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COVID-19 Updates

Staying Connected With Your Central Family in 2021

Posted January 27, 2021

We may still be socially distant, but there are new ways for members to come together! Check out these virtual opportunities to meet new friends, re-connect with old ones, and find nearby neighbors with similar interests. Read more

Mental Health Series: “How Are You Really?”

Posted December 10, 2020

Mental Health Series: “How Are You Really?”

Drawing inspiration from the Mental Health Coalition’s “How are you, really” campaign, Central held two separate events — one focused on young children and adolescents, and one on adults — on December 2 and 3, 2020. Journalist and Central congregant Abigail Pogrebin moderated this two-part virtual series, which confronts the very real mental health challenges of this moment, and offers insights and practical tools as to how to navigate this destabilizing time. Read more

An Interfaith Message

Posted June 8, 2020

An Interfaith Message from the Clergy of Central Synagogue, the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan, and Saint Peter’s Church

As leaders within three different houses of worship in New York City, we come together at this time united in purpose and hope. Read more

Complete the 2020 Census

Posted May 20, 2020

This is the first time that you can complete the census online. Just visit: Read more

Submitting an Absentee Ballot for the Upcoming Election

Posted May 20, 2020

All New Yorkers can vote by mail in the June 23, 2020 election, per an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo, by requesting an absentee ballot. Voters may complete and return the application to receive their ballot. We encourage you to vote by mail, if you can, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that in-person voting is available to those who truly need it. Read more

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

Posted April 20, 2020

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

The past few weeks have been overwhelming for all of us. In this time of anxiety and uncertainty, many of us have found great comfort in our virtual Central community. We write to you now to share the continuing work of Central in Action and to let you know that our efforts are more important than ever in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Below are some updates on our social justice initiatives and opportunities for you to engage in some of our work. Read more

Helping New Yorkers Out of Confinement

Posted April 10, 2020

Our friends at Exodus Transitional Community (ETC) are working hard to provide essential supplies to men and women currently coming out of confinement on Rikers Island and are returning to a very different city than the one they left. Read more

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

Posted April 7, 2020

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

One of Central’s members is collecting boots, warm socks, and bluetooth speakers to aid medical workers and on-site volunteers at the Samaritan’s Purse* emergency field hospital in Central Park. Additionally, as medical facilities open to house more patients, volunteers are needed to help with preparation. Read more

Resources for Central’s Short and Sweet Early Childhood Virtual Seder

Posted April 7, 2020

If you are signed up for our virtual seder for families with infants and toddlers, here are some resources that you may want to download: Read more

You Can Help with An Innovative Treatment for COVID-19

Posted April 2, 2020

A number of Central Synagogue members are connected to the lifesaving efforts that are ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital. This includes exceptional medical care and innovative research. Due to recent heroic efforts by several physician scientists at Mount Sinai, there is a new potentially lifesaving treatment for people who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more

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