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Staff Lunch & Learn

Posted December 6, 2012

Our staff and clergy practiced Israeli dancing as part of a lunch & learn opportunity in the Pavilion. Congregational president David Edelson also addressed the staff.

Rabbi’s Response to B’nai Jeshurun’s Congregational Email on U.N. Vote

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."

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Tony Blair at Central

Posted December 4, 2012

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited our Main Sanctuary for an hour-long dialogue with Rabbi Rubinstein.

Mitzvah Day 2012

Posted November 12, 2012

Mitzvah Day Collage

From the Bronx to Far Rockaway, our congregants pooled their time and efforts to assist their fellow New Yorkers.

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Recovering from Sandy

Posted November 2, 2012

Our beloved city has suffered massive destruction as a result of Sandy's powerful winds and incomparable flooding. Tonight we will read from the Torah about the tale of the annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities similarly destroyed. The reasons given for their demise are helpful in understanding the wonder of our own town.

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Congregation Trip to Israel

Posted October 27, 2012

Central Synagogue sponsored a trip Israel designed for first-time visitors. The group toured Israel, visited Yad Vashem, floated in the Dead Sea, explored archaeology at Masada, hiked through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, shopped in Tel Aviv, celebrated Shabbat on the beach, and sipped wine in the Judean Hills. View more photos on our Facebook page.

Beacon School Freshmen Visit Central Synagogue

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!

Record Live Streaming for Rosh HaShanah

Posted September 19, 2012

Record Live Streaming for Rosh HaShanah

Nearly 3,000 people joined us via live stream for Rosh HaShanah.
Nearly 3,000 people joined us via live stream for Rosh HaShanah.
Our Rosh HaShanah services were live streamed and watched by nearly 3,000 people around the world. Viewers wrote to us expressing gratitude from as nearby as Manhattan and as far away as Aruba, Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Micronesia, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam!

Congregation Installs Assistant Cantor Julia Katz

Posted September 17, 2012

Congregation Installs Assistant Cantor Julia Katz

Our clergy with Rabbi David Ellenson, president of HUC-JIR
Our clergy with Rabbi David Ellenson, president of HUC-JIR
Our congregation, joined by Rabbi David Ellenson, president of HUC-JIR, gathered to install our new Assistant Cantor Julia Katz on September 14.

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